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How to end Racism.

16 Nov

This blog is about ending racism. It is so easy to point out racism or wrong doings of other ethnic groups. Doing so diverts attention from the real issue, that’s racism within your own ethnic group. Every ethnic group has some form of racism, but to deny it or not fight it is saying you agree with racism. The fastest way to accept bad behavior is to keep quiet.

I know I am not the only one who has been told that I am the reason racism is alive, that I am the one race baiting. What I do will point out the racist ways within my ethnic group , others in my ethnic group tell me to shut up about it, and then racism will go away. I disagree with that logic.  It is the same logic of letting your child mouth off or call the other parent names while you sit back and say nothing. When both parents do not band together, the child thinks the quiet parent agrees with that child’s bad behavior. That way of thinking only allows the child to act worse day after day.

If you want racism to end, you have to address the cancer within your ethnic group.When you have a medial issue, do you address it and fix it, or do you ignore it thinking it will go away? When you see it, you have to step up and call the person(s) out and stand up for the victim. It’s not a hard concept to do, it’s just a hard concept to accept.

We as humans need to get rid of this cancer in our own ethnic groups, so stand up and end it in your ethnic group. Stop ignoring it , it will not go away unless you chase it away.

Reposition your body in the bed of life. A new perspective.

28 Jan

Yesterday I had some moles removed , and I now have stitches in my body. It made it difficult to lay in bed; so I had to reposition my body so I could lay down and watch T.V. until I fell asleep. While I was watching T.V. from another angle, I was thinking to myself that this old T.V. looks like a new one from this angle.

I got to thinking, maybe people need to change their mind, body, and logical way of thinking in life; they may see things differently and not be so closed-minded or stubborn.  I see too many people who will stay in the same mindset no matter how much mental pain they are in. This world would be more tolerant if folks would just roll over their mind, or turn around and see what’s going on behind them. If they would just open their minds up, they will see their old way  of thinking as not much fun as the new way. Take your mind or head and turn it over and try acting like the old way is in pain and you need to give it a rest.

So give your old ways a rest and look at life from another angle. You may think life is grand again and really enjoy what’s around you ; and the folks you disagreed with may be the folks you agree with after you roll over and see things from another angle.

Be the tree, not the lawn mower.

16 Nov

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As a child this is the house I grew up in. Taking these pictures brought back many memories. One of which I noticed that there are now 3 trees in the front yard and not just 1. I remember many hot summer days mowing that huge corner lot.  And having many ladies stop by just to visit me , NOT!!! I also remembering leaving the one tree alone, mowing around it. Can you guess which one? If you guess the one farthest from the house you are correct. When the other 2 would start to grow, I would go over it with the lawn mower as I would mow the grass.

If those 2 trees just gave into the lawn mower, they would not be alive today. But they kept on fighting and they came back bigger and stronger than the one that was left alone to grow. Those 2 trees should be an inspiration to humans who happen to be picked on or are told they are not good enough, or strong enough, or smart enough. If these 2 trees started crying or gave up after the first time the lawn mower cut them down, they would not be seen by anyone and I would not be writing this blog about INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION.

Next time you or someone you know are being degraded by a human lawn mower, just tell them or yourself to be like a tree. If they look at you funny tell them this true story. Show them this blog or read it to them. Folks need to TREE UP AND GET A BACKBONE. You can be what you want in life, no matter what your age is or what is going on in your life.

Just think, that mower that cut those 2 trees down every time the grass was mowed, is now in some dump sight rusting away. All the while the 2 trees it cut down are now big and alive, all for everyone to see in their full monty.

Paranoia , fear, and greed .

2 Sep

These are the three major factors that drive some people and businesses in America today. Look around and see how people,companies,and the media acts and talks. If you hear people talk and what they say or don’t say, they will have one of these 3 if not all 3 of these traits ( not all Americans, just the ones who have an empty soul ).

