Paula Deen has just recently announced that she has Type 2 Diabetes. Critics and Fans of her are on both size of the whole situation. Some supporting her in the disease and aren’t mad about her reveling that she first discovered she had the disease three years ago and some say she should’ve told back then about having it.
Just recently she was spot on a cruise ship chomping down on a Cheeseburger and French Fries which stirred up some more controversy. Some people are outraged at Paula because they feel she isn’t taking the disease serious but me personally, I say this:
I like Paula Deen as much as the next person but it’s her life. If she doesn’t want to take her Diabetes as serious as other with the disease that’s her choice. It’s good that people as fans care about her well being and have her best interest at heart but at the end of the day it’s still her choice. No body can make her change her ways except herself.
Yes, she could’ve told the world she had the disease a few years back but I don’t think that would’ve changed anything and I feel that’s what I feel the real problem is. People seen her on TV cooking all these unhealthy meals over the past years and encouraging others to do so also and people did and that’s why I believe people are really mad.
People want someone to put the blame on. Instead of taking responsibility for their own health they want to blame people like her. You really can’t blame Paula if you ended up getting the disease. It was your just to eat unhealthy or whatever caused you to get the disease. Although she may have advised using certain ingredients which aren’t the healthiest in her cooks books or on her cooking show she didn’t make you eat it.
I feel that people should just leave her alone and let her do what she’s gonna do.
If you’re going to do anything learn from others mistakes. If you didn’t grow up getting any and everything you wanted then you shouldn’t do it or try to do it when you get a little money, a line or credit or start earning the big bucks bucks.
You hit the Lotto now you got but a new car, “No!” Live and maintain with what you already have. Pay off the bills you have. Don’t go stupid with yo money, play it smart. Invest some of it into something where you’ll double that investment.
This the reason why most people including celebs are in debt. Thinking that they could do the same thing just because they just got a big check for doing something and go and blow through they money.
Live within your means is basically what I’m saying. Don’t try to out do someone else. It’s not worth it.
Feelin’ this joint right here. New song off Asher Roth new mixtape ‘Pabst & Jazz’. Song is called “Not Meant 2 Be”, featuring Nathan Santos and produced by Blended Babies. Real music right here. Don’t sleep on it.
“What is the definition of insanity? One could say that the definition of a insanity is doing the exact same thing over and over again, and expecting different results. However, if that’s true, then aren’t we all crazy then? Maybe not all at once, but maybe at different times if that’s the case.”—Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
In the world today you got people out here who you can be serious with and in return they serious back with you. Got some people you serious with and there not serious with you. In some situations an individual might be serious with you but you’re not as serious with them. Then you have those situation in which neither one of you serious with one another. You’re just there for whatever selfish reasons either of you may have.
And I mean real when I say serious. They are not acting fake. There not two faces type people. There not lying to you or nothing about nothing stupid. Not going back on their promises or whatnot. Just genuine real serious people, who are there for you not what you have or what you got.
Whether these individuals are just acquaintance you know through someone else. A friend you knew since forever. Your new girlfriend or boyfriend you just started or been dating. A family member or whatever relationship you may have between you and that person.
Whether you’re talking each other head off about random, pointless small-talk. Real serious conversations to one another about whatever may be going on in your lives. Talking about how you’re going to somewhere to go hang out and really meaning it or just saying it to say it. These are the conversation that let you know where you stand at with these individuals.
Now I’m not saying that anyone who breaks a promise one time isn’t your friend. Anyone who stood you up on one occasion isn’t. I’m talking when the shit constantly happens. Constantly saying things then going back on their word. These are the individuals you should question where you stand at with them.
People say these things they don’t really mean and it’s probably because they leading you on or they don’t really care about you. Just going back to what I said before, “there not serious with you. There not interesting in whatever you got to bring to table. There just in it for their selfish motivates.
People are just faker then ever and me, I’d rather not deal with these types of individual in my life. But I’m just one person. If the whole world thought like me it would be boring and if I thought like the world… well I won’t go there.
I’m probably wont change it and it definitely won’t change me but if that’s the case might I light the flame or start the path for the person who does.
“If you students of the Way do not awaken to this Mind substance, you will overlay Mind with conceptual thought, you will seek the Buddha outside of yourselves, and you will remain attached to forms, pious practices and so on, all of which are harmful and not at all the way to supreme knowledge.”—Huang-Po
"You Reap What You Sow" is something my father always told me. I heard him but like all other kid my age didn’t really mind it. It basically means that the things you do now that you think don’t have consequences will come back and bite you in the ass. In other words, it’s basically karma catching back up with you. So, did I learn from this? Yes. Back then I didn’t realize the possible consequences if my action but now I am. I made my bed now I got to lay in it no matter how lumpy it is.
Now I haven’t done anything truly bad like in my opinion as I state before. I not no crook or anything like that but I did turn my turn of trouble. The biggest which is more of a morality issue. To either choose to go to church on Sunday or go chill and hang out with my friends. Of course young and dumb I choose my friends. Thought I always could come back to my religion but really wasn’t seeing the consequences of that action.
Nowadays I barely hang out with those friends anymore. Barely even speak either outside of small talk. Never thought in a million years this would happen but in a way I should have seen it coming. Isn’t like we fill out or anything just everybody got they own life, problems, etc. and we don’t have time to do the shit we use to do with each other busy schedules.
