I’m truly sorry if this offends anyone out there, but I’m so sick and tired of seeing people of my demographic wasting their lives away in the chaos that is poverty. The knowledge is all around us, you just have to know where to get it. I hate when I see someone of the age of like 24 with the reading comprehension of a toddler. It’s so sad. I don’t know whether or not to smack them or teach them. Yeah yeah, it begins with the parents BUT… At a certain age you have to take responsibility for yourself and pick a book up. It’s not hard, it’s actually very simple. African-Americans used to be killed for reading books and trying to gain knowledge, guess it’s true what they say. “Knowledge is power”. I just think it’s a shame that we as a people don’t want anything to do with a book now that we’re actually allowed to read them. We should be taking every opportunity we get to learn and be successful. I guess the behavior has been rooted too deeply into the African-American psyche. Maybe we don’t want to learn anything, maybe we’ve been set up for failure, maybe my brothers and sisters will always be statistics, when will it end?
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OK now before I get started on the matter of why superstitions are dumb, allow me to list and explain what and where they come from. Now lets start off with the number 13. OOOHHH!!! Don’t be scared people, it’s just a number. I’ll admit a whole lot of bad stuff has happened according with the number but can you really blame a simple number for your inconveniences…No!. At least, not a logical personal could. See there are many different origins that can be related to the number 13. For example, biblical accounts claim that Judas, the alleged “betrayer” of Jesus, was the thirteenth person to sit down at “the last supper” shortly before Jesus was “crucified”. Also, supposedly Jesus was crucified on Friday(in correlation with the 13th). On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrests and murders of the Knights Templars. Over the centuries the fear of the number 13 has been deeply rooted into the human psyche. So…What’s the truth behind the infamous number 13? Well…This actually comes from our ancient ancestors, who were very enlightened people. To the Ancient Egyptians 13 was a very sacred number representing Enlightenment. See the Egyptians believed in the 12 steps of the path of evolution in the physical life. The 13th step was the final transcendence of the cycles of incarnation to achieve enlightenment. The number 13 also had significance to the Ancient Chinese. Just look at nature and you can see what they saw. There are 13 lunar cycles in a year and the path of the moon across the sky is over 13 degrees. So why is this number soooooo bad? I believe it was the misunderstanding of certain events, and because man has to have a reason for everything…He came up with one. But what can you do to counter this ol wives’ tale? Confront the superstition head-on.For example – if you are afraid of the number 13 or Friday 13, go and do things that include the number 13 and make Friday 13 a special day for activities with your family or friends.Celebrate Friday 13 with a meal or some other treat.Go to the shops on Friday 13 and purchase 13 of something, or purchase something that includes the number 13 in the price.If you are afraid of walking under a ladder then make an effort to go into town and walk under as many ladders as you encounter.If you are afraid of breaking a mirror then obtain a cheap mirror and break it – being careful not to cut yourself and disposing of the pieces safely where no one else can cut themselves.At first these actions might give rise to anxiety, apprehension or even fear, but nevertheless you must confront these emotions and continue regardless. For example whenever such an emotion arises, say firmly “”Cancel!, Cancel!, Cancel!” continuing until it dissipates.lol
Okay so check this out, my grandmother tells me to pull my pants up the other day. Now wait a minute I know what your thinking but my pants weren’t thaaaaaat low, and ya know I’m 20 years old so of course I dress like the rest of urban youth but I got my own style as well. Some days I like to sag a little, BIG DEAL. I don’t do it to the extreme. And on others days I like to have my pants up and dress prep. Given my grandma is like old enough to have been there for the big bang, I can see how she’s stuck in her ways and a little old fashioned. And another thing… I’M A GROWN F#*&ING MAN AND I’LL WEAR MY PANTS HOWEVER THE F*&% I SEE FIT!!!!!! Now don’t get me wrong I got nothing but love for my grandma but at the same time she’s not going to run and rule what I do. When a man puts effort and time into something it is then his to have and do with whatever he wants to. Well I’ve worked hard hours at McDonalds for these jeans and I’m gonna wear’em how I want. It may seem petty but it’s my choice to be petty. So this goes out to you grandma. SHUT THE F&%$ UP!!!!!!!
