If you have ever created anything that succeeds, you will never criticize what you can’t execute better. ⛱
Many who strive to be famous hardly know much about the price tag. It’s like setting yourself up for a life in the spotlight with a highly distracted mob. They know your name but you really can’t connect to anyone in particular. They become your poison & addiction.
Unless of course you are a politician far away from an election year, where you need not give a F**k. Fame shackles you and unfortunately it is ephemeral. This is why a life of influence and impact is more profitable. No one can take away who you are in purpose.
Our society is changing drastically as culture is being eroded on a daily basis. Shallowness is the new deep. Ignorance is fashionable if not even enviable. There are influential communities that would only accept you if you are dumb enough. No cogitation ability required.
Imagine the predicament of folks who can’t dismount their brains or uneducated themselves. So the issue is more titled to the acceptance of a new culture that juggles “the paradox of community, belief and reality” as Seth Godin rightly couched it.
When your emotion (hunger, anger & discontent) is mined, harvested and exploited by folks who need their notoriety established for relevance, you feel a sense of community without realizing you are a guinea pig of social engineering for profit.
A lot of socio-cultural commodities are sold in this manipulative plot as your belief system gets ensnared with a false sense of community. By the time you feel you are on the right track because popular figures are in your boat, the shared connection gets you hooked.
Human beings are social animals so nothing gives comfort like community. But reality is widely experienced and consistent. I don’t care what grouse you may have with sir Isaac Newton, Gravity cares not about your belief. It is real regardless of your religion or gender.
So the major conflict begins when our beliefs contradicts our experience of reality this forcing a coping mechanism. Misery as they say loves company/community. History is replete with cohesive community of folks who religiously ignore facts of the world around them.
“The disconnect between what’s out there and the emotions that lead us to believe something that isn’t real can actually make a community tighter. When the disconnect gets really large and the community becomes more insulated, cults arise.”
In sane climes, what is called education is actually the ability to discern facts from fiction via the application of self. Today even amongst schooled people with a litany of degrees, there is a gulf of disconnect between belief & reality, which makes unlearning impossible.
We all see the chasm but no one wants to be gaslighted or canceled by the mob. We appease the monster and hope we get eaten last if at all. All I can say is that beliefs change & reality persists. I wish us all long life to correct our blunders. #selah
...End of Celestial Observation...
Hope will always be the food of the common folks and genuine leaders are dealers in hope. I believe it is worth it to celebrate at some point what our country can be rather than focus on burning our communities down just to get rid of an infestation. It’ll only get worse.
Better won’t come from pitching a tent at condemning the bad but by applying ourselves and contributing our uniqueness towards making things better than we met it. This is what brings better engagement across board. This is what Nation building means. Take responsibility!

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A great teacher whose lectures were prevented from being shared was asked what he thought of his enemies and he simply responded that “To regard anyone as an enemy is a great folly.” Not everyone will understand your conviction & those who do helps while others hinder.
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...which can either be on the defensive or vituperative in retaliation depending on the state of mental health of the one retorting. People with something to guard or protect will always live in fear & act thoughtlessly in cruelty, but one who has nothing to lose nurse no fear.”
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"The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud.

In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud - the obstacles of life and its suffering.
The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life.

Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death.
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I saw a video of a young boy displaying the body parts of a burnt police officer during one of the riots in a SW state & none of the adults around cautioned him. They watched and even made a video. Online amoral griots curse on their elders & get likes & retweets for this.
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