Mental Enslavement

Why do people feel that intimidation is always the best way to motivate someone? It doesn’t for me; for many it drops them out of the race for success. Embarrassment is something that kept me down for many years. When I was very young in school my teacher did something to me that stood with me for 23 years. I remember the classroom full of kids just laughing as I stood there looking like a fool. While growing up I would be afraid to participate in school and by the time I was in the 3rd grade I was full of anger and despair. I would graduate in the 8th year, but will not continue, thinking school wasn’t for me, because I was supposed to be dumb. Living in a neighborhood  full of drugs and violence lead me to believe that I was following the right path. Street gangs would become my family hanging out till late hours of the night sometimes a few days. I sometimes felt as I was in a country gated by a world that would only teach me hate and ignorance and false hope. My parents to me were always wrong for the corner hood was always right. I would put up a fight to defend a turf that I didn’t own a rebel without a cause. I would escape several times but would wind up back in the jail of mental enslavement. “How blind one could be when trying to find an escape hatch in the ghetto” The real escape   was not the neighborhood; it was the mind that needed to be free! And by the age of 30 it was. The true meaning of freedom is the mind; when you are in tuned with the truth you are free from slavery.

Have a nice day :0)

Tyrone Garcia

My book “Soap that doesn’t clean “ will be out soon.

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