New York , New York. It's one of those cities where no matter how many times you've been there, you're bound to see something new. Experience something new. Feel something new. Think something new. Well Saturday night , I was on my way home after a long day in Manhattan. Anyone who's ever driven in New York traffic, knows that this isn't a task to be taken lightly. Late evening traffic , any day of the week, would have Mr. Clean pulling his hair out of his head, if that makes any sense. I found myself saying quite a few curse words, that I'm ashamed to repeat, lol. In the mist of this forced suspension , I took the time to reflect. I took the time to live vicariously for the moment. If I were rich , what could I do differently to hasten traffic? If I had a chauffeur and limo , how would that make this experience smoother? And then I answered the very questions that I had posed to myself. The answer......Nothing!! And after that I conceptualized a few more adages. No matter if we live in a 10 bedroom mansion, we can only sleep in one bedroom. No matter if we own a $10,000 dollar mattress, we can only lie on it. No matter if we own a $300,000 dollar Maybach , we can only drive it. If we have a pure gold toilet in our mansion, we can only shit in it. We can own 300 pair of shoes, but we can only wear one pair at a time. And we can continue this cycle of reasoning on and on. I'm sure that you can think of many more yourself. So why do we idolize rich people again? Do they gain super human strength and intellect upon being bestowed with such a vast amount of dead trees? I think NOT !!! Will there prayers be heard by God at a quicker rate? I think NOT!!! When in the company of the rich , we bow down and become their slaves....Why? Who we essentially are is not defined by money. We are spirit, atoms, and matter. See each person for who and what they are. Look at each man and woman's actions before you rush to call them "Hero". The material things are a distraction. I have come into contact with quite a few rich celebrities, and (with the exception of K'naan, lol. His mind, omg!! love it!! ) I maintained my cool. Keeping in mind that he or she is human just as I. Its okay to want money, unfortunately we require it to care for our family and communities. But we must keep in mind not to idolize something so fleeting as currency.
"I'm an avid student of life, love, and spirit. My blog isn't about external beauty per se, clothes, fashion, make-up,or even politics. No none of these things!! The articles that I write come from my heart and are about something simple yet complex, rugged yet fragile, dark yet light. Something beautiful yet at times can be ugly. I write about something that all reading this shouldn't take for granted. Life!! Something everlasting yet fleeting." - Shakira Z. Ch'i Peace Always