Have you ever stopped and thought about those persons who don't get a break? Their cycle of life never changes. Almost like they are stuck in the complexities of our Nation.. . Poverty, homelessness, overwhelming financial debt, etc. Those fellow citizens of ours whose lives are the X factor; the lowest points we fear becoming, live this reality daily. We don't want to believe it, but There is no break!
Look at the life of a young child growing up in poverty, in poor communities filled with crime, gang violence and poor sewage causing water concerns much like Flint, battling with sexuality, prejudices and racism in American. Looking at CNN and politicians who make decisions for you, but don't look like you. We still have many areas in America that need to be more diverse and inclusive. We get so caught up in the cycle, even as working, middle class Americans, and don't take a break to free ourselves . . . to simply enjoy life.
In order to break the cycle of oppression in America, we collectively must address the roles that women, those defined by sexual orientation, those whose religious beliefs aren't the same as main stream America, play in ALL areas and parts of this country. We can't pick and choose the issues nor can we continue to pick and choose who succeeds in this country based on their color, religion, sexuality or any other sub group. Diversity can't change our outlook if our interior is the same. It's time for the playing fields to be leveled.
If we're going to break the cycle, we have to address the issues. Start here:
- Assess how much time you spend with family and loved ones
- Do you frequently take breaks or get away
- How much do you invest (financially, physically, and spiritually) in yourself, your family and loved ones?
- What is keeping you from moving into your next level of greater?
- What are your fear factors?