Keepin’ it real ~ Doin’ what we gotta do ~ Risin’ above

One of the main things I’ve come across lately is people wanting to make a difference on a real level. I am surrounded by academia. Just today my professor told me, “yeah, it’s going to be hard as fuck!” That’s real! Yeah, okay it’s not professional on the level that people think professional should be, but it was real. I have had those moments when I would say things like, “This is bullshit,” in class or even in a meeting. Yeah, people look at me strange at first, but they’re all real people and they get over it – I get over it. My co-worker and I have said some brutal, raunchy things behind closed doors. I’ve had people come up to me who were going through some emotional struggles and every other word she said was “fuck” or “shit.” We’re real! We’re getting shit done and we’re making a change. People in the professional realm are starting to be real.

We may not be controlling shit yet, but we will be soon! I have faith we will be stronger than ever before and history will not fully repeat itself this time. I believe that we are a greater number fighting against the machine. I have faith that there are millions more people speaking up about the needs of the people. We’re stronger then ever before. Corporate America will crumble. Politics will change. Corruption wouldn’t be so common. I think there is hundreds of millions people who will continue to rise above the old. They will see the past and want to change our present so our future will be rewarding and something to look forward to, for all of us.

I watched a movie today, in class.It blew my mind. They dissected this statement:

Culture always builds on the past
The past always tries to control the future
Our future is becoming less free
Build free societies you must limit the control of the past

I am seriously blown away because this has been the conversation I’ve been having with so many people. Like I said, I believe there’s going to be a revolution. I’m not going to sit here and say when it’ll be, but I do believe I will see if in my lifetime. Things are changing. They will continue to change, too. I think our past has finally taught us something and people are noticing.

There are so many directions I can go right now, and honestly, I don’t know if I want to touch upon any of them at the moment. It would change the point of this blog post. So, I’m just going to continue with this idea of history repeating itself and how I believe there are more people fighting against the machine as there was before. There’s a new generation being born – it’s something new – it’s different – never before done. The information we have – on multiple levels – is better then ever before. The people who have been in control are a dying breed. We’ll always have racists and ignorance. We’ll always have fights and even war. We’ll always have heartache and struggle to survive. However, I do believe they will be fewer and less corrupt or deadly.

The reason I feel this way is that I see people doing small things within their own communities, trying to make their community a better place. I see organization leaders and activists getting degrees. I see poetry, artistry and passion. We’re all doing our part to make our worlds better places to live. The people I have met are keeping it real. Those who don’t know how to keep it real aren’t going to succeed in this new culture that’s being built. Those who don’t know how to respect other people’s real won’t succeed either. This new culture is making a difference. We’re fighting. We’re growing. We’re intelligent, good looking and professional. We’re passionate, real, and can hold a conversation. We say fuck on a regular basis. We’re tattooed, pierced and listen to a lot of music. We create connections, not corporations. You know who you are. I’m calling out to you. If you’ve found this blog, there’s a reason for it. You’re empowered. You have something special that nobody else has. Find what that is and rock that shit! Keepin’ it real! People will like you if you like you. The more you’re real with yourself the more real you’ll be with others. The more real you are with others, the more they’ll love you. Kick fear in the neck! Pull sorrow’s hair. Slap negativity in face. Rise above it all!

We must transcend. We must follow through. We must continue to fight. We must have faith that we will win and see a world that is worth fighting for. I believe we can. I have faith that working with the people I work with will change the culture and help us rise together and find a new way of living!