KING JAMES: WHY WE WON’T ALLOW HIM TO BEAT MICHAEL JORDAN

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“His greatness enrages people, but for what?”


King James

Since being drafted into the NBA, Lebron James has remained strong over the past 15 seasons going on to win 3 NBA titles, 4 NBA MVP seasons, 14 All Star appearances, and a slew of other awards. But the topic in recent years have come up; is he better than Michael Jordan. And for those who grew up with MJ, such as myself, we tend to be more biased in the direction of Jordan. But sports is such a game of statistics, and your views of who is great varies. So why is it so difficult to acknowledge Lebron James in that conversation as the greatest NBA player over Jordan?

greatest show on earth

Imagine going to a circus of being privy to the best Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey show ever. Then ten years later it was topped by something much more greater. The reason it’s hard for people to say the next thing is greater is because of a generational gap. We hate to admit something from a current generation better than those that came before us. We all like to think that whatever life we have lived can’t be topped. Nothing these eyes have seen could get better. And in all likelihood, I will reject the next thing. We dilute ourselves into thinking something can’t get better, and when it does we fight it. And there is an even a deeper why.

a better time, a more innocent time

“Now don’t you ever, be sad, lean on me, when times are.” “When the day comes, and you’re down baby, in a river of trouble and about to drown.” “Just hold on, I’m coming.” For those who remember Sam and Dave singing this song back in the 1960’s, how can you convince them, “I’m your baby tonight,” by Whitney Houston isn’t as good. But Whitney’s fans will tell you, Beyonce is good, I’m your baby is better than, “Get Em Bodied.” We feel when we hear something that goes against or is seen as better it devalues our experience in childhood or early adulthood. The nostalgia moment of hearing Sam and Dave is hurt when Beyonce sells more. But we must understand, these two men paved the way for Beyonce to be greater. Same with Lebron and MJ, records are made to be broken. Understand there will be another MJ, if not better than the MJ you witnessed.

goats are born and they die and not thought of

Ask a young teen or early adult about Charlie Chaplin, they know nothing about him. But they know Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, and Amy Shumer. Shocking that one of the greatest no one knows. Better yet, since this is a sports topic, ask about Jim Thorpe, Babe Ruth, or Jesse Owens. And this is another reason we fight the Lebron James better than Michael argument. Related imageBecause enough time goes by, no one knows you ever existed. It’s not a sign of disrespect, it’s nature. No human is remembered forever, unless certain records become broken on a list, then you hear this person’s name again. We just want MJ to be eternal, and reality is, he’s not. He is meant to live, be great, and pass along like any other person in his position.


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THE PASSION TO PURSUE: WHAT IS DRIVING YOUR CAREER GOALS

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“The will to work.”


your passion

In my life, I had plenty of things that I was good at, but not a lot of things that I was passionate about. That was until my senior year in undergraduate school when I started to write my first screenplay. For personal reasons I found that writing was a way to shift how I felt into something outside of myself. But it wasn’t until my mid 20’s when I decided to embark on a career pursuit to become a writer as a career. That quickly became filmmaking and now has opened into photography as well. I never had any interest in the arts outside of listening to music and watching television. The thought of filmmaking, becoming an author, and photography was not on my radar by a long shot.

wanting to give up

If you have never been down this road of wondering what the hell am I doing, then you are definitely not truly pursuing the dream. Meaning, no matter how much you love what you do, there is something internally telling you to run and run fast. That is not only fear talking, but it’s nature. Nature has placed that inside of man because it is what has aided in our survival as a species for so many thousands of years. And for most people, they listen to that inner voice and run to what is safe and makes sense. Then there are the people who jump out there and take the risk. They fail and they fail until they succeed. It is something that so many people admire about them; that fearlessness. But even the most fearless question their abilities at times.

getting good

Everyone is so convinced that we are these amazing creatures. We think and feel that just because we are endowed with a conscious it means something. Which is why it’s hard to be honest and admit when we are good or bad at something we love. Now, what’s interesting is that we can be better if we are honest with our current status. But so many can’t get to the point of improving because they are stuck on the fact that you criticized their work. And that criticism is needed; as long as the person giving the criticism knows what they’re talking about. There is no real way to describe it, you just know when it’s right and when it’s not. What’s sad is that not everyone gets that internal response from nature.


