MY VOTE MY DEMISE: ARE WE TOO SERIOUS ABOUT OUR POLITICS

 

I Voted Sticker Lot

“In a Democratic Republic.”


who really cares

Ever since the United State President elect Donald J. Trump came to office this country has been at odds. People are going as far as cutting off their own family for their political affiliation. But the main issue that I have is not who you voted for, but why are people so invested in each others political views. We, for some reason have to be so in tuned with the reasons why someone voted. We act as if the people who are doing the voting are also making the country’s decisions. When in reality, even the people they elect are not going to be doing as much as we think they are while in power. So what is the real reason we have so much vested interest?

on my side or your side

In America you are either Democrat or Republican in this country. And if you don’t have a political affiliation then people accuse you of straddling the fence. But when you fall on the side of one of the parties then you stand a chance of upsetting someone. For me, I am more liberal then conservative, but not by much. I am about 55% liberal and 45% conservative; which makes me very moderate in this country. But for most people in America today they are either 80% or 90% on one side over the other. And they have this prevailing theory that if you are not in my party then you are against me. And in a country where we are supposed to be celebrating the freedom to choose, we are targeting people for their political party options.

it should be free

Our politics should be our free way of expression but for some reason it has changed. And the current president has caused so many people to split and choose sides. But what if he wins twice? Does that mean that more and more people are going to split and choose sides? Who knows, we will have to wait until 2020 to see how things pan out.


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CAN’T SAY THIS CAN’T SAY THAT: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE STATE OF LANGUAGE

 

Three Wise Monkey Decor

“Primates out of tune.”


policing each other

We are in a very weird time in American history. People have this issue with so many people expressing themselves in language. But the same people angry over language don’t want you to tell them how to talk. So we have become this society where we are triggered by everything. Which is some of the same things we follow in regards to the people we like. And who would have thought we would be here in a nation where we have the first amendment. But the first amendment protects you from the government restricting your language. It has nothing to do with the masses. Because we never thought the people would be so much of the problem.

rules of engagement

When you are using certain language, the question remains, “Who is allowed to make what statements?” We say who can say what and when which is beyond me considering you cannot legislate language. Because what are the guidelines for using the language. It’s like when I say the word nigga as a Black male, but then say you can’t say it. Then we get into the debate about why. And the answer boils down to I am Black. But listening to the logic, it almost means don’t call me a nigga, I can say it cause I’m one. Which would ultimately mean there should be no barring on the word because it really is an acknowledgement of who I am. And that is where language gets crazy because there is no real rhyme or reason.

we’re all triggered by something

In our lives, there is something that makes us all tick. No matter the word or how it’s said. So the idea that there is a restriction on language is beyond me. Because living in a society that is that ambiguous should mean there are no restrictions. See everything is in context. You have people who say the context doesn’t matter. But if context doesn’t matter, you being able to say something no one else says is context. So saying something has no context gives credit to you not even being able to say what you want. Because you saying what you want is context to say it and no one else.


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I DO IT FOR THE CULTURE

 

Photo of a Woman Wearing Sari Dress

“What a time to be alive.”


2 months of intrigue

These are the months that I have waiting for my blog. This is where we will analyze culture for the months of September and October. And when I say the word culture, there are many different forms of culture. There is the ethnic culture, and then there are the social cultural influences that affect our lives. And the social/political have been the biggest. Especially considering in the next four months we are heading for another presidential election cycle. So our culture in America is very broad and ambiguous. But I am not just going to limit it to America, I have some things overseas in foreign countries that are of intrigue as well. So enjoy and continue to support the site.


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NOT ON YOUR WATCH: SUCCESS DOESN’T COME WHEN YOU’RE READY

Person Writing on White Book

“Put the time in to get there.”


i want it now

For some reason, people think that just because they are ready for an opportunity, that someone should automatically give them one. You have to realize that with opportunities come the preparation. This way if and when you do get your chance you are ready for the task at hand. But most people don’t want to wait their time, they just want to jump right on in and get to working immediately. Yet you are not remotely close to being ready. There is too much you don’t know and you’re thinking about a career like working at a fast food restaurant So go back, put the time and work some more. Understand that opportunity comes with preparation.

social media f***ed the game up

People look on the internet and see someone with a platform and didn’t realize how hard that person was working to get to that point. They just see the numbers and didn’t see the numbers when only a few people cared about the platform. But in this digital game, we don’t realize that the internet is not a real place. and when I say that I mean that it is not a place to believe wholeheartedly in when trying to climb in life. You’re given this perception that is nowhere near the real grind. And once you step into the game, you think you’re not working hard enough or you’re being lazy. The problem is that you can’t look these mediums as this face value entity. Nothing is ever what it seems; trust and believe to build that platform it took time.

patience is a virtue

I heard that good things come to those who wait. And this is true when you putting the daily work into where you want to go. So many people are working hard, but not working smart. And to those that work smart, you have to be patient. Life does not move when you are ready, it happens when it happens. Yet so many will not make it to that point because they are in a rush and rushed work gets overlooked.


