You're Not Like everyone else
Now, normally we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves and start assuming what is going to go down next because no one on this planet knows how or when they're gonna pass away. So I don't want to sound like a crazy person, but I am a blazed spirited individual and I do want to be teaching you how you can go from low points in life to living the dream life you want.
I remember back a long time ago, when I was only a young boy. Barely had anything up to date like the other kids, and as stupid as my mind was back then, I clearly remember trying so hard to fit in with the other kids. Yet, what I hadn't realized was that I wasn't like those other kids. My mom and I grew up poor, in the east side of Atlanta. I remember living my life thinking why did I grow up like this, why didn't we have any money, and why my father wasn't there for me. The people who were there for me was my older brother, however, and me and my father actually did spend some time together but then we moved to another part of the city.
Money doesn't buy Happiness
Gwinnett County, which was quite frankly a mess of a town. I was in elementary school at the time and was just starting to get familiar with the area, but then we had to move once again, Heck it's crazy because we always lived in apartments and people usually associate apartments with poverty. Maybe that might be true for those who work a job, and only have enough money to pay for the rent and expenses, but after living in a house for more than three months, I've come to the realization that the most poorest people on the planet are actually the most happiest ones out of all.
The reason I say all of this and how it has to do with my blog post is because when you hear other people say, "but they're rich" or when you'll see "I bet he has more money than you do though" in the YouTube comments section, it just goes to show how shallow folks are despite the mantra of money not being everything pushed into our heads as children. Certain people still can't get enough of getting the most out of their current living standards. It's almost as if most people simply want to have money but don't have any cent of value to provide.
So when I was younger, I admittedly did the same thing too. When you're a kid, you think money is cool. What we don't see is how horrible it actually tears adults apart, that is until you become an adult yourself.
Late Night Shifts at Domino's
Damn, I remember working those late night shifts, hitting on one of the really cute sales associate who was married, only to be unsuccessful, and getting picked on by that pedophile boss. But even back when I was first working at my very first corporate job as a bagger at Publix, I never seemed to stop dreaming what I could become later in life. To me it's just all about thinking positively and never ever giving up. You can come at life hard and never settle for less or you can just give up and be like everyone else.
I mean, I used to literally walk around the house and act as if there was another person interviewing me. I don't know if you all are here because you need help or you just want to know more but one thing's for sure is that nobody wants to be a failure. I don't think anyone wakes up and says they don't want to do anything in life. Well there probably might be some people who say this, but not 100% sure anyways.
Got More haters Than Jesus
It's like whenever people would see me not to long ago they would look as if I did something bad to them. It's weird, because growing up I was bullied by almost everyone. Girls would diss me, and other guys would taunt me. Mind you, this was in middle school but I always thought I would be popular one day. Maybe not in school, but definitely in the future.
So I was telling you how we moved right? Well, after we moved from Gwinnett County, we went to an area called Sandy Springs. At that time, my mom was working as a waiter in an Italian restaurant called Maggiano's. We didn't have the newest things in life, but we had love and that love sheltered our poor family to think big and grow rich. Not in materialistic items, but rich in the mindset of helping others.
Ever since I was young, specifically fourteen and fifteen, I remember being mad at what was happening in the world because it bothered me why everything was so messed up. It pushed me to question who was really in control behind the scenes and why there were so many poor people in this world. It really changed the way I looked at life because whenever me and my brother were younger, we'd play around with toys and we'd make ourselves be entertained.
Wait! Money can buy happiness.
Remember, we grew up so poor that back then that we couldn't afford to do much. We got by with ourselves everyday and yes there were some arguments. Sometimes my mom would anger me and I'd do the same but no matter what the time passed and our lives changed. So what I'm saying is that how can there be big, luxurious apartments right in the heart of a town called Buckhead, Atlanta, yet right next to these brand new, state of the art homes there was poverty stricken, humbleness of the neighbors next door who had nothing. Why is it that in a city such as Atlanta, there could be so many homeless people outside on the streets but looking within the city you could see Ferraris and Maybach cars pulling up to a red light?
It made no sense, but now when people met me, they always assume that I love money or that I would do anything for it. Now some of this is true, I do love money. I wouldn't do anything for it, though. I would tailor everything to my advantage to get it, and the reason I love it is because I hate it too. I wish it didn't exist, but we're a society that bases our entire positions in life based on money, which sucks. But let me explain something. seeing that I grew up in Atlanta, you will start to understand why I like shiny things.
Atlanta: biggest gap between classes
It's because I grew up poor. My mom didn't ever have much, it was just only recently that we got a house. And also, just take a guess at what city in America do you think has the highest gap between the rich and the poor? Ding, ding, ding! Atlanta. Atlanta, GA is not only located in the world's wealthiest country, but it also has the biggest gap between some guy making minimum wage for nothing and some guy making $250,000 a year and blowing it at Lenox Mall on whatever. America already has a huge gap in general, so what are the odds that one of the world's greatest entrepreneurs was born in a poverty-stricken environment to a single mom who's on their way to health and success?
Maybe I'm being pretty cocky here, or maybe I honestly don't care what happens from here on out. The real question is are you happy? Do you want everything you have in life? Sounds like a trick question, but do you? Because all of your possessions can be gone in an instant, it's what you did to get it that makes your life change. I just want to help people. I don't want to put anyone else down nor do I want to stop what I'm doing. Some of you could feel what I'm talking about, whoever that is you better go out in life and be the best person ever! Seriously, if you have any questions, just leave me a comment or email and I'll follow up on it. Peace