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GREAT MINDS BELONG TO THE WORLD: WHY YOU SHOULD BE FREE WITH YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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“Spread the wealth.”


WHAT IS A GREAT MIND?

A great mind is not someone who can go to school and get a degree in a related field. A great mind is someone that has an open perspective on the world and is able to rationally apply it to society that is of benefit to everyone. Meaning, great engineers of our time and the past were able to create great efforts that we still use today: locomotive, automobile, aircraft, and aquatic. Well, what separates them from everyone else in society. Plenty of people have what they believe as great minds, but what makes the greats the great.

HOW DO YOU GET ONE?

The question of, “How do you get a great mind,” is not as simple as asking the question getting the answer. There are genetics involved, having a need that comes into question, as well as your take on the world. But there is another key element, and that is knowing that no matter how much you believe in something, understand when it’s not good. That means how many people are truly able to be true to what they are in life. Most people have this mental block that enables them to see who they are and their strengths along with weaknesses. They hear something that doesn’t align with their belief system and automatically shoot it down, instead of asking why do I believe in this and is it truly righteous to believe.

THE BAD MINDS OF THE BUNCH

Those who are of the group of people that can not get past themselves are the ones who can never reach full potential. They usually shift blame elsewhere on everyone else except themselves. These are the people who love the conspiracy theorist to death. Because we live in this society now where there is a demographic of people that love a place where they can go out and look for what ales them that will give them a reason for their current mental, financial, physical, or governmental situation outside themselves for why they can’t progress in life. I am in this situation because of this person or that systemic issue.

THE MASSES STILL NEED YOUR HELP

Still, even with the bad minds of society, the masses still could use a great that will propel them in the right direction. A great that will provide them with another way to look at life. A way that will not only set up the current generation but future generations for as the Declaration of Independence once said, “A future security for this nation.” And if you are of one of those people, it’s your duty to do so because when you don’t, you not only rob yourself, but you rob society of a quality of life. A quality that is not present currently at the moment.


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LIMITLESS PILLS: WHAT WOULD THEY DO TO THE PSYCHE OF MAN

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“Chasing the unthinkable.”


INTRO

Human beings all have limits to what we are able to accomplish in this life. Doesn’t matter if they are physical restrictions or internal restrictions. We all have something that hinders us from our ability to do the absolute thing we want to do. Meaning, if you are someone that wish you had more time to get things done, you could use more energy. The ability to work longer hours and less sleep grants you the ability to do what the majority are unable to do. So let’s observe what would happen if we had limitless tablets we could consume that would give us unlimited restrictions on limitation . This link will take you to various human limits: HUMAN LIMITS.

THE PILL’S ABILITY

The following below are the various different limitless abilities that a human could have given the various limitations:

– SIGHT

The human eyes have limitations to what we can see. You will surprised what you can see that is of great distances away. On top of my roof where I live in New York City on 140th street, I can see the top of a building in Times Square on 42nd street. But what about the ground level from which the eye can see. What if there was a pill for longer vision? On West 110th street in child, eye, eyelidManhattan is a straight shot all the way to West 14th street. What if the eye could see that far; meaning no vanishing point? Imagine the effects on the human mind being able to see things before they happened. Your world of sight could detect problems early before a lot of others see it. But that also means sometimes seeing  situations effect people negatively knowing you can do nothing but let it happen as well.

– HEARING

Let’s look at the ear for hearing. Imagine a pill you could take that would exponentially increase your hearing. That would mean that unlike the average human ear that picks up on high frequencies, but the deeper in the ear you go, the lower frequency detector makes the sound harder to pick up. Think about having the ability to hear the same as a dog. Have you ever wondered whyRelated image  a dog stands at attention when you are at home watching television. Their ability to hear is impeccable, but if humans had that ability, we might pick up on what we may not want to always hear. Such as people having a conversation about us or something private. Better yet, we could manipulate the world around us once we listen in on conversations, giving us an advantage over the world.

