I do not post a lot on Facebook. Well let me be honest, I have rarely if ever posted on
Facebook. My number one reason being that, I do like to share my personal feelings, personal
activities etc, all for the world to see. However, many people that have helped me on my
journey are active on Facebook and I like to let them know that they are thought of in high
regard. Thus, I post on Facebook occasionally or like something that they have posted.
Though I have not been posting on Facebook, I have been reading the post of friends, family
and serious people who have helped me to answer serious questions that deal with life over
the years. I have noticed that no matter what has been posted, the overall outcome after the
reading of the post is that the person who reads them is led to feel an EMOTION, regardless
of if they are aware of it or not.
I want to give you a word of warning because I am about to do what has led me to start
blogging in the first place. I am going to make you THINK. I am going to bother your
EMOTIONS. I am going to make your seat HOT.
Why, because it needs to be done. I do not waste time on Facebook, because there are more
productive outlets for my thoughts, but what I do know is that before I shared these thoughts
with anyone else, I needed to share them with those closest to me and those I hold in highest
First let me take you to the word EMOTION. Emotion is defined by Dictionary.com as "any
strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc., and usually
accompanied by certain physiological changes, as increased heartbeat or respiration, and
often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking; something that causes such a reaction:
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary Emotion is defined as "a conscious mental reaction
(as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific
object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body."
According to the Urban Dictionary , Emotion is defined as "The primary driving force of the
irrational person. Most emotions are created without merit. When provoked, most humans
tend to rely on these instinctual urges rather than their own true thoughts. Controlled by a
human's thoughts, they can become out of control; A psychological response to events,
usually brings slight physiological changes within the body.
Something constantly getting in the way of things; Agitation or disturbance of mind;
vehement or excited mental state. It is also a powerful and irrational master; An un-
explainable thing that can make you do stupid stuff that you'll regret for the rest of your life; A
MENTAL STATE THAT ARISES SPONTANEOUSLY, OUT OF THE BLUE RATHER THAN
THROUGH CONSCIOUS CONTROLLED EFFORT.
Like I will always say, for my thinking people follow me. For those stuck on low brow thinking,
I'll pull an old word out for you. Catch a' Fire....Break Out!!
Let me continue. The word Thought is defined on as a judgment, opinion, or belief; the
capacity or faculty of thinking, reasoning, imagining, etc.;a judgment, opinion, or belief.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary Thought is defined as "reasoning power."
According to the Urban Dictionary, Thought is defined as "The ultimate mind trick." "Humans
are superior life forms because they are capable of intelligent thought. If so, why is there so
much violence and hate in the world." Something that might get you into trouble if uttered
aloud." You know what I just thought? Oh, wait, never mind... (innocent face) " The fear of
thinking outside of the box and doing your own thing or thinking before you act. Your thought
can put you in a prison or it can set you free.
Here is the next word MEDIA. Dictionary.com defines Media as a plural of medium;
Medium,an intervening substance, as air, through which a force acts or an effect is produced;
an intervening agency, means, or instrument by which something is conveyed or
accomplished; A filtering substance, such as filter paper; A substance that makes possible the
transfer of energy from one location to another, especially through waves; the means of
communication, as radio, television, newspapers, magazines, internet, Facebook, Instagram,
email etc. that reach or influence people widely:
"The media are covering the speech tonight." Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Media as a
medium of cultivation, conveyance, or expression; In other words shaping the way you think.
The Urban Dictionary defines Media as a public service that provides protection from the
truth; a massive form of "prepackaged" truths, meant to suppress the potential intellect and
creativity from an already empty society. as well as "help" mold young impressionable minds
into the next generation of sleepy shoppers...used by the government to distract the country's
citizens from real social issues; The evolved form of High School gossips.
