I am a Kobe Bryant fan… I see his young face but he has been playing 20 seasons and to add the strawberry on top… Leaving his final game scoring 60 points against the Utah Jazz 101 to 96!
The highest scoring game in NBA history and they won! What a way to leave… in his royal colors!
We wish Kobe the joyful retirement and what a way to seal the deal!
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors, is breaking records for the NBA’s single season record 73rd win and by hitting 400 3 pointers last night breaking the Chicago Bulls “Michael Jordan” historical record.
This guy isn’t magical but he is definitely a game changer and quite a “gifted” ballplayer!
Stephen Curry brings me back to the game I fell in love with!
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Our westernized customs seem to confuse principles and privileges. Principles definitely come with a higher price. Although many will swear the will die by a principle but will die if they can’t have privileges.
When I am going to certain engagements. I watch some of the most ignorant individuals who will get angry if they can’t have their way. They are so super sophisticated until their monsters come out of the box. They are intimidated if their status is somehow rejected with just sheer order. If the event is educational or informative I am dismayed with negative behaviors! You can “easily” see who is there for show and tell…privileged not principles!
When in fact, sometimes is just mere circumstances and the water is tested. I purposely try to avoid nonsense by following the letter. Some people like “grand entrances”… and power pushing with their authority. I still do what is right even when I know they are wrong.
On time means on time the privileged can often come often abusive and controlling emotionally. They don’t know who I am is their attitude! Instantly I know where they are…Apparently issues with self worth…They have to “try” to devalue others!
I prefer even with school to get their early to settle in. Those who have dealt with individuals that believe that they can do what the want you will see that who they are in person in so short-lived in private.
As you begin to become in season with your life at some point you do have to reassess who, what and why? I can’t ingest everything that someone is about unless I am actually lining my life up with individuals that are going in my directions.
People connect themselves to others for many reasons but when it’s based on status, or some other foolish reasons, there is no true relationship. Without holding one’s self accountable, what we make decisions about today brings a tomorrow. Saying and being is two different things. When people have no moral boundaries get ready for the obstacles of dealing with pride and ego!
Sadly, people are caught up in labels for some who “holler” about former NBA star, Michael Jordan. I watch the foolishness over a pair of athletic shoes. They almost “kill” each other for these next name brands.
Look at this way…Aren’t people the same way with human beings? They have to stand next to the name brand celebrity, or what’s deeming popular? Is this not the same nonsense its the brand of the day?
It’s not a shoe but certain people we must “rub” elbows with even if they are filthy in character. Household names that will keep names in light but draw darkness. This kind of superficial craziness is what drives our nation as a whole.
The negative competition between each other that is more divisive than anything. What am I saying when one sets and atmosphere what is better material wise… and without principles will fail eventually.
Michael Jordan’s shoes will eventually wean away from wear and tear. The simple privilege of owning a pair… the money was spent on a basically a status symbol”. Just say you have it! Inwardly knowing that shoes costs so much to prove to others that he or she has arrived.
Privileges without principle is short-circuit if there is some level of gain temporary. Principles holds fast to human decency, morals and boundaries. You can easily tell the superficial because they are normal proud of being connected more with the status of anything than the principle about everything. I think it’s wonderful you can find anything that relates in a positive fashion. I haven’t found anyone or anything to stand in line for hours for… celebrity or otherwise!
I am not there yet! We are sending the wrong messages to our young, that privilege is everything and it’s not. I do understand having privileges but the more people seem to have the more the seem abuse those privileges. When you do some sense of having a moral compass you are not the center of the universe and neither do you purposely hurt others. Power and privilege has jacked this country up already…to see it within individuals is just as frightening!
Privileges are great when someone can handle it with principles this extend the spirit to grow with instead of downward spiral of having opportunities without knowing the meaning thereof.
They prefer to be the “liked” parent. Refuse to discipline so the children run all over them. The children know the weak parents routine… even if the parent disciplines somehow “rats’ their way back in the child’s good graces by rewarding the screw up behavior. The cool parent is tormented the child is upset with then, so give in to child’s manipulation. So to remain good in the child’s sight they prefer to be popular by not setting rules and boundaries. Cool parents are not all necessarily misguided youths but can also be people of ripe age who don’t believe in correcting bad behavior. Cool parents actually encouraged like-minded behaviors even if it is wrong.