How does this happen? Every time, and I kid you not, I put a load of clothes in the dryer my socks come up missing. I’m so confused as to how this happens. I suspect the dryer is working for some top secret group trying to achieve world domination by eating people’s socks. I mean this is just horrible. My socks come out the washer just fine but when I put them in the dryer they never come back out. I’m sure I’m not the only guy who deals with this problem. If you think about it what’s a better way to take over the world then to eat everyone’s socks, I mean who wants cold feet. This is a fair warning to everyone out there, please watch your dryer. If there are signs of sock theft please contact the proper authority… Oh wait, the police might be on payroll. Okay don’t call the police just smash it to bits and hope that covert dryer ops aren’t coming for you.
You know sometimes I wonder about people and what they do and if what they do is as sinless as what I do, and you want to know another thing… WHO F*%#!ING CARES!!! I mean come on are we really saying that Jay-Z worships the devil? Why not ask him yourself and stop coming up with half baked excuses for why he’s rich. And as for the whole Illuminati thing, if he WAS in it you wouldn’t know and besides, and this isn’t to bring Jay-Z or anyone down but the Illuminati is a very very old and wealthy organization made up of only the most elite of the rich and powerful. They don’t want anybody telling their business, especially someone famous with the world watching their every movement. I believe this is just a way to attack those who are wealthy and black. Your basically stating that the only way for an African-American to achieve wealth and power is to make blood sacrifices and worship the devil. What a load of bull. This can’t be serious. That’s like a spy going up to someone and saying, Hey I’m a spy. WHAT?! That’ll never happen. I’m loosing faith in mankind everyday, I simply ask that you go look up the facts and stop with the publicity. All you want is to make some money off another guys name, that’s so lame of you. Go get a life and get off his balls.
WTF man!! I can’t stand this. Everywhere I go some bum takes it upon himself to ask me for something insignificant like a quarter to feed his family. Are you serious? I mean you got to be kidding me, I’m so sick and tired of old dudes who smell like past due coleslaw and expired grandma farts asking me for money that I probably don’t have to begin with. And I hate the fact that they ask you at the store. Come on! First of all if I’m at the store chances are that I’m going to spend the money that I have, meaning that you wont be getting any even if you make those bumish puppy dog eyes at me. And secondly if I DO have change over it’s not for you, besides you’ll just go and spend it on drinks and smokes. If I ever decide to help one of these guys out I’m giving the food not the money and then let’s see their reaction. tisk tisk tisk…
Forgive me father for I have sinned. I have had many horrible thoughts of how I wanted to kill my computer. I’ve thought of choking it to death and putting the body in a lake. I have also wanted put it into a meat grinder and then bury what’s left of it in the backyard. And if that isn’t bad enough, to top it off I would also like to throw it into oncoming traffic and then stomp it and set it on fire till I can’t tell what I’m looking at anymore. By now you’ve got to be thinking, OMG! What on earth did Windows Vista do to deserve such a fate, well let me explain. Got a brand spanking new laptop with Windows Vista on it. Well not too long after the purchase I started noticing problems. The computer started shutting down on its own accord and it crashes every chance it gets. And this darn thing doesn’t even have the decency to let you complete what your working on before out of nowhere it decides to shutdown. I mean who gave it the right. Also after a good while of having these complications I take the pc up to the Geek Squad hoping they can save it’s life because I’m nearing my boiling point. Got the computer back and same problems but now their worse. For a long time I couldn’t even turn the pc on. Then I go and get a new hardrive and install it. Ugh big mistake. It still won’t act right and the same error message keeps coming up telling me uninstall Windows and reinstall it again because Windows is having problems. I really wish I could but the friggin computer won’t play any cd’s I put in it. It just kicks’em right back out. Ya know if I could I would beat the hell out of this thing but its all I got.