Finally the word Media is defined in one of the most important dictionaries that a person can
get their hands on and it is called an Etymology Dictionary. In this dictionary you can find the
origin of words. This is what it says about the word Media-Mede Look up Mede at
Dictionary.cominhabitant of ancient Media, late 14c., from Latin Medus, from Greek Medos
"Mede," from the indigenous people-name Medes, said to be from the name of their first king
(Medos). Media/KING your King. mainstream (n.) Look up mainstream at Dictionary.comalso
main-stream, main stream, "principal current of a river," 1660s, from main (adj.) + stream (n.);
hence, "prevailing direction in opinion, popular taste, etc.," headline (n.) Look up headline at
Dictionary.com1670s, from head (n.) in sense "heading of a book or chapter" media (n.) Look
up media at Dictionary.com"newspapers, radio, TV, etc." 1927, perhaps abstracted from mass
media (1923, a technical term in advertising), plural of medium, on notion of "intermediate
agency," a sense found in that word in English from c. 1600. For most people if they see it on
TV then it is true. If they see it on Facebook it is true. If they here it on the radio it is true. If
that person on national or local TV says it, it is true. If Steve said it, it is true. If pastor said it, it
is true. The words Emotion and Thought which people have, are shaped by the Media.
I shared several post post on Facebook that I read earlier and if someone followed the post
that I shared the first thought that would come to mind is that I am all over the place. I
sharing videos of an old man that does not eat meat, African Spirituality, post of the
happenings in Baltimore and a "new" incident of a black man being arrested in Florida. Yeah,
my purpose was to stir different emotions through example. Each post that people read stired
a particular emotion and a thought and ultimately an action. The question is, who's action are
you taking. Your own or are you being programmed to take an action or no action or to think
in a way that is non productive.
I like to laugh and joke like anybody else, yet I am also a very serious person who does not
have time to play. I read a magazine years ago that I still read today. It is called Success
Magazine. I saw something that really caught my attention and what was asked in the article
was "What is your E to E ratio. What is your Entertainment to Education ratio. How much
time do you spend educating yourself as opposed to entertaining yourself.
In other words, how much time do you spend on DUMB shhhhh as oppose to putting moves
together that can make you a BOSSS. Balance is the key. Balancing your mind, body, health,
spirit, mental state, emotions, thoughts in the effort to be what you truly desire to be instead
of admiring what somebody else is doing or disliking what that person is doing because you
have not developed the SELF DISCIPLINE to do it yourself. Media does not want you to take
a hard look at yourself and make changes. They got to keep you busy watching TV and
Facebooking irrelevant stuff, and taking selfies and posting them on instagram. Dumping
water on your head. Getting mad at the police!!! One of the worst words and movements that
has ever taking place was "Stop Snitching." OK, so black folk do not want to speak to the
police about crime that took place in the hood or community. OK, So I would think that the
idiots of the community would be handled by the people in the community. You selling drugs,
we coming for you, you not taking care of your children, woman or man we coming for you,
you shot a child in a drive bye, we coming for you, you robbed somebody, we coming for you,
you raped someone, we coming for you. NOOOOO NOT AT ALL. These fools let the idiots of
the community the N's run wild and rampant and let then do whatever they want and to
whoever they want. Arresting the mental state of the community and leaving the door open
as I have said in many personal conversations for the powers that be, to do further damage to
the African American, because we won't SNITCH and we WON'T HANDLE OUR OWN
COMMUNITIES, OUR OWN BUSINESS, CLEAN OUR OWN BACKYARD.
I will let those thoughts marinate. I have to get on these letter Negroes PHD's, MD's and
these Bow Tie wearing Negroes and yes even these Fraternity and Sorority Negroes. The
conscious community. Atlanta Public School, Soul Food, Bad Health, People who decide they
want to start working out to look good for the summer, in April and May. Doing two hours of
exercise then running to KFC for a two piece, a biscuit and a diet coke. Madness just pure
Madness that my and other people do. Again, I just want to make you think. I would be a fool
to say what I am saying if I was not doing the right things myself and taking the daily action to
improve myself as a man, father, husband, entrepreneur, educator and a source for THE
MOST HIGH, GOD, UNIVERSE or whatever term you choose, to work through me.
Your thoughts create your reality and that is deeper than you know. "The first change that
takes place, is in your MIND."- Gill Scott Heron
A book that was written in the 1980's by Dr. Chancellor Williams called The Destruction of
Black Civilization describes the history of black people from the beginning up to the time
when the book was released to the public. If you read that book you would think that the
book was written yesterday. In other words the problems that Black America has now are the
same problems we have always had. Check it out for some thorough understanding. If you can handle it.
This is my first post, however it will not be my last. Clearly I need to introduce myself under
less fiery vernacular.
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