One of the most insidious and pervasive symptoms of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome is our adoption of the slave master’s value system. At this value system’s foundation is the belief that white and all things associated with whiteness are superior; and that black and all things associated with blackness are inferior. Through the centuries of slavery and the decades of institutionalized oppression that followed, many African Americans have, in essence, been socialized to be something akin to white racists. Many of us have adopted the attitudes and views of a white, racist America. Many of us see ourselves, and our community through a white lens. We both mold ourselves to accommodate white prejudices and endeavor to adopt their standards.
Dr. Joy Degruy, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
It doesn’t matter how great the cause is, if the people do not believe in you, then they will not follow.
People listen not necessarily because of the truth being communicated in the message, but because of their respect for the speaker.
John C. Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Be positive. Spread positivity. You are happy to be alive and able to spread light.
Gold laboreth diligently and contentedly for the wise owner who finds for it profitable employment, multiplying even as the flocks of the field.
The Richest Man In Babylon, George S. Clason
Why put off until tomorrow that which you can do today…You know tomorrow isn’t promised, so with chance why would you play….Do it and do it now before death comes around your way to stay…Don’t lie and lay….Stand on your truth and slay.