"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~~Buddha. As I navigate these murky waters, finding it hard not to turn back and even harder to ignore the trials ahead, this is the "present moment" I try to concentrate on.
Why WOULD’NT we frown down upon a website that allows videos of such ignorance as someone getting beaten for a pair of Foams?! (foams are a pair of shoes). That is actually so unacceptable.
But I’m still determined…and I still want to make friends!
Honestly, I don’t even have a Twitter or a Vine, and a large majority the stuff I ever see on either site is about putting African Americans down in some way.
And the worst part is that most of the time it is African Americans who do the debasing! Vine and Twitter are the new manifestations of Black self-hate.
The whole concept of “n****s be like” is about showcasing commonly perceived flaws of Black people. And then we have these six-second videos of young African Americans openly displaying their ignorance:
It’s cool and all to be funny and to have fun, but honestly most of the stuff is just about making Blacks look goofy or dumb or absurd.
…If I’m often regretting and always worrying about not making decisions now that I will regret in the future?
For example, I regret not having sought out more scholarship opportunities already, and I am worried that in the future I will regret not having spent an extra hour every week as a 17 year old applying for scholarships because I’m saddled down by thousands of dollars of debt.