Embrace Yourself, Love Yourself [My Reaction to the 2016 Election]

As an 18 year old Black American man, I feel nothing but utter fear that Donald Trump will be the next Commander in Chief of the UNITED States of America. Knowing that a blatant xenophobic, misogynistic, bigot is leading a nation where nearly 60 million think his character is acceptable terrifies me (in my opinion if you voted for Trump you voted for division and segregation, no argument). But instead of thinking flight, which I thought earlier last night, I’m now thinking fight (with my voice of course). My fleeing will only result in the nation continuing to operate in this unacceptable backwards thinking. As a young, open-minded, colored man who stands with all minorities and marginalized people in America, I believe it’s my social responsibility, a civic duty of mine to continue to exercise my freedom of speech and fight for what I believe in.

Currently, I feel as if I am in a nation that does not accept who I am (and I’m fairly certain most people reading this are feeling like this as well). But instead of being scared to show who or what you are to the face of society, embrace it. Love yourself. Love all those around you regardless of their race, nationality, sexual orientation, age, gender or political ideologies. If we can continue to do this I promise you that one day this nation will officially one day be UNITED.

Embrace Yourself, Love Yourself 

I do this 4therace……..

 

Don’t look at my shell, look at my bullet

Social Experiment:

You are placed in a dark room with a complete stranger. You can’t see them, they can’t see you. In the darkness you begin to engage in conversation with he/she. They share the same interests, listen to the music you love, watched your favorite films, ; you absolutely love them. You are elated, entranced. Late nights staying up thinking whether you’ll find that one person on this planet who actually understands you have paid off, you have found them. They have possibly found you.

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“Africa”

Hi! I live in “Africa”, quotations intended. Or if you have read my About page you know that I am situated in Tanzania. But what’s the difference?!

Living in “Africa”, quotations intended, has given my countless opportunities, expanded my perception of the world and has made me appreciative of what I have. However, my biggest question after living here for some years is “why Africa”? And what I mean by that is why when referring to this continent of over 50+ countries is it simply called “Africa”? Everyone living outside of “Africa”, quotations intended, is guilty of saying this and I have questioned what is the origin of simply stating “Africa”. In short, I have yet to find an answer.

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Poverty =

After several years of self-maturing, I learned that happiness is not brought through consumption, more money/wealth, more friends, more popularity etc. That saying, happiness is not a product of your environment but your environment is a product of your happiness. There is no relationship between elation and your “things”. With that, there is a common misconception of this world that the “poor man” is not happy.

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The Pessimist’s Optimistic Way to Obtain World Peace

People of our societies often view world peace as the solution to all world issues. “The end of wars will result in the end of poverty, inequality, pain, suffering, hunger, conflict”.  Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Frankly there is no possible way to prove that the end of wars would initially bring about world peace mainly because world peace is simply not attainable (sorry). Peace cannot exist with the countless contraries in our society

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