Ignorance Is At An All-Time High





What is the world coming to? I expect to see ignorance on reality shows and social media but politics? Evidently, sex is not the only thing that sells nowadays. As a savvy businessman and reality show star, Trump is well versed in playing on the stupidity that drives America wild. We are so caught up in entertainment that we can’t even tell when we are being played or punked.

Grab ’em by the pussy, build a wall, and make America great again all came out of the same mouth. Hilarious, right? 916 million loss…really or not really? Funny or not so funny? What’s even more ridiculous is how celebrities endorse this idiot. Yup, the same celebrities many of us celebrate, support, and aspire to be like. This is not to say that Hilary would have been a better candidate with her hidden agenda. She’s clearly a sophisticated liar. But when it comes to choosing the lesser of the two evils, America chose the one who was the most entertaining with his blatant, evasive oration style.

Clearly, Trump isn’t the only idiot operating in pure ignorance in America. His followers are just as ignorant, putting America at a political disadvantage. Hence, followers of this type of behavior are not capable of choosing effective leaders. Anyone who is so consumed with reality shows and the lives of celebrities is a bonafide airhead. Don’t tell me a person’s behavior and history doesn’t matter, for it has mattered for years. It mattered when Obama was president. It mattered when Clinton was president. It mattered when Bush was president. And it mattered for all dead presidents. Did it stop them from winning? Of course not. That’s why America will never be great! In my 37 years of living, I have yet to see greatness come from any of the former presidents of my era. Obama and Clinton came close, but even they were not great. I’ve seen good but not great ones. Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents of the United States, but his tenure was before my time. Nevertheless, it is hard to obtain greatness in these times, for it is blocked by ignorance.

Many times, your choices are a direct reflection of you. In my opinion, putting Trump in office was an ignorant choice. It would have been better to not cast a vote at all. But America’s choice does not surprise me. The behavior of several citizens of this “Christian” country is absurd and insane, so why should their choices be any different? We devalue ourselves with immorality, apathy, injustice and lack of integrity. No, we are not the most corrupt country, but we are definitely not the most clean. I think police brutality victims’ family members can attest to that.

Until we can identify the KKK as a domestic terrorist group, the war against terrorism will never end. If we allow our own people to remain under attack, why wouldn’t they attack us?

And remember…
“Make sense of what you do, and make every cent count.”

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Career vs. Job: Know the Difference





As a person who has been rejected a ton of times and hopped from job to job (including lay-offs), I thought it would only be fair to share my experience with career/job placement. I hope you can benefit from my message.

When seeking employment, you have to know the difference between a career and a job, so you can be more specific in your search. Simply put, a job is an assignment. You are paid to do a particular task(s) to satisfy production needs or service requests. There is usually little or no opportunity for advancement in your position. Though you may still be eligible for benefits and pay raises, your position does not increase in value.

A career is an advancement because it takes you a step closer to your destiny. A career allows you to move up within a company or organization and gain knowledge and skills that can be carried over into your own company. If you are not learning anything new in your current position, then you have a job, not a career. If you can’t move up in your current position, then you have a job, not a career.

On another note, your attitude can determine whether or not you have a job or career also. There are job-minded and career-oriented individuals. In other words, a person holding a career position has a job, if the individual is not mentally prepared to take on more responsibility or acquire the skills needed to advance. For example, a cashier at a grocery store will always be just a cashier, if he or she does not display the ability to take on a more important role, like supervisor or manager.

In summary, most jobs can become careers, as long as the individual displays readiness. If you know you are job-minded, do not seek a supervisor position just for a chance of earning more money. Instead, get a regular job, and supplement your income using your gifts and talents. Even if the employer is desperate enough to hire you, your term will be short. However, if you are seeking a career, be sure to research the opportunity for advancement before applying or accepting the offer. If not, you will find yourself job hopping. And that’s another topic.

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I Was Good in 2016, But I’ll Be Better in 2017





As I close out the year, I think about those I may have hurt with my words, actions, or attitude. At times I was aware, and at times I wasn’t. I wish I wouldn’t have made assumptions. I wish I would’ve been more understanding. I wish I would’ve been more conscious and aware. I wish I would’ve spent more time listening and less time talking. I often tried to apply the advice I had given to others. Most of the time it worked, but sometimes it didn’t. I am a living witness of things being easier said than done. But, that’s life. You have to accept the good with the bad.

On another note, I wondered if I looked better than I did last year or if I looked worse. I wondered if people saw me the same as they did when I was in high school. I held my stomach in while taking pictures. I took over a hundred selfies and only liked a few of them. I wore clothes that should have been passed on because I did not want to accept my weight gain. I practiced smiling in the mirror, so I could always be picture ready. I liked my smile in the mirror but hated it on pictures sometimes. I often wondered what it would be like to look like the celebrities on television. I always thought I could use a little more tits and butt. I also thought my waistline could be thinner, and my legs could be a little thicker. I thought my hair could be longer and straighter. I thought my skin could be smoother and less oily. I thought my face could be slimmer and shorter. Oh, and I thought my feet could be smaller to wear those cut shoes. If I changed everything I could, I wouldn’t have been myself anymore.

I laughed, I cried, and I loved with my whole heart. But I wonder if it was ever enough? I spent a lot of time thinking, meditating, and praying to get answers on what my future would be like. I spent a lot of time caring about what others thought of me. I paid too much attention to who was liking my posts versus who was actually viewing them. I entertained frivolous matters that did not contribute to my success. I worried about money too much. I focused on numbers too much. I pouted too much. I shouted too much. I cursed too much. I complained too much. But I’ve retained the lessons learned in this year.

I know I won’t be perfect next year, but I know I will be better. Don’t judge me until you read to the end of this letter. I cared, I loved, I gave, I prayed, I forgave, and put others before me. I smiled to lift people’s spirits, not so others would adore me. I prayed for people I did not know. I gave from the heart, not for show. I listened to people out of compassion, not for the tea, gossip, or attraction. I let little stuff get me down, but I didn’t spread my feelings around. I got mad when things didn’t go my way, but I didn’t bring it into the next day. I didn’t get everything I wanted, but I maintained a fabulous image to flaunt it. I didn’t finish everything I started, but I gave my all regardless. I didn’t achieve all my goals, but I watched my blessings unfold. I stayed away from drama and avoided strife. I don’t have an appetite for foolishness, but I have a huge appetite for life.

I will change what I can and accept what I can’t, but just because I can doesn’t mean I should.







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