Take for instance the wars we get ourselves into. The only one that I see justified is Afghanistan. We should be out of there now ( we did our mission ). The Iraq war was started off of President Bushes fear and paranoia and the Military industrial complex’s greed. Now look at Syria. Yes I feel sorry for the people over there, but we have no reason to go there. I feel the Military industrial complex is pushing for a war there. It’s about their profits. It has nothing to do with Americas safety or freedoms. We need to stop making excuses for bombing other countries. What if another country helped the south during our civil war? Let the other countries fight it out on their own.

Now look at the gun industry. They push fear into so many folks and that drives up gun sales. They want high crime because that will drive up gun sales among the fearful, paranoid people in America. If you do not believe me, look at the amount of guns and ammunition being sold today. I am not against guns, I am against companies feeding fear into already paranoid people all for their corporate greed.

Look at politics and the workplace. You will see people acting paranoid and fearful by their actions or lack of actions and words. We should not be living like this. We need to get back to simple basics and stop worrying about what others can or will do to us. Put religion into your life and you will be at peace with yourself.

A few weeks ago I was having a discussion about running a business with an older gentleman. He sounded like he knew what he was talking about, so I was asking questions. His response was,” I can’t tell you everything, because that will allow you to go make money for yourself”. Now does that sound like he has all 3 traits? I would say yes. What’s he afraid of? What’s he paranoid about? And why does he have so much greed , that he does not want to see others make money?

If you watch the reality show Big Brother, you will see all 3 of these traits and it’s very sad and sick at the same time. There is paranoia, fear, and greed in about 90% of the players on that show. Why are all 3 traits running wild in our society? Look around you and see if you can change anything about yourself, then work on others.

We need to calm down and get back to the simpler things in life.

Big Brother 15 & Supreme court ruling on Voter rights act.

6 Aug

The title is long, but by the time you are done reading this, you will see the connection between the social experiment on T.V. and our justice system. If you have been watching Big Brother 15 on CBS, you will have noticed the sick and disgusting racial slurs, homophobe slurs , sick”jokes” about children and women. Big Brother 15 if just a microcosm of the American society.

A few months back the Supreme Court made a ruling that either Article 4 or 5 in the Voter rights act are no longer needed. Their justification is that racism no longer exists in America. The article they ruled that no longer is needed ( in their minds ) was the article that stopped voter suppression in southern states that has deep roots of racial injustices. Those states can now do as they please when it comes to voter laws per their state.

The connection to that ruling and Big Brother 15 is the racism going on in Big Brother shows that racism is alive and very strong. The ones that are acting out these racist ways are from southern states. Racism is taught, not something you are born with. IT is taught a lot in the southern states, just look at the way the folks act on Big Brother.

I personally think that in 2014 there is going to be a lot of African-Americans and Hispanic/Latino folks not getting the chance to vote, and those in power will justify it one way or another with a shit eating grin.

What is going on in Big Bother and the real world is institutional racism, and we the people are the only ones who can squash it. How can we squash it you ask? We can call folks out on racism when we see it happen. We can educate those who are uneducated on racism. Those in power , like Julie Chen and the producers of Big Bother can step in and do something about it ( and they are doing nothing, they are just as guilty as the perpetrators). We can elect people who are against racism and still understand that it’s alive and change laws to protect the powerless.

As long as we sit back and do nothing, we are just as bad as those enacting the racist ways. Saying or doing nothing is just as bad as saying it’s OKAY TO BE A RACIST!

I challenge those at the top of CBS to step up and do something. I challenge those in politics to step up and fix what has been unfixed. I challenge those around the world to step up and stand for something. STOP RACISM, don’t stand on the sidelines and be quiet!!!

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Congress proved my point.

