Friday, April 24, 2009

The ends justify the means


That is all that life comes down to.

You don't have to answer for shit when your actions produce the desired results. Rightfully so because growing up black, not too many people care about what you think or how you feel. It sounds harsh but the reality is that young black men will always be judged based on their actions before any consideration is taken into the mitigating circumstances, if any consideration is taken at all. Perhaps I can only speak for myself on this but I was raised with little to no interest from anyone in taking my feelings in account besides a "big boys don't cry" comment when I was 3 that I took with me. You ever ask "Why everyone is trying to be so hard all the time?" It's not because of anything we've seen on TV or heard on the radio or read in a magazine, it's simply the way most of us have been conditioned. I guess some would call it "tough love" but I call it preparing us to head out into a world that doesn't love us, a world that doesn't want us to love ourselves. If you haven't developed thick skin and soft eyes by the time you're old enough to cross the street without holding someone's hand, you're in for a rude awakening from a society and system that treats us like we don't matter. Acting on emotion is a very dangerous practice in a world like ours where compassion, understanding and forgiveness are hard to come by and it's best to keep your heart and your head in check. While the chips are gonna fall where they may, nobody notices everything they hit on the way down so keep your eyes open, your head down and get it done.

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