Charles Jackson

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT UNDERSTANDING THE DEFINITION OF BEING A MAN, by CHARLES JACKSON

-AKA-KAREEM-AKA-BIG MOOK…
IVE LEARNED THAT TO BE A MAN FIRST ONE MUST UNDERSTAND WHAT A MAN IS OR ONE MUST UNDERSTAND HOW TO BE A MAN.I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ONE OF THE DARKEST CORNERS IN AMERICA, THE HOOD OR THE GHETTO AS SOME MAY CALL IT ,THE SONIA QUARTERS,IN A SMALL CITY KNOWN AS ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA.ALL MY LIFE I WAS SURROUNDED BY CRIME AND UNSTABLENESS AND MY CONCEPT OF BEING A MAN WAS WHAT I WAS RAISED AROUND,DOING WRONG.ALL THE YEARS OF HARDSHIP I ENDURED DUE TO MY MISEDUCATION ABOUT HOW TO BE A MAN TOOK ME ON JOURNEY OF UPS AND DOWNS,SMILES AND FROWNS.NOW I HAVE TO KEEP IT PLATINUM MY GRANDPARENTS TRIED TO RAISE ME RIGHT AND THEY ALSO DESIRED THE BEST FOR ME OUT OF GENUINE LOVE.TO THIS VERY DAY,EVEN THOUGH THEY’RE NO LONGER HERE I UNDERSTAND,ILOVE,I RESPECT THEM FOR ALL THAT THEY DID TO ENSURE THAT I BE RAISED RIGHT.IT WAS DO TO INFLUENCES AND MY ENVIRONMENT AND MY BAD DECISIONS AND CHOICES THAT I CAME TO SO MANY STUMBLING BLOCKS IN LIFE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT RIGHT FROM WRONG……NOW IM FINALLY AT A POINT IN LIFE WHERE I UNDERSTAND MY PURPOSE IN LIFE AS A MAN.IVE LEARNED THAT MAN IS MIND,MIND IS POWER AND POWER IS INFINITE, ITS BOUNDLESS.I BELIEVE THAT GETTING CLOSER TO ALLAH(GOD) IS BEING A MAN.DOING THE RIGHT THING AND TAKING CARE OF FAMILY IS BEING A MAN.STAYING AWAY FROM THE WRONG THINGS THAT CAN HINDER THE GROWTH OF BECOMING A MAN.MAN IS NOT BEING A GANGSTER OR FIGHTING OR KILLING OR SELLING DRUGS OR GETTING THE MOST WOMEN .THATS NOT THE TRUE DEFINITION OF A MAN.STRIVING FOR SOMETHING BETTER AND STRIVING TO HELP PEOPLE BE BETTER IS THE DEFINITION OF A MAN.WE FIRST HAVE TO LOVE GOD THEN LOVE OURSELVES BCUZ GOD MADE US,THEN STRIVE TO HELP PEOPLE IN YOUR REACH LOVE THEIRSELVES.THIS IS HOW GOD DESIGNED THINGS,IN ORDER.THIS ISHOW WE BECOME DEVELOPED MEN,BY STAYING IN ORDER WITH THE ONENESS OF ALLAH(GOD).WE HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO BE IN ORDER WITH OURSELVES, OUR WIVES,OUR CHILDREN,OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY AS WELL.IM A LIVING WITNESS TO THE POWER OF ALLAH AND HOW STRIVING IN HIS WAY WILL HELP YOU TO BECOME DEVELOPED.DEVELOPMENT IS NEVERENDING BECAUSE ONCE YOU EXPAND YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO DO SO.ONCE YOU BECOME DEVELOPED, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE DEVELOPING.ONCE YOU ELEVATE, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO ELEVATE.WE SHOULD NOT GO BACK TO THE DARKNESS THAT WE STRIVE EVERYDAY TO GET AWAY FROM.IT MAKES NO SENSE TO GET CLEANED,JUST TO GO MUD DIVING.BUT TO GO AND GET THE ONES WHO WANT TO BE CLEAN,BUT THEY’RE STUCK IN THE MUD AND YOU CAN HELP THEM,MAKES ALL THE SENSE IN THE WORLD.AS LONG AS THEY’RE TRYING TO GET OUT AND NOT TRYING TO PULL YOU DOWN WHERE YOU CANT GET OUT,THEN ITS COOL.THIS IS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS UNDERSTANDING. WE HAVE TO SEEK THE PROPER KNOWLEDGE, PROPER GUIDANCE SO THAT WE CAN SEE WHERE WE ARE GOING.LIFE IS FULL OF TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS BUT THIS IS PART OF GROWING AND DEVELOPING.WE WILL NEVER KNOW HOW TO GET BETTER IF WE NEVER HAVE PROBLEMS.SO BEING A MAN IS USING YOUR MIND TO RISE ABOVE THE BS AND TO TEACH BY OUR VOICE ,ACTIONS AND OUR MINDS AND HEARTS.ASALAMU ALAIKUM…..

CHARLES JACKSON
DOC #443250

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