Sometimes, and it happens very rarely, something spectacular from our collective history clashes dramatically with a piece of nuanced pop culture. Today, one of these fantastic things came to us in the form of this collection of viral images.
Beyoncé is expected to make well over 200 million dollars by the time the Mrs Carter Show World Tour wraps up this year (2014). The tour, which was already the highest grossing concert by a female artist in 2013, is set to become the most successful of her entire…
Go Bey! I respect it.
lianne la havas
Have you ever reached a point in your life where everything your mentors, family, friends, elders, or anyone you ever watched growing up told you and it finally became evident that you were doing what they said you should do? Or that you realized that the advice they gave you truly means something? Or even all the bullshit that they said you would go through would be way worse than what you’d expect?
I’ve reached that breaking point and it’s kinda like a rebirth! I’m in love with myself and it took a long time for me to understand what that truly meant. I am in love with the person I’ve become and, I can finally say (in psychological terms), that I am self-actualized (in my own respects). When a person is able to secure themselves in their basic needs, safety, love & belonging, and can have amazing esteem without the help of others is when they have become self-actualized. Maybe it’s my new life style of independence, my new workout regimen, or the fact that I’m single. Combination of all that and more? I believe so! There are so many things in my life that I can be negative about, past and present, but the choice is mine to move forward and let the past be the past as well as rolling with the present punches.
Many things can bring a person down but there is so much more that can bring a person up. I appreciate everything that has ever happened to me because it made me that much more of a better person. Did I have help from other people? YES! Do I not appreciate them for it? NO! Many of the people who have watched me grow up say that I have become an amazing young woman and if those who haven’t recognized it, I’ll let them know anyway. My breaking point was last month, two months after my mom moved out with her husband, my cousin moved in with me, and I started work at a new location. I was very negative about everything, and to everyone, and to be honest there was so little that I was grateful for.
Realizing all of the benefits that I have, no matter how much I think the negative out weighs the positive, makes me enjoy life so much more. I laugh everyday because of the people I surround myself with (or even the ones I stay away from), I find myself smiling at the smallest joys, and push myself everyday in my activities whether they be mental or physical. Everything is a mental game. How can you become greater at your craft or current task at hand? What can you do to make things better for you? Don’t look around at other people to make you life better. You make the choices that are best for you. Fuck what anyone thinks! If it makes you happy and doesn’t harm yourself or other people (mentally or physically), then make that choice for the most important person in your life: YOU!
Stop caring about what everyone else thinks that you should do, stop worrying about the shit that you can’t control, and move on with what you have and EXPECT greater things to come. Trust me, they will! Greater things are bound to happen when you expect them and put in the work. I’m not talking strictly diet and exercise or relationships, I’m talking about life. You put in what you get out. Keep listening to what other people tell you to do and you’ll be so damn unhappy with what can transpire, it’s not even funny.
To make a long story short, if you’re going to do it then do it well. Don’t listen to negative comments OR take what people say with a grain of salt, and like my dad always says: “trust your gut”…..better yet go with that voice that tells you to achieve the best of the best!
HAPPENING NOW [VERY IMPORTANT]: Venezuela’s soldiers are killing their people. The Government is sending their armed gangs to kill them and they have censored all the media in their country, even blocking photos posted on social media sites. They shut down all the cable channels that broadcast news, so they can’t know what’s going on. The people have no source of protection at all. Students are protesting to save their country and their lives at this very moment. All they have are their social networks to get the word out so, PLEASE RE-BLOG THIS AND SPREAD THE WORD. VENEZUELA IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR AND CLOSE TO BECOMING A FULL COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP. THEIR PEOPLE NEED YOUR HELP. —— Please, this is very important to me, one of my closest friends went to visit family in Venezuela over winter break and they won’t let him come back to Florida. We’re graduating in a few months and it hurts me to know that his baseball career and all of his hard work and dedication to his grades here in the U.S. was all for nothing. Please.
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