There’s Never Enough

An associate of mine recently shared a business idea with me. After he explained his idea he asked, “Is there too many people in the field? How can I succeed?” I would like to share with you all what I told him because many people struggle with the same question that he asked me.
Many people aren’t living out their goals and dreams because they feel there are too many people doing what they want to do. My answer to this type of thinking is, “There’s never enough”. It isn’t about how many people are doing the same thing you are doing; it’s about what you bring to the table.
Look and you will see thousands of motivational speakers and authors on social media. Should this stop someone from writing a book or posting motivational messages? No! The same goes for those wanting to become lawyers, doctors, athletes, artists, and pursuing any other endeavors. Don’t let numbers stop you from becoming who you want to be. Remember, we all have a story to share and we all inspire others differently. Your story, gifts, products, and services will touch others in ways that the next person isn’t about to do.
Just as there can never be enough love, wealth, success, and happiness; there can never be enough ideas, motivation, books, athletes, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and so on. It’s about putting your passion into whatever you decide to do and humbly realizing that no one else can do “it” like you do.

 

 

 

 

Vid Lamonte’ Buggs Jr is the author of You Ain’t Hungry Until I’m Starving and Vid’s Viddles. Copyright© 2017 http://www.vidbuggs.com. Copyright © 2017 http://www.4-U-NiquePublishing.com. Material is copyrighted but free to repost with proper listed credit, including our website addresses.

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Transcending Barriers

If you know me or follow me and my messages, you know that I am about equality and equity.  I have always been bothered by how we as people want what everyone else wants; (Love, Happiness, Success, Security and to be treated Fairly); yet we deprive others of those same wants, needs and rights. I always say, “We are more similar than we are different. Our differences are what make us unique and we are to share our uniqueness and unique talents with the world in a positive manner.”  Seems like we forget all this’ because we are so concerned about Me instead of We.  We don’t forget that it is not the I that makes the world go around, it is the We that makes the world go around.  We need each other in some shape, way or form.

If you look at the news today, you are sure to lose some hope in humanity and love. This is way Sports, Music, Art and Education are important, they transcend barriers. People of all backgrounds can come together and enjoy an event, discuss a subject, and even disagree, but at the end of the day they usually leave the event or conversion about these things in a better place. Take the Olympics for example.  The Olympics were created as an alternative to war, where countries compete against each other to see who were are the best. This tradition is still carried on. Have you noticed how the Olympics have brought people together from all kinds of backgrounds and all kinds of war torn countries? Have you notice the how for the most part everyone is getting along? Even the competitors have put aside their dreams of medaling to help a fallen or injured fellow Olympian (see Abbey D’Agostino).

I say the true spirit of humanity lies within Sports, Education, Fine Arts and yes even Tragedies.  These events are when we usually come together, sharing a pain, love, happiness and forgetting about me and remembering we are the world.

I think it’s time to treat every moment and every interaction as if we are enjoying a sports event, listening to some good music, or learning about a subject that we enjoy.  Heck, let’s listen to some good ole Bob Marley, Beatles or Michael Jackson and come together.

 

Vid Lamonte’ Buggs Jr is the author of You Ain’t Hungry Until I’m Starving. Copyright© 2016 http://www.vidbuggs.com. Copyright © 2016 http://www.4-U-NiquePublishing.com. Material is copyrighted but free to repost with proper listed credit, including our website addresses.

I am Hurting.

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I am hurt because after all these years and through all  the tragedies, we haven’t figured out that we are all humans who are similar and who are seeking love, happiness and acceptance. We are more similar than different.

It hurts to see how far we’ve come as a nation but to realize that we have so much farther to go.

It hurts that anytime you speak about the injustices in America, you are labeled as being unpatriotic. As if a person cannot want to see improvements in something or someone they love and care for.

It hurts to see so many of our people treated unjustly, but in the eyes of others they are the subject of blame for the injustices that has occurred against them.  Like telling a rape victim, “if they didn’t wear a dress they wouldn’t have been raped.”

It hurts to see how people react when People of Color and Women protest or march.

It hurts to have to walk out the house, drive a car or enter a store with extra caution, when other people do not have to even think about being cautious at all.

It hurts to be profiled.

It hurts that every time we leave a loved one, the words “be careful” are said because we know the targets that we carry on our backs.

