scared

You Scared, You Running.

In Inspiration, Knowledge, Motivation, Truth, Wisdom by Cliff Green

Black men are literally out of their minds. POINT… BLANK… PERIOD! Case in point, after this quick story of what literally just happened to me thirty minutes ago. I’m sure that you will come to the same conclusion as I have, if you haven’t done so already. Let’s dive in and remember this, don’t be scared!

After running a few errands around the city (everything happens to me after running a few errands), I hopped back on the green line to head back home. Two young men get on the train a couple stops before mine. They stood at the doors the whole time and they were still standing there when it was time for me to get off the train. When we arrived at my station, they both put there backs to the rail while people walked in between them to exit the train. When I got off and was already making my way up the steps, one of them said, “You mean to get off here?” I looked at him then look around to see if he was talking to me then looked at him with stupid face smile with my hand on my chest, like me!?! He said, “You scared, you running.” Then the door closed.

Hold on, let’s think about this. He said that while he was still standing on the train. Mind you he had an ample opportunity to say something to me when I was standing in front of them waiting to get off the train. But he didn’t. Yet I’m the one who is scared and running. But he’s right. I am running. I am running to stay healthy and fit. I’m at that very same metro stop running those 106 steps too. But do you want to know who I see running with me when I’m out there, I see (insert random white guy name) or (insert random white girl name). I don’t see you out there. So for any black person to ignorantly think anyone or everyone is scared of them because they are black and from the “hood” is hilarious.

There are those of us that are out here training, practicing and doing everything it takes to become better and stronger. Yet a little ignorant black man had the nerve to say something to me. Our men (or should I say boys, because they haven’t evolved into manhood) do not think! Maybe if he would’ve paid attention he would’ve noticed that I had ice cream in my bag. (I know that I am losing black points for having ice cream in this freezing weather, but I have been tweaking for birthday cake ice cream.) Maybe that was the reason I looked to be in a rush. Maybe I wanted to get home and eat my ice cream. Maybe it was because I don’t dress like any of the people over here in Southeast and on this particular day I was extremely fresh. So his ego let him run off at the lips thinking he did something to knock me down and make himself feel better, when actuality to any thinking person he looked and sounded dumb. But what if I was the one to let my ego control me and jumped back over the rail to confront him. Because as I stated, I’m out here putting in work and if you aren’t doing the same, you can’t see me. PERIOD! I would’ve been on everybody’s favorite garbage site. You know the one I am talking about.

But let’s get to the meat and potatoes. Most, not all black men are scared. They are scared and running from reality. The reality is that they are losing. The white man, the yellow man, the purple man, the red man, the orange man and everybody in between is beating the living crap out of you in every aspect of life. And its a tough pill to swallow. So you swallow different kind of pills that help you to get high and escape from what’s going on in the real world. You play video games and watch TV every and all day in order to get away. You drink to drown out your sorrows. You smoke until you forget about yesterday. You get high every day because you are scared to face reality sober. Yes there is a such thing as recreational smoking but smoking everyday isn’t recreational, especially if there isn’t anything positive being produced from doing so.

These black men that claim to be the biggest gangsters who have never ran from anybody or anything but in reality they’re scared and running from the reality of life. You have to be one hundred percent honest with yourself to come to those conclusions. And I have talked to many of men that admitted to having anxiety about life. But we have to find better mechanisms to cope with it. Because life is rough especially for a black man or women but it won’t get any better if we keep running away from our problems.

P.S. To the people who would respond by telling me that people are scared of us because we are black (melanated/ carbon dominant); I’m not going to dive into our melanin/ carbon/ genetics subject in this post because all that means nothing if we aren’t doing anything to optimize them.