HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS? WHEN WE HAVE BECOME SO SCARED THAT OUR OWN SHALLOWNESS MAKES US JUMP.  THE SHADOW OF US BY THE VERY THOUGHT THAT WE MAY HAVE BECOME MONSTERS, LOST IN THE WORLD OF SOMEONE ELSE AND NOT OUR OWN.  HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS, WHEN  WE SEE SO MUCH HORROR AROUND US AND THE FEAR OF GROWING OLD AND OUR MINDS SLIPPING.  YES, SLIPPING TO WHEN WE SAW THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE THAT ARE NO MORE. WHEN CHILDREN PLAYED OUTSIDE AND THE ONLY THING WE AS PARENTS WORRIED ABOUT WAS A GUN. HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS? WHEN LIFE IS TAKEN FOR GRANTED AND WE HAVE CHOSEN TO PLAY THE DOG EAT DOG LIFESTYLE.

   HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS? WHEN WE NO LONGER EMBRACE THE BEAUTY OF THE SUN RAISING IN THE EAST AND SETTING IN THE WEST. THE STARS AS THEY DANCE ABOUT OUR EYES AT NIGHT WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BECOMING A VICTIM OF RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME. HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS WHEN WE LIVE IN THE PAST AND NEVER LOOK OR UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF THE TOMORROW? HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS? WHEN WE HAVE BE TRAPPED ONTO THE THOUGHTS OF THE PAST AND TRYING TO MAKE SOME DIED FOREFATHER DREAM COME ALIVE.  HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS? WHEN RACISM STILL HAS IT FACE IS OUR VALUES OF A PERSON WHO'S SKIN IS NOT THE SAME COLOR AS MINE OR THEY DON'T  BELIEVE WHAT I BELIEVE (AS IF MY BELIEF IS THE ONLY ONE). 

   HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS? WHEN THE HARDEST THING IN OUR MINDS IS TO CHANGE, GIVE UP WHAT WE THINK WE HAVE GAINED BY COLOR OF SKIN, EDUCATION, RACE, ETC....  WE HAVE PROVEN THAT WE HAVE LOST OUR MINDS AND REFUSE TO CHANGE BECAUSE WE CAN'T STAND THE FACT THAT PEOPLE MAY BE ABLE TO GET ALONG AND SHARE LIFE AND THE EARTH WE LIVE ON TOGETHER.  I THINK OF ME AND MY WIFE, I AM CHRISTIAN AND SHE IS MUSLIM, I AM OLDER AND SHE IS YOUNGER, I AM FROM THE USA AND SHE FROM GAMBIA,AFRICA.  HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS? FIRST WE MUST TALK TO ONE ANOTHER IN REAL TALK NOT HOLDING BACK FROM ASKING THE REAL QUESTIONS THAT ARE ON OUR MINDS. WE MUST LET OLD THINKING DIE AND EMBRACE THE NEW THAT IS HERE WITH US, NOT AS A CHILD LOOKS AT IT BUT AS AN ADULT SEES IT. 

HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS? WHEN WE ARE JUST WEAK AS THE CHILDREN WE HAVE RAISED AND DON'T BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A NEW TYPE OF MUM AND PA, MADE UP OF THE ELDERLY, BECAUSE THE YOUTH THAT HAD THE CHILD, NEVER KNEW THEIR MIND WOULD HAVE TO CHANGE. HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS WHEN WE LIVE IN A WORLD SO FULL OF FULL THAT EVEN OUR BABIES ARE FRIGHTEN TO WAKE UP NOT KNOWING IF FOOD WILL BE ON THE TABLE AND REMEMBERING THE NIGHT BEFORE WHEN ALL THEY HEARD WAS GOODNIGHT.  HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS WHEN EDUCATION NO LONGER STARTS AT HOME AND THEN GOES INTO THE CLASSROOM AND WHEN TEACHERS CARED ABOUT MORE THAN JUST A PAYCHECK?  HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS WHEN FATHERS NO ,LONGER UNDERSTAND THE NEW ROLE THEY NOW FACE AND WOMEN EMBRACE A NEW FREEDOM WITHOUT SEEING IT TRAP TO BREAKDOWN THE FAMILY? 

how do we change our minds--NOTE THIS ENDING!

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Comment by Mimetalker on April 4, 2015 at 1:24pm

I can. And we have to or we won't survive.

Comment by Arthur James on April 4, 2015 at 1:28pm

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I LOVE HOW YOU

TYPE AS IF YOU

ANNOYED AND

USE ALL CAPS.

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Somehow we  do

survive.... a South

African Poet wrote

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no get false teeth

stuck in a pork

chop bone?

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 4, 2015 at 1:32pm

"...AND WOMEN EMBRACE A NEW FREEDOM WITHOUT SEEING IT TRAP TO BREAKDOWN THE FAMILY?"

Uhhhhhh....  you need to explain what you mean by this before I comment.  

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 4, 2015 at 1:57pm

nice, Les!

Comment by Poor Woman on April 4, 2015 at 2:13pm

Jon, wake up--read again friend!

Teachers care about a lot more than just a paycheck. And most women have to work to help support families.

Sorry. I cannot enjoy this post. It's too slanted. Not to be rude, but I guess i wouldn't mind changing your mind, Les, even just a wee smidge.

Also, please let go of the caps. Very tough on the eyes while reading.

Comment by koshersalaami on April 4, 2015 at 2:17pm
There a reason you've decided to scream at us? That's what caps means online
Comment by Les Jackson on April 4, 2015 at 7:27pm

  Change is often and said to be one of the hardest things for us to do.Trust me when I write in capital letters it have nothing to with being mad. It change, my style how I write, not screaming at anyone. just something difference and understood to mean something different to you. I must agree that most teachers do care but , but you also Must understand that Education has dumbed down sense I was a child and you did not have teachers dating students and walking out of class room and tell kids not to do homework, etc.....I am not sorry that it seem slanted to you but this is the changes that we comfort each day as things are changing right before our eyes. but we often don't want it to change. women have changed and for the most part for the good but there is still a mindset that tells them that something is not right when men can no longer make enough to care for the family and she now must work but then to it says that woman was a Help Meet and not Mate. my hat is off to all women, who are forced to handle being mum and dad, working. We must admit that now we have too many young girl that are not women having babies, but that is change.   HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR MINDS, BY OPENING OUR EYES AND NOT ACTING AS IF WE ARE SO NUMB TO THE THINGS WE SEE AND HEAR. EMBRACE KNOWING THAT YOU ARE SEEING A NEW ERA BEING BORN. JUST AS NEW STARS FORM IN THE SKY, BECAUSE WITHOUT WE LOSE OUT OF THE BEAUTY OF GETTING OLD.

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