Now isn’t that something. I’m going through the worse time of my life right now and my faith is at it lowest and my friends are God only knows where. It’s kind of funny how things work out in life but I brought it on myself. If I had made better life decision in my past my future could have been better. I’ve learned from the mistakes I’ve made and I try my best not to repeat them but I’m not always successful. Sometimes I go and fall for the same thing twice but that’s apart of life. Making mistakes and living with those consequences.
So with all this being said you can bet I think twice about the possible consequences of any and all of my actions before I do stuff. Even through it all though, when it comes down to it was it worth. I say 50/50. I might make some more bonehead mistakes but I will keep in mind what my dad told me long “You Reap What You Sow”.
“How much does your life weigh? Imagine for a second that you’re carrying a backpack. I want you to pack it with all the stuff that you have in your life… you start with the little things. The shelves, the drawers, the knickknacks, then you start adding larger stuff. Clothes, tabletop appliances, lamps, your TV… the backpack should be getting pretty heavy now. You go bigger. Your couch, your car, your home… I want you to stuff it all into that backpack. Now I want you to fill it with people. Start with casual acquaintances, friends of friends, folks around the office… and then you move into the people you trust with your most intimate secrets. Your brothers, your sisters, your children, your parents and finally your husband, your wife, your boyfriend, your girlfriend. You get them into that backpack, feel the weight of that bag. Make no mistake your relationships are the heaviest components in your life. All those negotiations and arguments and secrets, the compromises. The slower we move the faster we die. Make no mistake, moving is living. Some animals were meant to carry each other to live symbiotically over a lifetime. Star crossed lovers, monogamous swans. We are not swans. We are sharks.”—Ryan Bingham from Up In The Air
“Once you find your shoulders dropping and your speech gets slow and hazy, you better change your way of being before you found your brain got lazy. You can build a better future when you join the winning team. If you desire a bright tomorrow, you must build a brighter dream. Dare to let your dreams reach beyond you. Know that history holds more than it seems. We are here alive today because our ancestors dared to dream. From Africa they lay in the bilge of slave ships and stood half naked on auction blocks. From eastern-Europe they crowded in vessels overloaded with immigrants and were mis-named on Ellis island. From South America and Mexico, from Asia, they labored in sweat shops. From all over the world, they came to America, many shivering in rags, and still they dared to dream. Let us dream for today and for tomorrow. Let us dare to dream!”—Maya Angelou from Common's newest album The Dreamer/The Believer
I sometimes wonder what songs would be on the soundtrack of my life. Call me crazy but I really do. If you have no idea what I’m talking about I’m talking if my life was made into a movie. What song would they play at certain parts of my life. Whether accomplishments, downfalls, breaks up, lost of a family member, whatever. Those exact moments I ask “what song would be played?” What would be played leading up to that moment? During that moment. Even after that exact moment. It something weird for one to think about but just something that I ponder from time to time.
Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren’t as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they’re amazing. They just have to wait for the right person to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.
Now Men…. Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it’s up to women to stomp the s**t out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.
“Pleasure turns to the pain, / Of the lessons learned from the strain, / Of the questions burned in my brain, / About whether to love is humane / In its touch. / These thoughts are like salmon / Swimming upstream / In the tears of your deceit, / Fighting the current hurt / That kills more than is created / By the chaos of our intertwined emotions: / Chaotic because the anchor / Of Eros’ arrow has been plucked from the vessel / Of my undying infatuation. / Separation not as simple as the distance between us, / My mind no longer possessed / By the demons / That had been the overseers / Of my enslavement to your lies. / The seeds of these lies, / Rooted so deeply / They have cracked the foundation / Of what we once shared, / Allowing the faith in us I had sealed inside / To gush out like a river, / Ripping the image of our future together / From my thoughts / As violently and as brutally / As if it were a child being taken / From his mother’s arms. / I’m left surrounded in darkness, / But I refuse to be swallowed by it, / My loneliness like the night air. / Invisible to the eye, oblivious to the touch, / In its cold uncomfortableness. / Yet if I could do it all over again, / I’d do it in the same skin I’m in. / To lay down and let love die, / Just stay down and let love lie: / No, no, not I. / I’ll stay ‘round and let love fly, / Even though I have seen its darkest form, deceit. / Nothing else could taste this warm / Or feel this sweet.”—Uncle George from the movie ATL
Don’t ever let Life get you down. Cause once your down your going to want to stay down. I know this from personal experience. Been depressed for a while. Just gave up for most part. Was post to go to school last year and didn’t kind of because of it. Effected lots of aspect of my life. Say in a while why I feel more lost then ever. But I know that I can’t gave up. I still have dreams that I thriving for out there. That they still are possible of accomplishing. That if I just continue to believe and have Faith that everything going to be alright.
“Long before we know ourselves, our paths are already set in stone. Some may never figure out their purpose in life, and some will. There are a lot of us who are caught up in this hell we all live in, content with being blinded by rules and judgment. We live in a world where it’s more okay to follow than to lead. In this world being a leader is trouble for the system we are all accustomed to. Being a leader in this day and age is being a threat. Not many people stood up against the system we all call life, but toward the end of our first ten years into the millennium we heard a voice. A voice who was speaking to us from the underground for some time. A voice who spoke of vulnerabilities and other human emotions and issues never before heard so vividly and honest. This is the story of a young man who not only believed in himself, but his dreams too. This is the story of The Man On The Moon.”—Common from Kid Cudi's Debut Album Man on the Moon: The End of Day
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friends. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back. Don’t be afraid that life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.