Are you in immediate physical danger at this moment? Is anyone in your household in immediate physical danger?
Do you have water, food, shelter, clothing and the resources to clean yourself and your clothing?
Do you have means of communication: phone and/or computer? Are you able to interact socially with others (within reason of course due to Covid)?
Levels 1 and 2 are emergent crisis levels and require immediate attention, especially if you don’t have access to anything on Level 3 because without communication, how will you access what you need?
Most of you…
Because it does not mean you actually care.
When Black-Indigenous-POC people discuss the ways racism manifest in the modern world, some white people say we are being divisionary because most of them are not rude or harassing POC.
A lot of these specific white people will say “But most of us are not problematic. So clearly the issue is not as prevalent as you say it is.”
No honey, what you are seeing is “politeness” and “etiquette.”
That doesn’t mean you actually treat people properly or that you don’t have bigoted beliefs. …
Do you agree with the following statements?
We all deserve safety, food, water and shelter.
We all deserve equal access to education, employment and healthcare.
We all deserve equal access to economic participation.
We all deserve freedom of religion and speech.
We all deserve to not be mistreated or to have any of the above rights disrespected due to our perceived or real race, nationality, sexuality, gender, age, disability, or income.
If you agree with that, then you are like almost every person in the United States and also very likely almost everyone in the World.
So if we all…
There is a dire importance in recognizing the difference between “discomfort” and “danger.”
Let’s dive into it.
Don’t use Simone’s decision as an excuse for you to back out or withdraw from your goals, relationships, etc.
ALL SUCCESS requires some discomfort.
When Simone practices, she too feels discomfort in her body. She pushes to her limits so she can improve her skill, endurance and more. So she has faced many days that the challenge of the work was uncomfortable.
And on the other side of Discomfort is Growth.
Last week, it was more than “discomfort.”
What Simone faced was dangerous.
Is it just me or is there a new surge in ignorant a** pages aimed at bashing women and stroking the egos of men, especially men who can’t find someone willing to commit to them?
#1 Stop telling these men to focus on women age 20 to 25.
She aint trying to marry your ass at that age!
There are maybe 5% of women in that age range even interested in committing and marrying soon.
#2 Stop telling a man that women are “run through” if they’ve had multiple previous partners
Are you afraid she won’t enjoy your “performance” because…
Most of us will be polyamorous at some point.
Millenials and prior generations just never felt the need to call it a name. We were dating and experiencing bonds with more than one person.
At some point, we either
found someone we could build with or
we recognized by age 25 to 30 that building with a teammate is easier and so we started that search
Why is the Iranian government called “regime” but most of the world’s governments are known as “administration or leadership” or some other positive and respectful terminology?
Don’t get me wrong. I recognize that the current Iranian leadership has enacted unfair practices against its people, much like Russia, Turkey, and most recently the military takeover of Myanmar.
However, this word, “regime,” is often weaponized and it’s not the only term used to do so.
In most languages, a slight change to a synonym can carry a heavy load of meaning. “Claim” versus “state.” “Enter” versus “infiltrate.” “Secure” versus “take over.”
The perspective for 2021
Ever notice how on some trips, we are so focused on the destination, that we never look at the path around us? On the path of Life, we never know where we will truly “end up” at the end of any particular path or phase.
It’s not like a map where you can see the location of the physical point you will be.
In life we are floating in a sea of time and space, and all we know for sure about the future is we’ll be here, existing… and so we visualize where we want…
In Beyonce’s hit song “Pretty Hurts,” she sings, “Perfect is a disease of a nation.” and yes, she’s damn right.
I can’t speak on behalf of any other nation, but I will speak about our own: the United States of America.
We have a long history of dismissing, or as was more recently coined, “cancelling” a person for any behavior that some people take issue with. It’s the same bias that causes young lovers to abandon a partner for a first non-violent offense, or causes someone with less maturity and wisdom to quit a job instead of
Facing and Embracing…