Still living in my dreams and I don’t think I’ll be waking up anytime soon.
Connecting with people is a beautiful thing, if it’s done in good spirit.
Keep your mind free of distraction and make meaningful moves. Progress is the name of this game.
What keeps you motivated? Is it the hope of achieving your highest goals or the fear of failing to meet your minimum potential?
Recently I read some comments made by an artist that I not only listen to and like, but understand. Lupe Fiasco’s recent comments about President Obama have in many ways sparked a certain bit of controversy as well as thought. The controversy is that Lupe labeled the President as the biggest “terrorist” in the United States today, while pointing out that U.S. policies in other countries have unfortunately caused many people to want to become terrorists. There are a certain number of peace-loving liberals who would agree on the latter point. As a result, Lupe has admitted that he does not vote because he can’t fully support any candidate without feeling responsible for their actions if they are elected.
There are many Lupe Fiasco fans that would probably agree with him and feel as though voting is “meaningless.” I surely hope not. Disengagement is never the best way to change the state of American politics. In fact, the exact opposite should be the way to do so: complete engagement. In 2008, young Americans were more engaged in the political process on the whole. This has to continue, not decline if we want our collective voices heard. To be clear, I don’t think Lupe Fiasco wants young Americans not to exercise their right to vote just because he may not, but I do think he is trying to make the point that voting is the most powerful tool citizens are given in regards to the government. Our elected officials serve based on our permission, it’s called “the consent of the governed.”
In 2012 young Americans have another chance to have their voices heard, so learn about the issues, understand them and even more importantly, make a decision. It doesn’t have to be black or white, democrat or republican, but it should always count.
Peace can only be attained when the fear of reaching for it has subsided.
it’s probably because I’m not caught up in the normal drama
To all of my part-time friends:
Your services aren’t needed anymore.
Full time only.
Get the point?