Black People Politics : What Did You Expect When You Came Of Age?

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  1. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Merely personal freedom?

    Or also to shoulder the same adult responsibilities, i. e., which my and past generations did and do consider a given and/or take for granted?

    That might help to explain what characterizes today's black youth/black adult/etc. generation gap(s)...

    FYI...
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Also evolving/growing/learning/etc.
     
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    I expected freedom, yes, and I gained more than I ever could have imagined at the time.

    I expected much responsibility, as a person should expect, but different to the ones I've had to take on.

    With wisdom gained, I've learned more what it means to care for your fellow man and woman, your brother and your sister. I've learned how coming of age meant I could more readily move someone to doing something that would better themselves and others around.

    I learned how much has gone by, and what past generations have done for the next to just have a chance to thrive, let alone be great in accomplishments.

    I learned how the tracks I leave weren't merely meant for me to be remembered, but for the younger, the weaker, the next trying to get up and do better to use what they learn from myself to further themselves to greatness, just as those that came before me left subtle roads for me to walk on that I might be great in this time I occupy.

    I learned a lot in my coming of age,and as the generations go by, more will learn also.
     
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    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    All of you are some awesome people....I still haven't come of age yet and I'm kicking 60 in the @ss!
     
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    To be wiser, happier and more mentally, physically and spiritually established
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As I listen and learn, I'm finding out more about you too...Thanks!

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