The Power of Obsession
Aside from being highly entertaining, the Kung Fu movies that became popular in the early 80’s provide the watcher with lessons on life, history and most importantly on the significance of family, culture and protecting ones community for the future of its survival.
Anyone who knows me personally has most likely listened to me rant about passion vs. pay. I struggled with the often competing ideas of Capitalism vs. Altruism. The inspirational video below is an exert from a speech named ‘Career Advice’ by Alan Watts. Watch and comment.
After thoroughly enjoying Django (twice), I started reading critic and movie-goer reviews. Some folks seemed to be “outraged” by the use of the N-word or so they said on twitter and in the comments of blogs. I immediately dismissed it as fashionable disapproval of a controversial topic, but began thinking about the films that actually […]
The film begins asking passersby, “Name a positive stereotype about Black people?” Needless to say, they (including Howard University students) were stumped. The next question he asks sets the tone and reveals the premise for the documentary. Are there more Black men in college or in prison?
Fearlessness inspires creativity In the fascinating worlds of low life pimping and high finance, there is a saying… more of a mantra. “Scared money don’t make money.” Basically, one must accept risk in order to reap rewards. But what if you don’t have any money? Luckily for you, it’s also commonly held that time equals […]
Yesterday my mom called me and urged me to buy a Powerball lotto ticket. “It’s $500 million. You can’t win if you don’t play,” she said. I sighed, and informed her that the odds of winning are worse than the odds of earning it. I don’t have actual numbers to substantiate my claim, but I’m […]
Foremost, this post was inspired by a conversation I had with my friend and mentor Coach Be coupled with watching the “Marley documentary”. Coach Be and I were talking about his passion for helping people eat better (these days getting people to do what is in their best long term interest is a hard sell.) […]