It hurts to see so many people enjoying the music of Nas, Tupac, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson but act as if they are surprised that police brutality and a corrupt justice system exist.

It hurts that there is proof of past corruption in the justice system; proof of corrupt programs and activities lead by our government, yet people will not admit that corruption still happens within our government and justice systems presently.

It hurts to see a man lose his life over cigarettes and the only person arrested for a crime was the man who recorded the murder on video.

It hurts that when people say “Black Lives Matter”, others say “All Lives Matter” in response.  Saying “Black Lives Matter” doesn’t mean Only black lives matter.

In fact, it hurts more when people say “All Lives Matter”.  If All lives mattered than we wouldn’t have people on death row, hunting would be illegal and we wouldn’t be fighting wars. If all lives matter people would speak up when other’s lives and rights were being lost, not just when a cop or dog loses a life.

It hurts that majority of the world see the injustices that take places against “People of Color” in the U. S. but majority of the U.S deny these injustices take place.

It hurts how the media and society portray and try to divide us.

It hurts to associate with so many people who are not taking a stand against the injustices that are taking place.

It hurts that our culture is accepted, misuses and stolen but we as a people are not accepted.

It hurts that we have to use disclaimers in order for others to understand we aren’t talking about “all police, whites, blacks, woman, etc.”

It hurts that I could write until the end of time and you will never understand the hurt I feel and the injustices I experience every day.

What hurts the most is the fact that I had to write this.

 

Vid Lamonte’ Buggs Jr is the author of You Ain’t Hungry Until I’m Starving. Copyright© 2016 http://www.vidbuggs.com. Copyright © 2016 http://www.4-U-NiquePublishing.com. Material is copyrighted but free to repost with proper listed credit, including our website addresses.

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The Yellow Brick Road (rough draft)

Change? Everyone wants Change but no one wants to Change. How can change come if everyone thinks that they are perfect and their shit doesn’t stink? When did it become normal for people to point their fingers at others while playing the victim? What gives people the entitlement to do not do anything wrong ever? Refusing to ever say sorry, instead saying ” no one can judge me”.

Everyone wants change as long as they are not the ones that have to take part in the process that brings change. Injustice happens all around us every moment of the day. People talk about the issues but very few take steps that produces change.

Perhaps everyone wants to fit in even though they say they want to be different. Perhaps it has something to do with  the fear of losing others’ respect. Maybe it is the fear of being criticized; loss of a job; being calling a politic or losing popularity.  However, only cowards play “it safe” in life.  The conscience lets us all know what is right or wrong. Those that do not stand against wrong and stand up for what is right are just as much of the problem as the people that are committing the wrongs that are taking place within the world. Those that are aware that change is needed but do not want to be a part of the change are cowards.

 

 

 

Vid Lamonte’ Buggs Jr is the author of You Ain’t Hungry Until I’m Starving.Copyright © 2015 vids-world.com. Copyright © 2015 4-U-NiquePublishing.com. Material is copyrighted but free to repost with proper listed credit, including our website addresses.

Change Comes When?

 

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“Ghana has something to say to us. It says to us first that the oppressor never voluntarily gives freedom to the oppressed. You have to work for it. Freedom is never given to anybody. Privileged classes never give up their privileges without strong resistance”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Let this quote sink in for a minute. Many of us say that we follow the teachings of Moses, Jesus, Ghandi, MLK and so on; but our actions do not match up with the messages they taught. Some of us are blinded by the privileges that we have(white privileges, wealth privileges, Christian privilege, educational and political privileges), that we don’t care to see the misfortune of others. Most of this is due to not wanting to give up our privileges. However, by universal law, the more you give the more you will receive.
How can you say that you would have or you support these great people and their causes when what they spoke against/for are still issues that occur today and you act like they aren’t there? It’s mind blowing how many people say that their favorite artist is 2pac, Bob Marley or John Lennon but are surprised when racial, socio-economic and political injustices occur. Furthermore, how can anyone that knows history be shocked or outraged at people boycotting and rioting. The Boston Tea Party was a boycott and a riot. History shows that change only comes when there is a strong resistance against the oppression or those that are privileged.

 

 

Vid Lamonte’ Buggs Jr is the author of You Ain’t Hungry Until I’m Starving.Copyright © 2015 vids-world.com. Copyright © 2015 4-U-NiquePublishing.com. Material is copyrighted but free to repost with proper listed credit, including our website addresses.