The strangest behavior from them yet, when they are somewhat surprise when the disrespect fester and the child becomes a danger to themselves and others who have to deal with them. The “cool parent” buys the child alcohol and or drugs. They rather that they child become an addict at home. The foolishness is also passed over in many religious arena. called the Eli Sons Syndrome, when spiritual leaders ignore or fail to acknowledge wrong doings… the bad behavior is coddled instead of corrected. Cool parents have trouble behavior issues of their own. Immaturity is also a strong factor! They
You want to understand lack of respect of authority look for the house without structure. One might allow the child to express themselves.. aka tell the parents off… This kind of nonsense is breeding rapidly. As much as one think they can handle trouble youths…true results wont come because of you appealing to them but being honest!
Teenager vents that she came home and found her mother getting high with a girl her age and her mother but forbids her to do it. How can I explain the ignorance? I didn’t. Too many young parents today are unteachable and unlearned about raising being on the same level creates an atmosphere to be self-destructive and without proper foundation for raising mentally well children. As one might call “modern-day” parenting. And this is what plague many city streets the products of cool parents!
Getting on a child’s level to prove shows the child one thing… disrespect. When I find young parents doing this is still a form of child abuse.
The childish parents “irks” my last nerve! What can educators do with them when the think they are their equal? The child actually believes that he or s he is beyond being discipline for the experience they have practicing with adults.
Children that allowed to be everything but a child becomes problematic on so many levels. And they wonder why we deal with the “angry ” and violent generation. There is a common cause why so many join gangs or become affiliated with the wrong crowds.
The same with spiritual parenting you create havoc environments because they can’t respect the boundary. They are afraid of correcting the child because of the backlash!
So, then society is left to deal with the uncontrollable brats! I agree there are children who act beyond years…but remember they are still children! When a child can sit comfortably with a parent to have a cocktail or get high…what exactly are you teaching them. And if you want to see how bad the child is watch how ignorantly they will come to the aid of such bad behavior. Their child is the victim because people are intervening with the truth. Instead of bringing awareness and annihilating the problem…others are rebuked instead!
Then just like the cool poor parenting the child is taught, how to be conniving, manipulative, combative, disruptive, disrespectful, divisive, abusive and of course REBELLIOUS! I believe that so many leaders today have advertise such behavior. Adults that are still having tantrums and misbehaving. I think the saddest thing in the world is when people who are supposed to be agents of change but have bad behavior. One can be a trailblazer with such behavior but then end results are so death in every way and its never productive but counterproductive!
I am advocate against bullies and one of the known facts that bullies surround themselves with the same kind of people. It’s not the sign of child’s behavior it’s the parents that have often co-signs along with it! Spiritual or biological training! God has never rewarded bad behaviors but rid of it! People should do the same. The harvest of the behavior today manifests on our streets everyday. The lack of making proper decisions …what you decided that was so cool has now becomes so destructive!
I love me some Chicago White Sox… Tell me it ain’t so over a matter in the clubhouse. First Baseman Adam LaRoche decided to retire because his son Drake was asked to cut down time in the clubhouse
If Adam’s son Drake is apart of some kind of apprentice program there still should be boundaries. So don’t y’all go getting special on me. His father is on contract not his son. I am a little taken at the uproar over a Mr. Williams decision. I understand the difficult decision that this might be to some but why?Your son can’t come to work anywhere in this country in any profession so don’t give Mr. Williams a hard time…I’m sure all us understand this… but why the blow up?
And the offense came… Really?…Is this fair? At some point I am sure Mr. William would allow the lad to come on occasion. Is this not a bit odd that 13 million dollars was the magic number? I like Mr. LaRoche being the poster father of all times…What better example has he set? I agree he looks fabulous but wanting Drake there at the clubhouse with adults on regular shouldn’t be acceptable.
I appreciate Mr. LaRoche spending this kind of time with his son…but he is technically still at work. I understand he wants his son to learn the game but at what expense?