– ENERGY

Imagine having the ability to be energized to get more done without feeling fatigue. For most people we work a certain period of time in a day, and then we crash. And that is why the 9-5 idea of working a job exist. Research was conducted in the past to say how long a person should work a job until they meet a time when they are no longer as productive in the day. Just think about Related imagetaking a pill accomplishing a lot more than anyone else in the day. There was a movie starring Bradley Cooper entitled, “Limitless.” It was a man who stumbles upon these limitless pills and he takes them to manipulate the world around him. And there was a moment in the movie when he wrote an entire novel in a day. That could give you major advantage my allowing you to put out more int the world of quality than the average writer. Limitless energy also gives parents effort to raise children and have time for themselves, as well as their significant others.

OVERALL VIEWPOINT

Having a pill that would give you so many unlimited abilities is good, but there is probably more downside. Because man always seek to have an advantage. And how long would it take before we start to use these pills unjustly. This is why the greatness about us is that we have strong skills, but also that we don’t have and know everything. Because once we know everything, then the interest in what used to be the unknown is gone, and life becomes futile.


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LIFE’S GIFTS: DO YOU HAVE THEM OR HAVE YOU JUST WORKED HARD

“Gifts are free, trust me, it ain’t free.”


As a writer, you would think that one has a gift to be a writer. But, as a matter of fact, to say they have a gift discredits the hard work they put into their writing. You’re not born with it, but the fact that people think it is a gift can also be seen as a good thing too. Just as it seems discrediting, you also did your job by making it look so easy. Yet for some reason, if only people could see all the blood sweat and tears you put into your craft, they wouldn’t see it as some gift you were given. Ok then, why, why is it so hard for people to see that you put work in for so long.

One main reason it’s hard for them to see what you do as a gift is because anything they can’t do themselves must be some special power that you possess. And in order to be you, they must go to some far away land to be that great. When in reality it has nothing to do with being special. But another reason that people see what you do as a gift is because what they fail to notice everyday around them, you pay closer attention. And that is what separates the genius from the average person. Let’s look at Albert Einstein for a moment. He wasn’t some special type of guy, it’s just that a certain body of science peaked his interests. So he worked until he became good. Even his theory of relativity was discovered riding a bus home.

We all ride the bus, but how many of us ride the bus thinking to ourselves our body constantly in motion, relative to the bus’s movement if the bus were to stop. People usually think about errands or some other mundane activity. We don’t really travel thinking about science or mathematics. But for the people that do, their minds are always thinking about the complexities of life. Meanwhile, you’re stuck on your daily routine.

Because in the end, these are the people who supposedly are endowed with all the gifts. Yet what they have is no more than hard work and an open mind into whatever it is that interests them. What is the difference between you and Einstein: patience and love for what he does. He didn’t have a gift, for the longest he couldn’t even tie his shoe and he was a failure in science. He never took no for an answer and always came back wanting to know more and conduct more experiments.


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INTO THE FUTURE: WHAT WILL THE FUTURE OF SOCIETY HOLD FOR US ALL

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“The mistakes of the past will hopefully be corrected in the future.”


Throughout our lives, we always wonder what the future holds for all of us. And we often look back at how technology looked, and how we thought it was so ingenuous. But today it looks so dated that we laugh about how cheap it looks to us. That’s because what we have at the moment is so advanced compared to what we used to have in the past. So, 10 years from now, I wonder what will
Image result for 1999 internetlook dated to us. Or better yet, 20 years from now, what will look odd that we thought was so great. And I am not even talking about something on a high level, I’m speaking of search engines. I wonder how will they change over time. Or will there be something more virtual that will aid us in searching out information.

Today, we are advancing more and more the use of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) into our lives. Virtual reality still looks nice, yet pretty generic to us. And we usually use the two so far for video games and small simulation uses. But as time progress, AR and VR will so widely used in education, which will most likely increase the average student GPA. Image result for ar and vrNow in my opinion, the GPA of students initially using the technology will be higher than the students using it later. Early use creates a lot of intrigue, but once it is the standard, you ‘ll see a status quo of average students. Same with AR, which I think will be just as good for education, but more important of business use. People like doctors, engineers, architects, and scientist will be able to perform their jobs more swiftly.

