Black People : What holds back our Motivation???

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    When or ancestors came off those plantations into a world of pure hatred and practicaly no rights, with noting but the rags on thier backs and the scars of abuse, they achieved and accomplished with Creativity and Wisdom and all made way out of no way,
    so they could honesty have made many excuse but they did not they just did what they had to do

    Now we have any number of the solutions, and any number of plans laid out for us from the 1930s to the present, a communications technolgy to network like never before and a trillion dollars spending power, so whats the hold up?
     
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    IMO, I think the majority of us are lazier. Technology has made people lazier. Yes we have the technology to network, but it's brought about an excuse to actually physically get up and do it like how our ancestors had to do it.

    People back then had heart. They had drive. Their struggles gave them the will power to get it done.
     
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    "People back then had heart. They had drive."

    I don't see much of these things today. I don't see much will to make things change. Some of us don't see themselves as Africans even.
     
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    Rather than indict a whole group of people, i question myself. "What holds back your motivation?" The easiest thing to do is to pick apart others, without focus on what I should be doing.

    Of course some dont have the drive of our elders. But then some do. Situations and needs are different now. But in this discussion, it should always come back to "ME."

    However, I agree with MsInterpret. Technology has made some lazy, (and social inept, unable to hold a conversation without a keyboard in front of them) but there are some Black/African people doing some amazing things.

    We are motivated. It just depends on your perspective and how much you demand from others performance.
     
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    I totally agree. I too don't expect every one to fully participate in actions that will move us forward as a group. I'm starting to see that we may not all see ourselves as a unified group. I'm believing that we might be too fractured, here on destee's and where I live as well.
     
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    The Drive ............. yes we lack this drive because we are damage goods
    see back then they had it this will to strive for and within to survive

    Motivation.............We all have this under different umbrallas of needs
    but they had one goal that motivated them as a whole FREEDOM

    We have divided ourselves deeply and lost many years of unity as a people
    as i agree with others , we now don't know who we are as a people
    we just know we black and a root from africa
     
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    I feel "blacks" are lazy and complacent....they lack work ethic
     
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    Even yourself huh
     
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    Nope.....im reminded everyday why failure is not an opition....growing up lower middle class n nvr feeling like i had $ was a stigma tht hasnt went away...i still live in the hood....I have every reason to get up n get to work
     
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    Having a personal plan and right knowledge is every bit as important as work ethic if not more so, IMHO.

    Its one thing to just work hard, its another to work hard directed to where you want to go.
    There is no incentive for anyone who is either a slave or a job they do not enjoy to work hard.
     
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