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Q: If you, OP, haven't found unbridled success in your life - is it because you are guilty of all listed above from A thru E? If so, what is your excuse? If not, what then is your excuse? What are YOU waiting for? You seem to have it all figured out.
originally posted by: Winstonian
a reply to: intrptr
You apparently did not read my previous post.
It comes down to culture. Look at what poor black communities value. They look up to drug dealers, rappers that glorify violence, and sports stars that often times are doing the same thing. Success and self reliance is looked down upon
I do okay. I do not live in the ghetto.
I also do not have all of the success that I would like, and I doubt if you asked anyone, from the richest to the poorest, they would say the same.
Everyone is guilty of not achieving.
The problem I am focusing on happens to be a national debate that is causing division between people, and now it has escalated for violence. I am in no way coming from a high horse as you gathered from my post. I want a solution to the problems in this world, and how else do ideas spark in society? We share them. That is why we are all here, for the free exchange of ideas and information.
I do not have an excuse for not achieving more. I strive to do my personal best and not hurt anyone in the process. I accept my faults and my decisions or lack of decisions. I blame no one else for my problems but me. I have all of the same excuses that I mention in the OP, if you look at my other post explaining who I am and where I come from you will see that is the case.I am comfortable and happy with my life. If I die tomorrow I will have no regrets, but even having faced real hardships in my life, I blame no one else for my failures whatever they may be.