The virtue of excellence
OTOH, wasn't Black culture a little more functional back in those days? A little adversity helps focus one's energy.
There's a thinking bug somewhere that says...it's better for things to be bad...especially for other groups. In real life, people only ever advocate that for other groups, but not for themselves.
Yes, I advocate lots and lots of bad stuff for other groups.Still, one often looks back fondly on a struggle. Good times breed complacency. I've often chosen a hard road. I think there is something for planning a little adversity.
RSF,As always, I'm an educator 1st. Learning doesn't happen when you're fat and happy. It happens on the edge of your comfort zone. It ALSO doesn't happen when you're truly screwed. Challenged, but not screwed is where you want to be.
TG: But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.MP: Aye. BECAUSE we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, "Money doesn't buy you happiness."EI: 'E was right. I was happier then and I had NOTHIN'. We used to live in this tiiiny old house, with greaaaaat big holes in the roof.GC: House? You were lucky to have a HOUSE!...
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