THIS IS ABOUT 5 THINGS
Being the starting point of what will be called “My Life Experiment”
This is the only life you or I will ever have. How you spend your time determines EVERYTHING. I refuse to spend my time quietly, idle, and complacent just so some company can suck the years away. I will use this time to speak up, be heard, and hopefully be seen. I will make connections until someone sees themselves in my words and in my actions and offers a helping hand to live a more fulfilling life. No one achieves success on their own, but people fail by themselves every single day. I will live to show others that they too can spend the time they’ve been given on this planet doing what they want to do right beside people that they want to be around. I want to show other people how to simply be happy.
Documentation of my progress
Information is key. The model that worked yesterday won’t necessarily work tomorrow. Whenever I do reach a point in my life when people ask me, “Exactly HOW did you become so successful and happy?”, I’ll be able to point them right here, so they can see step-by-step exactly what I did. Make no mistake – this is a marathon I’m running.
Doing my absolute best at being honest with myself
I believe that when Shakespeare said, “To thine own self, be true”, he knew EXACTLY how fucking hard that is to do.
I recently read that black men face extremely higher chances of suffering depression and even a higher chance of it going undiagnosed. I’m a 30 plus-year-old black (and Asian) man. And I believe it. My brother committed suicide because he couldn’t see a way out of the system that became his life. I will not fall into the same trap.
Achieving my wildest and stupidest dreams
Having sex over the city of Shanghai? Yeah, I wanna do that. And a million other things. Just watch me.
Other than that, here are the basics:
- Husband of 7 years
- Father of a newborn son
- Corporate slave
- Still a work in progress
I don’t have any advanced degrees [B.A. only]. I’m not a writer. I’m not formally studying to be more than what I am right now, although change seems to happen whether we’re an active participant or not. Growth, however, is not as guaranteed. It has to be pursued.
Just like you, I’m just trying. Unlike you, I’m trying harder.
And I’ve actually recently realized that I want to change the world. The crazy part is that I believe I know how.
“Got damn a motherfucker wrote his way out the hood” – Jay Z [Dear Summer]
“I gotta plan little homie, just believe in me. Triple beam dreamin’ with this thing in me! – Rick Ross [Triple Beam Dreams]