“Why should we accept that the “talent” of someone who writes jingles for an advertising agency advertising dog food and gets $100,000 a year is superior to the talent of an auto mechanic who makes $40,000 a year? Who is to say that Bill Gates works harder than the dishwasher in the restaurant he frequents, or that the CEO of a hospital who makes $400,000 a year works harder than the nurse or the orderly in that hospital who makes $30,000 a year? The president of Boston University makes $300,000 a year. Does he work harder than the man who cleans the offices of the university? Talent and hard work are qualitative factors which cannot be measured quantitatively.”—
Have you ever hit “Rock Bottom” or at least thought you have hit “Rock Bottom”…..? I’m sure it’s a common thought of those who are struggling in their every day life, work place, classroom or where ever it may be. It’s tough to say where the bottom may be when no one really knows. All we can do is just assume. I’m sure there are billionaires and millionaires who claim they have hit “Rock Bottom”, but what they fail to believe is there are hundreds of thousands of millions who are at the bottom around the world. I just watched this video on worldwtarhiphop.com that showed a homeless man from Jackson, Mississippi but currently roams the streets of LA, California making a way from no way. This man looked like the happiest man alive. The impression he gave during the video, I’m sure is much different from his everyday life. While being interviewed he asked to sing a song he wrote that described what he has been through and what he has seen. The name of the song I believe is “Brother Man”…..Life is to short to live in agony and sorrow. We control who we are, what we do, how we do it and how it happens. Waking up in the morning having an opportunity to attend school, have a job, and put clothes on my back everyday has given me the motivation to believe that my struggle is not as hard as someone else around the world, let alone one just around me. I believe as a human on earth our job is not only to better our self but also the man or women next to you. We are one and no one should be left to hit “Rock Bottom!!!!!!!
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”—Maya Angelou (via unconquered-soul)
The United States of America is currently under an “economic crisis”, yet their are hundreds of thousands of people standing in line. Standing waiting to purchase a pair of Jordan Concords that less then I’ll just say 25% of people in line will get a ticket maybe to get a pair. Currently Americas unemployment rate is at 8.6%, but hey who cares? People are still going to wait in line and take chances on spending roughly $195 on some shoes. I could only imagine peoples thought process. I’m sure it went something like this, “It’s okay. I don’t need that $195 for food, gas, rent, utilities or children if you have children. I’ll just hold off and wait suffer for a week or two.” No, I’m not speaking from a point of view that everybody is in but I believe their are a lot of customers who were willing to take those risk for a pair of Concords. But at the same time these are the same people that are complaining about job opportunities and the fact that they have no money. Why complain? It doesn’t make since. Seems like you got your priorities straight if you can stand in line for hours to purchase a pair of shoes you MIGHT get. I wonder if people took off work to wait for them? No, I’m not hating, because I purchased a pair also. The shoe is tough, the box is tough and point blank it’s the 11s, but I knew before purchasing these shoes I must have my priorities straight and now how to budget! I wonder how many people in America actually got a pair compared to the number of people that stood in line. Owning a pair of Jordans is a want not a necessity. Congratulations to all those who were able to get a pair.