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STAYING MOTIVATED: KEEP GOING EVEN THOUGH NOTHING IS WORKING

 

Person Holding Stay Focuseds Paper

“Work out.”


wake up go out

How do you stay going even when nothing around you is happening in your career? Well you have to do something on a daily basis. Me, I like to sometimes envision myself traveling somewhere that I have never been until I can afford the means to go. You are able to not only pass the time, but you also can find out you have motivation through the things you think about having in life. There is something about the vision that will get you up off the couch and pursue for your career. Because a lot of careers in today’s society involve you going out and getting the job. You can’t wait for someone to give you the opportunity, you have to go to it.

keep your head up

Sometimes it’s hard to go when you have dealt with so much hurt. But know, that you are not an anomaly, plenty of people have been in your predicament. I hate to use the cliché that nothing in life comes easy. And that is true, it doesn’t. I remember in a speech that Denzel Washington gave that stated “The greatest impediment to success in life is ease.” You will not go anywhere until you have felt that hurt and pain. And when I say hurt and pain, I mean the mental. Physical is not what you’ll experience, even in a career that is physical. The games that will be played on your mind will hurt you more than any hit on a football field, or building block falling on you in construction.

light at the end 

There are better days ahead of you in your quest for success in your career.  In time you will be where you want to be, but don’t let the now effect your future. Because the only person responsible for your come up is you.


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RISE AND SHINE: COMING TO WORK IN THE A.M.

Analog Alarm Clock Displaying 07:00

“Get up, stand up.”


early morning am

When you wake up in the morning, do you ever get that feeling of why am I getting up this morning. Because even though you might like your job, you still have this feeling that you can’t seem to get out of bed. But for the most part that feeling comes from people that are not that interested in their jobs. You want to get out of the bed, but you have this feeling like someone is pushing down on your body. How do you get up when this feeling is there? This feeling isn’t normal and probably means you need another job. But how do you get the other job? It’s not like you can just say I want one and get one that easy.

routine that is comfortable

When you get up in the morning, find something that interest you everyday, and focus on doing that one thing. This is something that will get you going when you start your day. Mine is going to Planet Fitness and getting in a nice exercise. This is for about and hour, then I head back home to get a shower and then out into the city. From there I go to the computer lab and work on my photography and screenwriting. The routine that I love the most will get me ready to take on the day. But let me give you a disclaimer, don’t get to into the routine. Because then you will eventually get too bored with the routine. So learn to switch it up every now and then.

it’s only 8 hours

Just think about it, when you work and have to put in so many hours, then you have to think about it relatively speaking. You have to connect it to something you like that takes that much time. Or you have to break down the time into sections. This sounds so irritating, but you can;t just go another 8 or another 6 for your part time gig. Trick yourself into thinking it’s not as difficult by liking certain things and focusing on your love for that. Time tends to pass when you are doing something you love.


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WORKING WITH FAMILY: SHOULD YOU WORK WITH RELATIVES

People Looking at Laptop Computer

“Know what you’re doing.”


family first

Now, you may all may think that it could be a great idea to hire your family or work with family. Now, this can be a serious problem or the greatest thing to ever happen. You have to make sure that everyone is one the right page when working together. Make sure the business comes first when you are with family even friends. So if that is all on the up and up then you could see yourselves being very successful in business because since family is involved you already have the trust in place. But there are those times where this can be pretty dicey depending on how your relationship can go with your family.

way too comfortable

When you work with people that you are cool with, it can be too much comfort to where business could lack. You don’t want to see yourself in a position where people are not attentive because they feel like they are working for family. They may also be more prompted to talk back to you where they would never do anything like it when working for someone else. So make sure they know you are their employer or that you guys are good business associates working together.

i won’t say do or don’t

I can’t say it is a bad or good idea. It will be something you have to figure out on your own. I can’t tell you who to hire or who to work for in life. This is tough especially considering you want to make money with someone you trust. You want to be in a pleasant environment, and who more than family. So as time progress you will see who you can depend on and who you can’t when it comes to work. Initially you can’t see it, but time will tell. Hopefully things work themselves out because them again, these are people you have to see and deal with outside of work.


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