Black Relationships : Mentors

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  1. CarrieMonet

    CarrieMonet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Did you have a mentor, someone YOU could talk to about life, love, and sex during that rough time in your life (teen years), and what impact did it have on the person you are today?

    If you didn't have a "mentor"... how do you think it would have effected the roads you've taken thus far?

    Do you mentor a teen now, or have you ever considered doing so?
     
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    My parents was my mentors and surely the knowledge & wisdom
    has lead me in the right path a direction where i now try to be the
    biggest mentor to my children .
     
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    As quiet as it's kept (with many of us) you are a mentor to many...even in the "poet" field. your :heart: is priceless...
    you're a great kinda guy.
     
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    My parents were my mentors as well
     
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    Aside from my father and my grammy (family) I'd have to say one of my biggest mentors was a friend of mine named Linda. Linda was about 23-24 years older than me. I met her when I was 22 and she really taught me a lot of stuff about life in general, things that didn't seem to get covered by my parents. She told me stories of how she struggled, stories of how life was in the 60's in California versus the 80's, and often times gave me sound advice in regards to my daugther. I called her momma Linda. She passed away when she was 50, I really miss her.
     
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    I also mentor a few of my daughters friends, both of whom are adopted. They seem to come around our house alot. One of them has been trying to move in since she was 13...so I am very fond of her. She really admires the relationship I have with my daughter, and she often asks me for advice.

    I like talking with young girls, it's so interesting to hear their viewpoints on life thus far.
     
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    i do work with a few kids in the community and a little league team every summer
    set a positive aspect to these kids life so they see the street corners and drugs
    not the answer to getting out the hood u get out but at what price ! ya life , jail
    mentor of goodness is a blessing to all ..
     
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    I never had a mentor. It would have made my life go alot smoother and I would have figured out how to deal with women....too late for that now....what are you gonna do though??!!
     
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    MrBlak ... how can you be sure that your life would have been smoother if you had a mentor? it's equally possible that it could have been rougher than it has been. There's really know way to know.

    My point is, all we know is what we know. If we go back and change any one second of what our lives has been, we ultimately take the chance of changing everything, and making it much worse!

    Give yourself credit for the accomplishments, wisdom, successes, roads traveled, etc., exactly as life presented them to you.

    What are you gonna do? Continue doing and being your very best, as i'm sure you always have.

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    I guess that is a more positive way to look at it. :spin:
     
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