I am not famous
for a living.
Shit, I am not famous for free.
I guess you could venture as far as to say I am not famous at all.
There was a time in
my younger days where I would legit get angry when people talked about me. I really didn’t want the attention, mainly
because it was usually negative. Not
that there is this aura of negative around me, but I watch people enough to
know that when they’re discussing people and not places/things/ideas, then that
conversation is very rarely positive.
I learned, though, that you can’t stop ‘em from
talking. What you can, however, control
is what they have to talk about. It
makes sense to me that if a motherfucker is trying to hang me, the last thing I
want to give them is more rope.
1 – Don’t tell ANYONE everything you know.
Some shit ain’t
for everybody. Some shit ain’t for
anybody. If ever, these days I find
myself at a juncture where I can’t tell betwixt the two, the world will be
largely uninjured by ALL being treated…
(wait… Joe Jackson
isn’t dead yet? Well damn, is he like a
little bit sick or something? Oh well,
I think you see
where I am going with this one. Previous
winners would include the likes of Earl Woods and Richard Williams.
While the days of whooping your kids asses in order for you to live off of
their success are gone, there still exists a world where you can push them to
continue to do something they may or may not actually want to do to the point of extreme success, for which you will
yourself be rewarded with a share of.
one exactly knows whether or not a young Eldrick Woods actually wanted to play
golf, but his father – an old-school Black man raised through Jim Crow – pushed
his son to be good at what was and still kind of is a white man’s game. It worked to the point where he was the best
to do it for a very long time.
On that same
token, no one exactly knows whether Venus and Serena Williams themselves wanted
to play tennis. W…
Short post today y’all… “Fearlessness” Not everything is for
everybody. Don’t let fear of catching a
brick keep you from trying. Some days, you will do something and present
it to the world and at the end of the day, the only hits you’ll register are
the ones that came when you visited the post to share it… In your head you will hear the cartoon “whomp whomp whomp…”
Fuck that, you stand learn more from having it happen than you EVER will from
pussing out to avoid it. Don’t be afraid to be the
only one laughing. Of course, when you
find yourself in that position you should be working on what got you there to
stop it. Do. NOT. Shy. from being taken
there from time to time.
Don’t get comfortable BEING in that spot, by no means am I suggesting that
being unfunny is a desirable place to reside.
Back to the leading
thought. You canNOT please everyone. More
importantly, you shouldn’t try to. Do
what works for you and let the chips fall where they may. Do, however, take th…