I admit that I have only been on earth about 4 decades, so I do NOT profess to know everything all the time.
But I have been pondering the above question for some time as it relates to an analogy I often use on people who dwell on NEGATIVITY.
Can U move forward in life if U stay stuck on the things that are in your way?
Like can U reach out and pursue a dream and a passion if U are surrounded by naysayers who are constantly telling U to stop trying?
To me…it is like getting mad at a CABOOSE for being at the back of the train.
U NEED an engine…in the FRONT.
When I am surrounded by other POWERFUL GO GETTING PEOPLE I get more done in a few hours than often takes some folks LIFETIMES.
Why is it seemingly harder for some people to connect with DOers vs. stay stuck in a CABOOSE YAPPING about what aint going right in their lives?
At our local democrat committee membership meeting, there are about 5 out of 50 members who are African American.
But black folks will scream BLOODY MURDER after church service to learn that the tea party folks have an ad seeking new members in our local newspaper.
At our local NAACP meetings, we are striving to have at least 1 representative from each of the 10 local churches attend. THAT has been a YEAR LONG PROJECT and still has NOT happened.
We can’t even get all of the pastors to attend a FREE BREAKFAST. Only 2 typically will show up to scheduled functions.
A strategy to solve long term problems require more than a rally, protest or boycott in the 21st Century. It takes PROACTIVE HABITS of working together….to plan, to support, to assist, to DO, to GET STUFF DONE.
My curious mind would like to know!
[This is an excerpt from “Cotton Pickin’ Paycheck-A 21st Century Journal of Escape from Slavery (2002-2010)” www.CottonPickinPaycheck.com