Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"New Pledge of Allegiance"

This is something that was emailed to me a while ago but has
 stayed on my mind since I the first time I read it...

Since the Pledge of Allegiance
And The Lord's Prayer
Are not allowed in most
Public schools anymore
Because the word 'God' is mentioned.....
A kid in Arizona wrote the attached
NEW School prayer:
"New Pledge of Allegiance"

Monday, October 24, 2011

"The Vent"

Although most of today's rap music is filled with plenty of songs about stuntin', swag, and ballin; there seems to be a new breed of MCs who are actually taking the time to express themselves by talking about subject matters that are relevant. 

Big K.R.I.T's, "The Vent" is a welcomed change from the usual foolishness that fills the radio. This has got to be one of the most expressive songs I have heard in a long time. Check out the lyrics below, with the lines that stand out to me highlighted in pink.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Validation ~ Seeking The Wrong Type of Acceptance

Validation, acceptance, approval... it's something that we all one way or another seek out from those around us. It can have a positive or negative effect on a person's life. It all depends on who you seek validation from and why. Validation can have a positive effect and can encourage someone to reach their goals and become successful in life. But the negative effect of it can be detrimental to a person's well being.

Within the last month I have read and heard about several different situations where people did things to fit in or to perpetuate an image of themselves that was false to gain acceptance from others. In these cases, the person involved was seeking validation from the wrong group of people.