You know—I’ve been working 24 years of my life so far. And you know what I’ve noticed? I’ve noticed that people for the most part are great people. They love their families, their community, and their country, but sometimes, just sometimes, they can become a—pain. They’re aggravated, and I don’t think they know why. I can relate, because at some point in my life I was walking around aggravated—totally pissed-off at my circumstances. Until I found out that it wasn’t the circumstances, it was me!. I was just plain bored! And my aggravation was just my subconscious trying to get it through my “thick”—skull. It was trying to give me a swift kick in the backside so I would wake up! Begging me to wake up out my sedentary lifestyle and search for true meaning, meaning that resonates with my spirit, my soul. I guess that makes me one of the “lucky” ones—well not really lucky, but it is a blessing to be able to know why you are feeling aggravated. Pardon the cliché: ‘ Knowing is half the battle”. Now that I know, I can start trying to do something about it. This is where all the hard work and determination comes into play. I sure feel sorry for the person who knows their ailment but sit and does nothing about it. They’ll probably complain about something or someone, but they won’t take a close look at themselves. Just a thought…
We are all Students and I am going to give you this hall pass to life and it has no return time on it. I need you to walk carefully but boldly right out that door and experience life. But this time I want you to be aware of everything in its entirety. I want you to really experience life this time. The sky is the limit! You can do absolutely what you want to do with this Hall Pass. But–be mindful of the power this gives you because you can do some constructive things as well as some destructive things to yourself. There are flowers out there to bring you joy and there are weeds out there that will bring you pain. There are also flowers out there with thorns, so stay alert, but enjoy the experience. As you go along, write down your name, and where you are going, but reject anyone who says you can’t get to where you want to go. Show them this Hall Pass, and tell them, ANANSI2050 says this clears me to go anywhere my heart desires. Make up your mind when you write down your name, and begin to associate your name with greatness. You are greatness when you make up your mind to be that and nothing else! Now don’t make a mistake of thinking this Hall Pass will allow you to escape hardships that are sure to come your way. This just allows you access. What you do on your journey is up to you– only! This Hall Pass is just a reminder that you are on a journey to handle business, but at some point you must return. The Time is NOW! GO!
Everyone loves to see someone who is worse-off then themselves. I guess that’s why reality television has become such a hit lately. Even though at the moment, I don’t own a television, when I do find myself in front of a reality television show it can be frightening to say the least. The morality is low and it seems like anything goes, as long as the ratings are high. But I wonder, “Who is watching this stuff”? And then I see the audience and I have my answer. It’s usually people with low self-images or none at all, or people who are down and out, who find comfort in other people’s drama. I only get a glimpse of it before my head starts to hurt, and then I have to turn away from it, or ask the owner to change the channel. It’s like the king and his royal fool, it aids in his vanity. “At least I’m not as stupid as the Royal Fool,” the king will say to himself. And “at least my life isn’t as screwed up as theirs,” the television owner will say. Now this is no attempt to attack television as a whole. I think there are good television shows that are out there, they just get pushed aside by shows with the most drama and chaos. It’s scary to think that this is what we’ve come to expect as a society. I don’t know. What do you think? I mean, what can you get out of watching so much television with all that chaos and drama? I guess that’s why we have some many empty minds from watching so many mindless shows, and wide bodies from watching so many wide flat-screen televisions. Hell, I’m no expert; it’s just an observation, as I take an open-minded look at our society and how it has changed.
Earl Nightingale says: “ the disciplined hates the undisciplined”. And the question, although it is quite obvious to a serious thinker, is why. Why does a person, who see someone else living freely within their own created world, despair over the fact that this individual is living how he wants to live? That person will be called frivolous or foolish, or even misguided by the disciplined. Is it because this undisciplined individual just acts instead of just reacting? Now I’m not speaking of undisciplined individuals that create chaos and cause problems in his or her society. They will not be successful in doing that. Only when a person knows where they’re going , and when what they decide to do isn’t hurting anyone else, are they a true success. But I am speaking of this person who tries to escape the monotony of routines and schedules and other externally directed titles or roles. I am talking about the person who decides what he wants out of life more than anything else. And as he works towards this worthy ideal, as Earl Nightingale would say, he slowly drifts away from the junk that doesn’t work for him. All of these roles, that deep down in his soul, he dreads. He escapes from the crowd and works towards becoming more of himself. When I see the undisciplined persons who are themselves, I sense a feeling of warmth and humbleness in their character, almost like a child before it’s taught otherwise. These individuals go about their day in total bliss, embracing every bit of it, good and bad. While the disciplined individuals, tries hard to hold on to the titles and roles they hate, but fear to change. Just a thought, on an old idea.