If you could say one thing and be heard by the entire world, what would that be?
I don’t like change
I’ve never been the biggest fan of change, as a kid I didn’t want to grow up, it was so much fun to play around with my friends and I had become accustomed to that and would have traded everything else just for things to stay the same. Eventually I had to grow up and adapt to new circumstances, they weren’t any better but I just went with it all, it wasn’t like I had a choice, again and again my life has had to change so much. The biggest changes which have really dealt with me emotionally were to watch people leave, either to die or simply just to move to another town, they don’t just leave but they also take with them emotions, attachments and memories. It feels destabilizing to be robbed of all these in an instant and leaves you wandering for a while trying to figure out what could possibly replace what you’ve lost.
It's easy to see problems
I’m sure you’ll like your coffee a little hotter or your car a little safer, maybe you wish the government did more for you or even still, you could want your life to be better in one way or the other. It's very easy to see problems, just looking around you right now I’m sure there are many things you can easily identify as problems, but why is that so? Why are we always so quick to see the problems and less ready to see all the things which are going on well? As a matter of fact, this is an involuntary action of ours and it's the brain which does it automatically, so even if you wanted to, you can’t stop yourself from seeing the problems all around you.
Imagine you’re born in a dark cave from which all of your civilization comes from. You live in this cave with all your family, everyone you know comes from this cave, and you abide by the traditions of this cave. Basically your entire generation comes from this cave and that is all they have ever known since they were born, you use fire for light, get your water from underground streams and make your food out of rocks. There is literally a whole city underground between the rocks and the darkness.
2 Seconds to Heartbrake
“You are the worst thing that happened to me, I wish I had never met you”, those were the words she uttered in complete anger with the worst expression I had ever seen on her face. The emotions were running high like nothing I had ever seen before and it was clear to see the hurt through all the screams, she wasn’t holding back on me, she didn’t care about hurting me at that point, at least not emotionally and so she used everything at her disposal to make me feel pain, just short of stabbing me or throwing a vase in my face. It was surreal for me, I had never seen her so angry, I had never seen her so emotional and yet, here she was, the woman I had married and decided to spend the rest of my life with, where was all of this violence coming from, had it always been in her or was all of it just new, did I suddenly change from the sweet loving man she had fallen in love with or was she always like this and I just hadn’t seen it all this while? So many questions rushing in my mind as I watched her go after me with all sorts of insults and screams.
How I fell in love with poetry
Missing Feelings — realjema I don’t know what you’ve been feeling looking at you I can tell you need healing Cut too deep now my heart is bleeding I know and hope I got this power in me The only thing I got from you was the billing It went wrong because my mind went missing
Meditate to control your emotions
It might surprise some persons to learn that money really doesn’t magically fix every single problem you might have in your life, that's a sentiment that a lot of persons have and they procrastinate on dealing with many of their issues because they feel like once they become wealthy, then all that is left is just happiness, this couldn’t be any further from the truth. Money does solve a lot of issues but there are some problems which are beyond money to solve, issues which don’t require money, so many of them that I can’t even list here right now. How would you explain lottery winners committing suicide or celebrities dealing with mental issues. In effect, when you get money, you just trade your problems for others, now it all depends on how well you can handle these new problems.
Your hard work inspires others
There are some things which are possible in this world and there are other things which are literally impossible, then there are the things which are just unbelievable, It's so hard to even imagine them and yet they exist in this reality. One of those things which is so hard to believe is to imagine a random person donating money to a person who is more fortunate than them. You have people out there donating money to millionaires and billionaires, influencers, artists and public figures to make them even more fortunate. I’m not talking here about supporting a vision or buying their products, I’m talking about just donating them money because they like them. I could spin my brain all around but that won’t make sense to me no matter how many times I do. Why on earth will you be donating money to a person who has 10x more money than you? It's something I didn’t understand for a while now but I think I have the answer.
Consistency 🗝️ Success
Think about it for a second, back in the 90s how many artists did you know about, record labels, movies, businesses etc. My guess would be, not too many. There weren’t as many artists making music as there are today, neither were there as many businesses as there are today in the world right now and an online business was such a foreign idea, beyond that, marketing was very limited just to things like billboards, Tv ads and the flyers you could occasionally get handed out. There was nothing near to the targeted ads we have today and so it didn’t matter whether a business was at the corner of the street or miles away, you wouldn’t have known about them unless you passed in front of them. In contrast, today you can easily find any business just by searching online, that's how you discover the wonderful restaurant just in your backyard you didn’t know about or that your neighbor is a successful musician.
How to raise funds for your project
When you have a project, that wonderful idea in your mind you would like to see come to life, then there are a couple of things you need to do in order to raise the funds necessary to make this happen. Every project requires some form of investment be it; time, finances, intellect or even just patience. It's easy to get disillusioned by how good our project is that we forget to follow the steps necessary to ensure that our project thrives and survives. Keep in mind that there are great ideas which have failed in the past over just simple mistakes, and not all the ideas out there which are working are the best. There are still people who use pen and paper for all of their transactions, despite the fact that we’ve had computers for decades.
Why everybody needs a heartbreak
Pain is often a catalyst to transformation, for anybody who has gone through a certain amount of pain be it physical, psychology or emotional, they’ve seen a transformation in their lives. Now this could have been for the better or for the worst, some people go through pain which leads them to trauma while other people go through the same pain, but it leads them to greater strength. The pain of having to go through school makes some very productive while that same pain makes others rather lazy, so I can’t make a generalization and say that it works for everyone in the same way, but I think these are difficulties we face one way or the other, it's just a matter of timing and preparedness and the latter is what I want to address here. I think everybody needs a heartbreak for two reasons;
Smile, life is good!
At the bare minimum, you are alive, aren't you? You are still drawing air from this planet, you are probably able to see and think which is already so much. Why are you sad, why are you angry, who are you angry at? put a smile on your face because life is good 😄. Life is just a cycle constantly revolving, today you might be down but tomorrow you also might be up. I’ve lived long enough to see, sad people become happy and happy people become sad, poor people become rich and rich people become poor, healthy people become sick and sick people become healthy, and I’ve been able to see smiles in every case. You might think these persons are all different from each other but trust me, we are all the same deep down.