27 Apr

This past week a part of the sequester ( cuts in gov. subsidized programs to save money) affected some very rich and powerful people. God forbid if they have to sacrifice with the poor and humble folks of this great nation. Some of the programs that are taking a good hit are cancer patients ( they are being turned away from treatment), unemployment and food stamps ( I think), department of defence , and the FAA (delayed flights). Guess which one the super rich and powerful got all up in arms about? You got it, it was the flight delays.

Super rich and powerful Americans hate to sacrifice and be inconvenienced. They will throw fits and yell until they get their way. They are like that spoiled kid in your class that no one liked. A few congressmen and wealthy businessmen ( who complained to congress) had to sit and wait for their flight delay and hated it so much that they all reversed the cuts to the FAA in less than 2 hours. Do you think they reversed the cuts to the cancer patients? Heck no, they are sacrificing for the American good. Why? Because they are poor and it does not affect the rich and powerful.

The poor and powerless sacrifice 24/7 365. A segment of America hates to be inconvenienced even if it helps the rest of America. A certain group only cares about themselves.  If this does not want you to change the way America works, then I do not think anything will get you motivated to flip the switch.

If a law affects the poor and powerless, then it’s a great sacrifice for the American good. If a law affects the rich and powerful, then it’s class warfare and is unfair,and trust me they will change that law so they are not inconvenienced. If the rich and powerful profit from a law , then it’s capitalism at its best and a good profit motive law. If the poor and powerless profit from a law, then it’s people taking advantage of the American system. It’s people living off of the government. It’s people sucking off of the governments teat.

Whats it going to take for you to say you have had enough of the double standard?

Use your position for good, not evil.

20 Apr

I have to write this from a personal point of view. It’s about people with authority and power who do all they can to make others feel like they are less than what they really are. I see it going on with my daughter, and her track teammates. It even happens in the class rooms and offices across this country.  I personally find it very disgusting when people do this and grin while they do and say things to others.

A few of my daughters track coaches feel it necessary to degrade kids and make them cry instead of making them feel like they are part of the team no matter what their talent level is. I am doing all I can to not go up and make myself sound like a fool and say what needs to be said. A real coach or teacher will do what it takes to bring the best out in a child. A real boss will do the same as well. I have seen people of power do what it takes to make people quiet or give up just for grins and the satisfaction of knowing they can.

30 years ago mentors of kids ( coaches and teachers ) would bring the best out of any child. Not today, is it because the coaches and teachers have no clue as to what they are doing? Good supervisors bring out the best on co-workers as well. They are out there, but not as many as there use to be. I have a few real good ones above me, but I have been at places where they should have been fired instead of the workers below them.

I think all teachers and coaches should be evaluated and tested on their ability to deal with humans and not just books. A lot of them would be fired if you ask me . I feel we can do better instead of accepting that this is all we got to mentor our kids at school.

Information overload causes anger, rudeness, and entitlements.

13 Apr

Have you ever noticed how society and the younger generation have this attitude that you owe me and I get what I want, when I want it and how I want it? Well I have, and it’s even flowing into the 40 plus age group. What’s causing this? I have a few opinions on this and I will try to explain it.

First its people who grew up with parents never telling them NO just so the parents would not have a child getting mad or upset. So many young kids have no idea on how to handle rejection. In school and at home they are always told how good they are or how good they did even if they failed. The kids are always told that they can do whatever they want, even if they are incapable of completing said task.  Games at the lower lever are played with no scores being kept. Kids get a trophy for just playing even if they lost all their games.  So as an adult when they hear the truth, they become angry or very rude.

Second everyone has the ability to get what they want, when they want it, and how they want it via internet or satellite T.V… 30 years ago if you wanted what was fashionable in New York or Los Angeles and lived in Iowa, you had to wait a few years for the trend to hit. Now all you need to do is get on the internet and click a mouse. 30 years ago there was no cable T.V., all we had were 3-6 channels. Now you have hundreds of channels and can watch what you want, when you want it and how you want it. A person in Quimby, Iowa has the same access to anything a person living in Los Angeles, California has.  This type of access has even changed some folks who are 40 plus for the worse. They are acting out of control and will throw a fit if another human says no or thinks differently than they do.

