Stop majoring in minors!

โ€œ YOUโ€™RE MAJORING IN MINORS!โ€ Yelled my high school English teacher. All the d@&n time! After catching my peers and I talking about something stupid. And with me being young and dumb, it completely went over my head. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ  Back then, like most kids at that age I could care less about learning. I was only at school for band and because I feared the wrath of the one I call Mother. Trust me. She didnโ€™t play about missing school. Shout out to all of those perfect attendance awards! Now back to my English teacher. When ever she would yell her saying ; my peers and I would Crack up and repeat it like parrots. All the while, competly missing her point (at least I did.) Fast forward to adulthood and I finally get it!  I must stop focusing on things that donโ€™t matter. Let me correct that. WE MUST STOP FOCUSING ON THINGS THAT DONโ€™T MATTER! Now let me explain. (while smiling ๐Ÿ˜)

All to often I come across people arguing moot points.  They remind me of a dog chasing its tail. These are arguments with no end in sight. These are arguments that make you ask โ€œ so whatโ€™s your point?โ€ just to piss the individual off in the end. So by now youโ€™re asking yourself : what is he talking about? Lol  Iโ€™m talking about things like religion. I see people devoting endless time into bashing ones faith. They are experts at telling you why your faith is wrong. And they got the meme game on smash. Donโ€™t get me wrong, Iโ€™m religious. However, I donโ€™t see the point in debating my faith. It’s just that : MY FAITH! And In my Bobby Brown voice: It’s my prerogative! Besides, why can’t you promote your faith without bashing mines? ๐Ÿค” Good question right?So please don’t spend endless Facebook comments arguing religion. Itโ€™s one of the oldest arguments on earth. Trust me. You havenโ€™t figured it out. You do you, and Iโ€™ll do me. 

The next thing is this whole illuminati crap. Whether itโ€™s real or not ask yourself : how does this help me? Look; who cares wether or not Jay Z and  Beyonce sold their souls for fame and gave birth to blue ivy therefore making her the Golden child that has to be rescued by a doo rag wearing Eddie Murphy in order to save the world. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I mean really. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ How does that affect you in your current situation? Is it making YOU money? ๐Ÿค” probably not. I bet the people selling books on that crap are making a killing.  I mean really guys: why are we putting so much time into this endless distraction?  All to often, if come across people debating that stuff and claiming to “know the secrets” of that crap; but they can’t tell you the difference between a S Corp, C Corp, and a LLC. How about we master accounts receivable and accounts payable? Small Business For Dummies would take you a long way. You should see my copy. Awesome book!  #thinkaboutit 

How about government weather conspiracies? How about government conspiracies period? I mean really. Rain, sleet or snow. Them bills better get paid or that  a@@ gone be sleeping on the flo. (Iโ€™m not  dolomite. I canโ€™t rhyme) ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ. What can you do about it? Does pondering about that, grow your bank account? Does it pay the bills? Is it teaching you how to run a business? The last time I checked, conspiracy guys didnโ€™t top the Forbes list. Business men did. Instead of  investigating the latest government conspiracy theories, try investigating your bank account and why more money goes out than in. Seriously. Find a way to put more money in it. Small business…. Hint Hint ๐Ÿ˜‰ A little research and some deep thought can take you far in life. 

I can go on and on with this, but youโ€™re pretty intelligent. How do I know that? Itโ€™s simple…. Youโ€™re reading this blog! Duh! ๐Ÿ˜‚ This is what I want you to walk away with: You have more important things in life to focus on. Spend your time focusing on ways to better Yourself and those around you. Seriously. When you come across something that sticks out to you, ask yourself how does it help you. We live in a country with  endless opportunities. Cash is king around here. Just ask your president. Focus on your check. Focus on your life. Stop majoring in minors!

Why I smile and why you should too….

So I like taking pictures. It’s not because I’m just so into myself. I like having the memories to look back on. If you’ve ever seen my pictures, you’ll notice that I’m always smiling. And because of that, I’m often complimented on my smile. Some even compliment my teeth. I bet you didn’t even notice my chipped front tooth. Shout out to my dentist. He fixed that guy without having to use a cap. Thank God! OK back to my point. I smile so much so that when I don’t smile, people think something is wrong. Because of that I make it a point to smile every chance I get. Smiles are universally accepted everywhere. There are benefits to smiling. The main one is the fact that it simply makes you feel better. Don’t believe me? Try this: Next time you see someone upset or feeling down; convince them to smile. Even if it’s a fake smile, you’ll notice a change in their mood. It’s something about the positive energy that comes with a smile. A smile has the ability to break down barriers. Smiles are hypnotic. Smiles are soothing. Whenever I have to ask someone for something, I do my best to ask with a smile. Itโ€™s hard to say no or to be mean to someone asking with a smile. Next time you’ve got a crazy request for your significant other; ask with a smile. I’m not talking about a simple smile. I’m talking about a big cheesy smile. One that sends a message. Lol  One that says ” please don’t say no.” And watch the results you get. Trust me. It work. ๐Ÿ˜ Here’s another benefit to always smiling. People take you serious when you don’t. When ever it’s time to get a serious point across, I stop smiling.  And believe me, I get my point across. Now here’s one of my Personal best reasons for smiling: simply put, it brings JOY! A smile reminds you of the fact that trouble don’t last. No matter what’s going on in your life, Smile!  Be the one who shows the world that inspite of it all, I can still SMILE! And that’s why I smile and so can you! Now key in the  Kirk Franklin  I Smile song….    And SAY CHEESE! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

