Negativity_Concept-06

August 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

What do you say  when something comes to mind and you know that you have an image that you can use to depict it.

And ,can you guess from where I took the shot?

Cuba.

I'll continue to say Cuba is really a powerful place to enrich creativity.

Now ,I'll  give you the story.

This morning I decided to call a friend who I have been trying to get in touch for about 4 days ,via the telephone, and was not getting through.

But today fortunately I got her. However just before our conversation ended she  asked me why I was so NEGATIVE and I answered similarly to what you'll see underneath.

 

But before telling you my response I want you to look at  some elements of this image. You may see on both sides of the pathway the word NO although the statements are in Spanish you can tell that you are being forbidden to do certain things if you want to continue down the pathway and at the end of the pathway there is a figure. You may be able to  see the ethnicity and the sex of the figure.

 Okay, now I tell you what I told my friend in our telephone conversation this morning (2017-08-16) and a little more(remembering it's the tame version) and you'll see the relevance of the image.

From the time I was a youth I was told NO!  you can't have hot chocolate every day for breakfast, you have to drink orange peel tea, most days(not enough money to purchase it). No!  you can't have more than one hops bread, No!  you can't have electricity to study for common entrance-the entrance exam for secondary school-you have to use the only means of illumination for night vision in the house-kerosene. No! you can't use that language of which you have become accustomed, nah not in primary school- you'll surely get a severe whipping from the head master for using it. Well that occurred, you know when I  regained my confidence to use that language   at work when the leaders in Board rooms were using it freely-at school, church and home they made believe that was the dialect of the poor.

The NO's!  did continue at secondary school;  No! my rich friends can't visit me at home it's too depressing; they can't even know where I reside.

And in my quest to help my grand mother make money to satisfy our daily lives  before taking the step to higher education there were  NO's!  again. It was  No!  you can't use this address- you would persuade potential employers to throw your application in the trash can . And it was NO! again when I tried for some other  jobs, like with  the banks, and others the ones that frown on people of my ethnicity, at the time.

I am negative because that's what life  has bestowed on me from youth. It has saddle me with the word NO- for most of MY LIFE. And I am sure that  there are many who can identify with my experiences and possibly suffered this same NEGATIVITY  and maybe worst. 

 

Moving beyond negativity is sometimes beyond most of us who suffer this faith.

To overcome this negativity and to move along the path and reach to the end where you see the figure if you wish to use my image as an illustration you must be confident, you must be strong in character knowing that none of the NO's can be use to strike  you down.

Well of course you know you  have been treated to the censored version of the conversation- i.e. the one with my friend.

What she should have exclaimed, though, was  that how it is that I am so positive. Then my answer would have been much more mellow.

The people of my ethnicity who have achieved greatness and still remain humble are the ones I see at the end of my path if again you use my image as an illustration, because even though they may be younger than me they are my inspiration. People fail to UNDERSTAND that Emancipation of people's of color-my ethnicity -is still a pipe dream. 

Someone sent me a quotation attributed to one of the Presidents of the USA of ethnicity different from mines and he stated UNTIL JUSTICE IS BLIND TO COLOR,UNTIL EDUCATION IS UNAWARE OF RACE,UNTIL OPPORTUNITY IS UNCONCERNED WITH THE COLOR OF MEN'S SKINS,EMANCIPATION WILL BE A PROCLAMATION BUT NOT A FACT.

Remember what the real father of my nation  said in his research/book. From that I gather that  the economic world prefer not to see us- my ethnicity.

If my recollection is correct that President was a default one. He took over from the great orator President, Mr. Kennedy ,who was killed in office.

If President Johnson's statement was apolitical and even if his speech writer prepared it-he goes up a notch in my humble evaluation of mankind.  

 


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