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Discussing and dissecting an issue ad nauseam is pointless action.

Attempting to force reality in line with your fairy tale is pointless action.

Taking your baggage to a different doorstep is pointless action.

Pointless action simply prolongs the inevitable FAILURE.

And while some are happy over there in descent to failure limbo,

The best of us take a hard look in the mirror and make the necessary changes to create the life we desire.

Who are you?

Best decide.

You don’t have forever.

Providers and protectors are scarce in a dearth of genuinely feminine women.

In fact, they abandon ship pretty quickly.

Genuine masculinity does not thrive in the absence of genuine femininity.

Why would it?

Don’t expect it.

There is nothing to complain about.

GMO n (genetically modified organism) an organism whose genetic material has been altered to include DNA molecules from other sources. This DNA is then transferred into an organism, giving it modified genes. Also known as GM or GE.

Transgenic organisms are a subset of GMOs. These are organisms inserted with DNA from different species.

Includes animals, food crops, and other foodstuffs.

Currently, the US does not require that these items be labeled.

Organic adj of, relating to, or derived from living matter; food certification includes standards which include:

  • no use of fertilizer, pesticides, antibiotics, food additives, GMOs, irradiation, or the use of solid or semisolid organic material obtained from treated wastewater, often used as a fertilizer or soil amendment;
  • production on land that has been free from prohibited synthetic chemicals for a number of years;
  • detailed written production and sales records;
  • strict physical separation of organic products from non-certified products;
  • periodic on-site inspections.

In the US,

products made entirely with certified organic ingredients and methods can be labeled “100% organic”;

products with at least 95% organic ingredients can use the word “organic”;

products containing a minimum of 70% organic ingredients, can be labeled “made with organic ingredients”.

These regulations can and are stretched in varying circumstances.

Health and intellect are the two blessings of life. – Menander

Feminine woman, this is your lane.

Pay attention. Protect your health and that of your family.

The greatest wealth is health. – Virgil

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  – World Health Organization, 1948

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.  – Elbert Hubbard

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments – there are consequences. – Robert G. Ingersoll

Baggage is ineffective at home.

Ignorance, infallibility, insecurity and their ilk are known losers.

Baggage does not travel well.

Taken into the realm of the unfamiliar, to the world stage . . . EPIC FAILURE.

Natural consequence.

To be expected.

Reality.

There are but two choices:

  1. Keep the baggage –> remain loyal to the familiar or take it on the road and become a spectacle for all the world to see.
  2. Lose the baggage –> exercise the freedom to venture out, experience the world and enjoy all of its bounty.

John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

but
if it doesn’t set well,
declare it
negativity,
dismiss it,
and add it to your
colossal tower of baggage . . .
which has been rendered invisible

Do not confuse baggage with luggage.

Luggage travels well.

Baggage does not.

Never choose to reproduce any man who will simply take care of children. Choose one who will parent . . .  best to choose one who has been parented. – Auntie Vanessa

to provide financial support = to provide financial support

to provide food, clothing, and shelter = to provide food, clothing, and shelter

to provide financial support OR to provide food, clothing, and shelter = (apparently) to take care of

to pay child support solely OR to provide food, clothing, and shelter solely ≠ parenting

to care = love, nurturing, emotional support, physical presence, quality time, shared memories

to raise (or to rear) = to lead by example; to impart knowledge, wisdom; to instill morals, sound values; to discipline in effort to move to a higher position; to lift up; to elevate

to provide financial support, to provide food, clothing and shelter, to care, and to raise = parenting

Age is a given. Maturity is not.

Barring death, a child will grow into adulthood. That is the nature of this planet.

A child, however, will not grow into a high quality man or woman without care and rearing.

a bill of goods?

definition: an attempt to persuade someone to accept something untrue or undesirable; lie; deception; misrepresentation; deceit.

Do you believe any of the following?

Poor choices, outright mistakes or failures, regardless of outcome, are to be excused, never admitted to, or used to serve as a warning to others including “loved” ones.

Mistakes, failure, or lack are badges of honor to be worn in public with pride.

Those of demonstrated lack of character are entitled to relationship with or the benefits of those of demonstrated character.

Perfect worlds, fairy tales, have-not subculture, or counterculture is culture and must be subscribed to when not to your benefit.

Level of expectation (over inflated, unrealistic, or low) does not determine the outcome.

If you’ve answered yes to any of these, you have been sold a bill of goods.

Take heart.

Those who are less than will stay the course.

Those who are more will make a course correction.

Happy trails


For Victims, the focus is always on what they don’t want: the problems that seem constantly to multiply in their lives. They don’t want the person, condition, or circumstance they consider their Persecutor, and they don’t want the fear that leads to fight, flee or freeze reactions, either.

Creators, on the other hand, place their focus on what they do want. Doing this, Creators still face and solve problems in the course of creating outcomes they want, but their focus remains fixed on their ultimate vision. – David Emerald

This world is a big and beautiful place.

If you are going to paint yourself into a corner, make sure that it is to your benefit.

Otherwise, you are setting yourself up as a victim and limiting your access to the bounty.

I argue that white Americans should be called European-Americans if I have to subject myself to being called African-American. I prefer just American, but Black will do in the interim. I find African-American to be offensive because I have no ties to Africa. I live and breathe America. African-American implies that I immigrated from Africa to America.

I’ve investigated and most white people that I know have much closer relations to Europe than I do to Africa (which makes me more American, no?). A grandfather from Italy, a great-uncle from Germany. For my family ties to be traced back to Africa, you would literally have to go back more than 10 generations. I actually have closer ties to Ireland than Africa. – Christiana B

Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim. – Richard Bach

Accept reality. It is no one else’s responsibility to rescue you. And no one is going to do it.

Take responsibility for yourself and your children. Pointing, blaming, and hating others does not change your situation. Besides, what you think upon grows.

Don’t discriminate. People are people. Seek a like-mind, knowledge, and truth in whomever you find them.

Do for self and

Do it now.

Your life is what you make it.