I’m no doctor…but to call yourself competent in the midst of leaving a voice mail like the one Donald Sterling left, there has to be something wrong with you! We all at times feel like the world is leaning its weight on us a little more than others. But never have I gotten to the point where I incriminated myself by leaving emotions on tape. This is what that voice mail was about, emotion. Raw, pure, and unapologetic emotion. But the question is simple, is Donald Sterling mentally capable to run a multi-billion dollar organization 100% of the time? If there are times where he wakes up and doesn’t know where he is or why he is wearing power ranger pajamas from Walmart, then its clear he probably doesn’t need to keep all the contacts in his phone or the Clippers organization.
As an athlete I know that once I found out that my head honcho was going through some mental changes AFTER he already made the comments he already made, I’m actively looking for a way out. LA or Minnesota, I need out! You never know what decisions can come down from the ranks with him at the helm. The NBA needs to make sure they put their representation against Sterling’s lawyers and make sure that this team can start its next chapter as soon as possible. They could have easily made it to the Western Conference finals this past season and I’m sure Los Angeles feels that is likely in the upcoming season. With this distraction still hanging over their heads in the form of court proceedings and media unrest, the players will need to really focus on the task at hand in the 14-15 season.
All alone. House is nice and quiet. What do I want to do with my free time? What would be better than a home cooked meal with some wine and the love of my life? I can speak for anyone else but I know I love to cook a good meal (especially when it turns out good ha) and share it with loved ones over a glass of wine. Yeah the picture is of something I just made recently, nothing you will see on the menu at your local 6-star restaurant but I must say it was pretty good.
I bring this up because it seems a lot of the times when young people tend to get into trouble or make mistakes, they are so quick to blame the lack of things to do or time on their hands. I have always tried to find ways to not only keep myself busy but do things that I would normally not do. Cooking is not only a great way to spend time with family and friends, but a good alternative to the bad eating that most people do.
The more we makes excuses for ourselves and the things we do, the less we will ever be more than we were the day previous. Try to make better decisions as the days go by and you will realize that within a few years you will have grown substantially as a person. Motivated brown young is a call to young people to step up and live the lives that some people don’t think we deserve. Not only will this improve your life and the communities that you live in, but it will spark the betterment on society as a whole.
Okay, let us keep this short and sweet. Does anyone really think they know what love really is? I mean seriously, I can guarantee that there are and will continue to be many couples who say they love each other in their vows and will still divorce sooner than a Kardashian. So I can’t even believe the married peoples on this one.
Some seem to think it is an immovable object that you run into one day head first and it leaves you making bad decisions due to the blinding light they call love…lol… that made me laugh, sorry. I personally look at love as the ultimate choice that we make when we feel we have found someone safe, reliable and sexually arousing that we can stand to be around for more than a couple months at a time.
What is your outlook on love and how it shades peoples vision on who they are really with at times? Have friends that are in love with one of the wrong person? Talk to me…
Here’s a thought… The number of young people having kids before the age of 25 is increasing drastically in the country. This is something that affects families all across the board. I can speak on this myself since my father has not been present in my life since i was 10 or 11. Now I do my best not to point the finger backwards into the past and blame him for my life mistakes. But… I think its only fair to say, the more knowledge and good example you have to follow as a kid the better choices you may naturally make.
That being said, I feel there is a major issue with our economy today which can hurt or may even be directly affected by the lack of strong credit in the country across middle and lower class society. Some people might say “Well of course, they are mid to lower class because their credit is not up to par.” And that may be right. But I can also make the argument that when a kid or an irresponsible adult has a child and hasn’t had the time to really understand their own credit, how can they teach and set an example for their offspring?
I feel it makes sense to have classes in high school that are required for young adults prior to college. College years are the years we tend to f*** things up just trying to survive! I know I put myself in a bad position due to lack of information, lack of concern and attention to my future. This would not have been the case if someone would have explained to me that this would happen of course, but is that my fault as a child or the people who raised me.
Are we not having these conversations with our youth? Obviously not. I can name 10 people off the top of my head, who come from predominantly minority families, who had no idea how to manage their credit where to go to see what was on it! I don’t care if I am upper or lower class, the fact that so many people need help managing their credit when its the primary part to most actions people take in life. You can’t live anywhere without it, you can’t drive anything that wont break down every week without it and you can’t get the job that you may be qualified for other than FICO score.
Before we sit down and speak to kids about what we don’t like about they way they dress, maybe we should try engaging them with knowledge that can benefit them and the economy. I’m sure the housing market would appreciate it, which would help the economy no doubt.
I feel like leading by example is very important and as of late I have taken that advice for myself. This is not something that will ever get fixed, we will forever have upper and lower class people. The middle class is slowly disappearing for the low part of upper class or just completely diving into lower class with generations of bad habits following right behind. Care about the big picture and I feel it will allow you see the small battles that need to start being fought.