I would like to believe that we don’t have the entire story. I hope this doesn’t become so controversial that we can’t seem exercise some common sense. I love you Chicago White Sox…let’s keep this professional and please don’t break up the family over this…
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I been at this a long time, although my family didn’t get the “nationwide” camera coverage we had huge losses! It doesn’t dismiss that I saw a lot and no I wasn’t living in any bad neighborhoods.
The ten men in my life who died were victims of gun violence… And most were all relatives! The scary part is that before the rise on terror my family has already experienced it… In my life as a child I had experienced too many tragedies to gun violence. Starting with a neighbor who I saw being murdered in his wheelchair…robbed and shot in the head, a childhood friend who brains were blown out in front of my brother. Another, was someone who was close to my family he was shot in the head in back of my grandmother’s house on the next block. I wasn’t even 16 years old and this wasn’t even touching the surface in how many male relatives died in this manner . And no this isn’t including everyone I knew that died brutally die to gun violence.
People had already grown numb. The gun violence become only new to those who finally get to the reality …gun violence has hit their homes or communities. No one can shed just as much light as I can on this continual curse of death by guns!
I wont downplay anyone’s experience with it… I just know it’s gut wrenching! I haven’t been so silent about the lack of involvement my family who has tremendous losses due to gun violence. Like so many, they don’t want any parts in it. That is why I speak for those who aren’t getting all that focus on their tragedies. Every loss is important to me. Pain is pain. You have to be an insensitive individuals to not allow your heart to be moved with compassion when people tell their stories. Sometimes I can handle it and there are days I can’t listen to another story. I thank God for what little light is being shed but I am still not with the bowing and praising…. My story is huge and I have told them many times… Of my family loss. My disappointment comes in when everyone turned their backs on the people who suffer that so many never heard of it. It’s as if certain people had more pain than others.
My first time dealing with it head on… was when I joined then Senator and Pastor Meeks… for prayer in front of a Chuck’s Gun Shop in Riverdale, Illinois. The crowd with us what still was about real results But we are still plagued with the crowd of being huge but without true boldness and substance. Numbers are impressive to people not with me. I need the boldness and power hitters. I can spot the nonsense of just noise!
We prayed and even then I didn’t grasp how maddening the gun violence became because like so many I didn’t want to remember the pain I wanted to be more than heard. I wanted results!
I had to deal with the aftermath of being disowned by people like today… and certain family members . I was a little to radical for appearances with my boldness and my courage to take down strongholds. I was embarrassed at the lack of boldness even with the church. A bunch of noise and no power! We made national headlines for praying in front of a gun shop. I didn’t gain support I grew haters for my passion to bold with it! I definitely became the family “black sheep” but with the church as well…. I was too outspoken… and too bold with my evangelism about who and what I represent and a lot hasn’t change. I might be apart of the fight but I know the real powers that be… and I have yet to see radical gun laws… Money is talking …in many circuits and not’s just in government but rallying as well!
Here is where I think I had to come to grip with standing up for what is right… 1) Some people play the game around it they will only go so far.
2) Some get rich off of other folks misery…it becomes the game its the most popular thing to do.
3) There are the complainers but are too afraid to get all the way in with it and want to tell other how it should be done.
4)If you want to do it right with integrity you might have to stand alone! I have been around the talks of gun violence and protesting a long time but I have yet, to see when will the masses will stop the insanity of doing the same things but expect different results.
I am amazed at the excitement of nothing. We haven’t made any huge milestones on gun control. We have more organizations than ever. Yet, we have to come in all directions full throttle. We limit the talks and dumb down on other serious issues that can ward death off at the abuse of guns!
I am learning to skip the talking this has been going on at least in my family over 100 deaths later! Its time to go for all the main arteries to gun control… Lets do the initial step… Ask yourself…are any violent instigators in your personal circle… People think gun violence starts with the trigger but it actually starts with the attitude. So many “avoid” confrontation of the character of people. Guns wont shoot without a person! I pursue manufacturers full throttle but I am personally waiting on genuine up close and personal addressing the lack of family values and demoralizing of life. I know that we want everyone to be responsible gun owners and I know that “term” is limited until a situation may arise.