Black Love?

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I am convinced with the abolition of slavery blacks should have left America. There were those who shared my opinion and so there was the opportunity to do so. Even Abraham Lincoln believed the black man could never realize his full potential in America after slavery.[i] The reason I say this statement is it would …

Does the Lack of Self-esteem Lead to Misery?

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The biggest cause of participation in destructive behaviors is low self-esteem. The lack of self-esteem leads to bad decisions and actions. If your life lacks value, then it doesn’t matter what choices you make. You look back at your past and see struggle and hardship. You wonder if you were ever valued as a person …

Why Do We Participate?

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The question of why do we participate in our own destruction has confounded theologians, philosophers, and social scientists since the beginning of time. It seems inconceivable and illogical anyone would deliberately participate in their own demise. Yet, it happens all the time. Whether it be through addictions, unhealthy eating habits, or selfishness to name a …

Can We Ignore Our Illness?

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The hardest person to heal is the person who does not acknowledge or accept their illness. No matter what treatment is prescribed it doesn’t matter. The difficulty with spiritual sickness is there are few physical symptoms. By the time the physical symptoms show up you are already in the latter stages of the illness. It’s …

Come Back to Vegas?

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Is it me or does the new MGM Las Vegas ad seem callous? Las Vegas is not some Holy Shrine that was defiled by infidels. Las Vegas is a place where people go to celebrate and spend money by the billions. Mostly, thorough gambling. I like Vegas. I always enjoy myself when I go which …

China is a Long Way.

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China represents the futility of continuing down the wrong path. Some people believe they cannot change their path or they deserve the path they are traveling. They accept the negativity of others or they’ve done something so terrible they deserve to suffer. Others believe they have come too far to turn back, no matter what …

Dante, What Are You Looking At?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvev1Bjx6oA In the latest Nike ad a mother is asking her son, Dante what he is looking at. As he stares off into his dream of becoming a professional athlete and playing with Lebron James. The only problem with this commercial is that Dante has zero chance of making his dream a reality. This is …

Are You in a Hole and Still Digging?

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I’m too far gone, and it’s no use pretending, I could ever forget what I done. I’m already too far gone, I got no bridges left to burn…It’s such a long way down, too far to fall. Too much trouble to turn back around – Todd Rundgren; Too Far Gone The lyrics of this song …

Why You May Be Your Greatest Enemy

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Why are we our greatest enemies? Many people today are active participants in their own destruction and of those around them. People actively pursuing their demise seems counterintuitive to most of us. Yet occurring every day. Trapped on the path of self-destruction by events or persons from their pasts. Trapped in a cycle of low …

Crime: Is it Social or Morals?

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The study suggests that a major reason why certain young people refrain from crime is not because they fear the consequences; it’s that their morality simply prevents them from even seeing crime as a possible course of action in the first place. – Breaking Rules According to sociologists and activists that crime results from social …