So many people ( kids and adults) feel entitled to what they want, when they want it, and how they want it, without even thinking of others.

Remember folks that humans are not remote controls or a mouse connected to the internet. Other people have feelings and emotions. They can not be changed into what you want with a click of your spoiled little finger. Bring your disposition back a few decibels and act calm again. Put civil back in civilization, or it will only get worse.

Negativity can be the best motivator.

31 Mar

If you have never had a Debbie downer type of day in your life, then this post is not for you ( and you may not be human). We all have had rough times in our lives. Heck you may have one right now. I am here to tell you that’s a great thing. First it still means that you are alive and living. It is much better than the alternative, DEATH!
Your inner soul is letting you feel depressed for one simple reason. It’s the fuel to your fire so you get up and fix what’s wrong in your life. Have you ever had one of those days where you just sit and cuss yourself out ? Have you ever sat back and wished your life was different? You can change that. You can go in the opposite direction of where you are going.

Yes at first it will be difficult and it will feel like you are not making progress. But a huge train starts out slow and after a while it’s moving and nothing can stop it. You can be that huge train.  Look at being depressed and living a negative life as an old coach you had at one time. You know the one who kept yelling at you all the time. What did you do about his yelling? Answer: you tried harder to be a better athlete for two reasons, 1) to shut his tail up, and 2) to prove him wrong.

So use you depressed life and bad situation as that internal coach. GET OFF YOUR ASS AND FIX WHAT’S WRONG!!! It can and will be done. Your life will and can get better. It’s never too late to be what you have always wanted to be in life. There are many roads you can travel in life to get to where you want to be.

NEGATIVITY IS THE BEST MOTIVATOR IN LIFE. embrace it and use it for the positive in your life. Bad days are also there to remind you that good days are going to be better and they are in YOUR FUTURE!!!

Your mind is very strong. It’s way of thinking is the first step to success or the first step to being depressed and using excuses for failure. If you’re not happy with yourself no one will be. sometimes you are all you have. So be your best friend.

I dare you to read this!

27 Feb

There are those out there who think taking care of oneself or thinking about oneself is the best practice in life. Whether if it’s ones personal life, the business world or on a sports team. I am here to tell you that is the wrong way to go through life.

Here is a prime example of my belief system. Last week Kansas City,Missouri had a nice snow storm. After it stopped snowing , I went out and started to shovel the snow. Not only did I do my stoop and sidewalk. I kept on shoveling down the sidewalk and up other people’s stoops. All the while the other men on the street just did their sidewalk and stoop. They did however stop and stare at me as if I was nuts (I am the oldest man on the block and in the best shape).

Well this week we had another snow storm. By the time I got outside to shovel, the other men started doing what I did the last week. They did not stop at the end of their sidewalk. They kept on shoveling other folks stoops and sidewalks. I may have looked like odd man out the first time, but I led by example. The older folks and single ladies didn’t have to fend for themselves. Paying it forward is contagious.

Look at it this way in the business world. A good CEO or manager will only make themselves better, and a great CEO or manager will make the whole company or department better. It’s called leading by example. It’s called motivation. It’s called longevity. A good CEO or manager will cut cost on their product or use the scare tactic to make a profit. A great CEO or manager will get their workers to do the right thing out of the kindness of their heart and willingness to please the higher-ups.

A good athlete will go for the best stats on the team and not the win. When they get tired of losing they will ask to be traded. A great player will stay on the same team and get the rest of the players to step it up for the championship trophy. Their stats are secondary and the team’s success is primary. When the team becomes the best , then their stats will also be the leagues best in the end.

TRY TO BE THE GREATEST AND NOT JUST GOOD. HELP OTHERS AND PERSONAL GREED WILL NOT BE A PART OF YOUR LIFE. YOU WILL HAVE MORE SUCCESS.

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