The benefits of reading and why I do so much of it……

So if you know me,you know that I’m a big reader. I Feel that reading is an essential part of life. However,just reading any old thing simply won’t do. I look at reading the same way I look at food. Pizza is awesome. Please fry my fried chicken( sounds crazy right? But I want it  fried and nothing else!) And yes, extra cheese on those nachos! Middle finger to the documentary  What The Health ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ. By now you see where I’m going with this.  As with food ; you’ve got books that you want to read vs need to read. Books dealing with Fantasy and adventure. Sex, crime, mystery, etc….  And books dealing with serious topics. I’m not completely knocking fiction books. They have their place in the world. However, just like  a diet of all fast foods is a terrible idea, the same goes for fiction books. You become what you consume. Don’t believe me? Just watch fox news for about a month and you’ll   find yourself believing all Arabs are terrorist despite the fact that  the majority of  all  attacks in this country come from white Christian males.      You’ll believe poor immigrants seeking a better life here are the blame for your low wages at work despite the fact of the majority coming to work on farms, and  take other jobs that everyday Americans simply don’t want. And that building a wall would stop them. I got news for you; they  use tunnels too. You’ll even find yourself Believing that blacks commit all of the crime in the county despite statistics showing otherwise. Keep watching fox news and you might even find yourself wearing a “Blacks for Trump” shirt. Shout out to Mary Mary. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ.   Get my point?   Some of the most boring subjects in college , pay the most money once you graduate. Let’s be honest. I’d rather take up art over neurological surgery. However, if I have the smarts to do it, I’d be a wise man and select neurological surgery. It simply pays better. My point is this : even though books dealing with serious topics tend to be boring, they help you in the long run. Your mind needs them like your body needs fresh fruits a vegetables. Some of my favorite books are terribly boring. Trust me, I know. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ  In the end they benefited me the most.  I’ve gained so much from them. Believe it or not, there  was a time when I would read “urban novels” in one sitting. After so many, I realized that they were all the same.   Basically : My daddy was the kingpin until he died. Now I’m the queenpin and my boyfriend cheated on me with the same man (that’s right  I said man)that I cheated on him with. Now I’m out for revenge. Insert #Urbanbookpart34 ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ  complete trash right? It was like only watching cartoons my whole life. I was  clueless to the real world as i read that garbage. Needless to say, I switched it up. My mind hasn’t been the same since.  Don’t believe me? Ask  about 2009 CJ vs 2017. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ That guy used to say and do some stupid stuff. Thank you Facebook memories. #deletedeletedelete.  If I can, I’d like to encourage you to pick up a book with A serious topic. I’d recommend you start with The Mis-education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson. It’ll make you think and hopefully Jumpstart your path to better reading. You might even become “woke” ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธโœŠ๐Ÿฟ I’ll rant about that later. Lol That’s all for now. Oan: What the health is pretty interesting. I recommend you watch it. 

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Why I decided to blog….

So here I am sitting here writing my first blog post ever. Most would ask why. To be honest ; I really don’t know why. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜‚ I guess you can say that I wanted a place to share my thoughts and opinions on life, with the general public. I’ll use this space as a place to: educate, learn, vent, humor, or simply run my mouth. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ Here is where you can get an inside view of  my thought process. (Warning lol) If you’re my friend on Facebook(if not you should be), I’m sure you’ve seen me post my view on various subjects. In my opinion, Facebook isn’t the place for extremely long status updates. I’m just saying….  So I’m here blogging.  Now, if you don’t know me personally, I’m just a regular guy who’s been on a long journey in life. I’ll save that story for another blog post. I’m not here to offend anyone. It’s simply just my thoughts. With that being said: please don’t get mad. I’m not going to debate you over the internet. However, I would definitely do it in person. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ  I don’t plan on updating my blog on a set schedule. When ever my thoughts flow, I’ll update. Please, by all means Feel free to subscribe and share my blog. I would really appreciate that.  I guess I’ve said enough for now. Trust me I’ve got a lot to say. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I appreciate your support and I hope you stick around.   โœŒ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ.   Side note: I’m sure you’re asking why are my emojis so dark when I’m not that dark. ๐Ÿค” that’s A good question. My reply : you didn’t question them when I had to use the white guy for all those years. Black emojis matter(too)! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ OK OK see you all later!