And if the future continues to progress with increase in technological innovation, what will this mean for politics. Because Facebook has been pivotal in the campaigning of presidents in the United States. Barack Obama’s campaigns were both heavily pushed via social media as well our current president Donald J. Trump. Image result for future votingYou’ll start to be able to track other country’s leaders as well. And what will happen in addition is a more global system and moving toward fewer and fewer countries. You’ll start to notice nations beginning to merge, bringing on surprisingly more conflict. Because with diversity comes so many different ideologies in one given space. I think that there will be fewer wars, but more smaller isolated conflicts. Religion will start to decline, more people will rely on self-motivation than the need of a deity. I see us knowing so much about ourselves that we initially become depressed because all we see is this on Earth and no afterlife. But as more time progress it will become the norm.

In the end, the changes will be drastically different, but a sense of normalcy will still exist. And when I think about the future, I mean by the time I get to my middle age years of 50 years old in 20 years, hopefully greatness follows. Once technology starts to really advance, the population could decrease because manpower is less important and society is more expensive to dwell. Meaning, a rate of poverty also declines, and we have more food to feed the people alive. People will also live longer, on average today is 78, closer to 100 in 20 years. So, let me ask you, what do you think the future holds?


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MAKING YOUR OWN LUCK: HOW YOU CAN TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

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“You might have been dealt a bad hand; use in to your advantage.”


Some great advice for life, is that no matter what your economic, social, academic, ethnic, gender background, you can overcome a bad situation, At times we feel like all hope is lost for the future. But little do we know that we may be in a better position than we realize. Like me for example, I grew up below the poverty level in the United States. But does that mean I have to always be in that position in my life. You can tailor make life to move yourself out of your current situation. Problem is that most people have a hard time moving themselves out of their bad positions.

See, in earlier posts I talked about putting yourself in the know. And most people say, “What is the know?” “The know of what?” I say, “Whatever it is you’re attaining to have in this world.” So many people want something out of life, such as a paycheck. Yet they don’t quite understand what it is they have to do to get there. They’ll say,” I need a good paying job that makes good money.” That sentence has no clear meaning to it. You have to know what career interest, what title, what pay range, and what time it could potentially take to get there. And this requires having a certain level of self-awareness. Lacking an understanding of self will make it hard to navigate the know. Because you don’t know what you’re good at, if anything at all.

So what do you have to do, you have to test out different things in life. For me, I tried multiple things before I realized I wanted to be a writer. I said to myself, “Faheem, you’re going to be a doctor.” Then I realized I don’t have the patience to deal with patients. So next I said, “You’re going to be an attorney.” And envisioned myself in a court room standing before the judge and jury. Then I realized I could never get a guilty person off or send an innocent person to jail. My big break came when I said that I would go into the business field, which is broad. And it wasn’t until I went for my MBA I realized I wanted to be a writer. Initially it was not knowing what I was doing, if ever I would be successful, but I knew I loved it.

The more I wrote, the more I became comfortable with talking about myself. And I don’t mean being into myself. I mean debriefing information, and being more transparent than before in life. So what did I do, I realized I had something, and could make it into a career. So since the year 2013, I have been writing screenplays, blogging, and my books. So what does all this have to do with making my own luck? I am putting myself in the know by researching, and continuing to learn to write. Making those moves to understand the career for you and knowing what you’re good at it. And also knowing when to make appropriate adjustments to the things you write. Because you’re not going to know everything, especially in the initial stage, yet you have to develop a feel for when things are going right or wrong.

See, in the end, you can make your own luck. You just have to be willing to put yourself in a certain mind frame. And with that mind frame, you start to understand and develop a sense of self. Once you know yourself, you can pursue your career endeavor. This way, you’re being not vague about what it is you want. Sadly enough, a lot of people will never find what they’re good at in life.


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