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Lame to the Game

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Alright, in this post I’m going to share with you a story from my past that involves a guy that went against the game and got burnt, badly. This story consists of a man that was a roommate of mine for a few months. This story stems from when I was in the military. At my second base, I started out living on base. After I had reached my three-year mark, I was allowed to move off base. Due to this, a guy that I was friends with—and whom I conversed with about my moving off base—suggested that we be roommates. Considering that we were friends, I decided that this was not a bad idea; it would give both of us a chance to stack our money up, even more. Now, when we went to the rental office to sign our name on the lease, this guy had his girlfriend with him. He had just started dating this female shortly before I was to move off base, so I did not think anything of this. Now, when it came time to sign the lease me and him put our names on the paper. He immediately moved into the apartment wh…

Emotional Maturity or One’s Psychological Age

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(I took a lot of liberties in fine-tuning this post because the original poster speaks English as a second language, so he had several grammatical issues. However, I kept the core post. -Derrick Mills)


In most countries, one is an adult as soon as one has reached the age of 18. Right? As far as it is about the legal age of being considered adult, which means to be entirely responsible and of legal capacity that’s true. However, on the other side, we all know that there are people whose conduct of behavior when they are 20, 30, 50 or even older, has not reached the state of someone that age, as one would reasonably expect. So, we see when we talk about “maturity” we are dealing with different aspects which must be distinguished very clearly.

Different sorts of maturity

There are three different sorts of maturity in human beings, which are usually reached at various times during our development:

1. Physical maturity
2. Mental maturity
3. Emotional/psychological maturity
Physical maturity is ge…

Obedience is a vice, not a virtue!

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(I took a lot of liberties in fine-tuning this post because the original poster speaks English as a second language, so he had several grammatical issues. However, I kept the core post. -Derrick Mills)


Although we live in a so-called “free society” most of us feel that there is something wrong with this view. Freedom is a highly cherished wish, but only a minority can also feel it in the reality of their life, at least to the degree they wish for. Obedience is an issue which strongly influences this feeling. Officially most people deny obedience in our times and believe to be free individuals, but when we take a closer look, we see very clearly that this is not the case at all. Authority nowadays is hidden and anonymous, and therefore it is tough even to detect it and to do something against it. However, even more, there is still a considerable amount of people who have an authoritarian character structure which forced them to accept obedience but also to adamantly demand it from other…

Individual Success, Team Success, and the Black Community

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We've individualized success. Listen, nobody is a success who hasn't brought his/her community along with them.
The notion of individual success is confused. It was Michael Jordan in the 80s when the Bulls kept losing.
I actually think that basketball is a great analogy. You look at the players with the most rings, and it's the players of a particular era of the league, in a particular moment in history, and they weren't even the best players on their team. Sure. There is Bill Russell, but John Havlicek is also high on that list; Wilt Chamberlain isn't even on it.
The point is that success and failure are only partially about you. Moreover, individual success amid mass failure is only partial success. I guess the fear is that if you tell people this, they won't try. However, the greater fear is that if you don't tell people this, they end up blaming themselves for not being a Celtic in the 60s.
LeBron James, as great as he is, will never be a Tom Heinsohn. Beca…

Starter Bitches

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Alright, this post is for cats getting into the game. I'm going to talk about choosing starter bitches. Some cats choose any starter bitch, to begin with. Now, I understand that she's a starter bitch. However, even starter bitches have to have some prerequisites. For starters, she has to be attractive. This is a prerequisite. When you get an authentic broad, you're likely not going to deal with a mud-duck. So, why practice your game on a hideous broad? This retards your game.
Furthermore, it gets you accustomed to dealing with less. You can't become the prize if you deal with trash. However, for new cats entering the game, don't expect the best of the best, yet. So, you have to start somewhere. Therefore, your starter broad won't be perfect, but she does have to be beautiful. She can have some baggage, though. So, she can have one or two kids. She can have some past psychological trauma. None of that really matters because you're only using her to practice y…

The Cause of the United States Military Might

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As we all know, the United States invests a significant portion of everyone's income into its military. However, this isn't the sole reason why the US is a military powerhouse. To understand why the US is a military Powerhouse one has merely to look at its name,  “United States.” This means that it consists of several states that are united. This is where the US differs from most other countries. Many continents are filled with many countries. North America is primarily filled with four countries. (It also has Central America which consists of smaller countries.) However, Greenland, Canada, Mexico, and the United States are the major countries that make-up
North America. South America doesn't have too many countries either. However, the United States is unique. The states--which are about the size of many Eastern-Continents' countries--are united. So, the primary benefit that the United States has is unification and codification. If a country chooses to go to war with …

Time is Money

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Many aspiring entrepreneurs haven’t quite grasped this concept yet because they’re new to the whole idea of controlling their time. So, they undervalue it and allow others to underestimate it. Being an entrepreneur has many advantages, but it also has disadvantages. An advantage is that you’re able to take care of many errands during the day. However, the downside is that you have to remember to save time for making money and looking for other ways to make money. Entrepreneurs have to be innovators to stay ahead of the curve. So, we must always think outside of the box. For people that’ve worked 9 to 5’s, and have observed the many shortcomings of their employers, this is your chance to apply the correct methods to achieve your goals.
Entrepreneurial Essentials
1)    No one can be an island unto himself/herself. So, one is going to have to form business connections. So, there’ll be some giving and some taking. Just make sure the relationship is mutually beneficial.
2)    Learn how to neg…

Opinions must be weighted, not counted

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(I took a lot of liberties in fine-tuning this post because the original poster speaks English as a second language, so he had several grammatical issues. However, I kept the core post. -Derrick Mills)

(This week I want to begin with a few thoughts about opinions. I just put some ideas onto the table for discussion. The lack of systematization, therefore, is not a mistake but intended. -Oliver Maerk)



Our world is full of opinions. Opinions rule our lives much more than facts, even worse facts are very often neglected completely, twisted or put into shape so that they fit our worldview. In some cases, this can go so far that people lose the ability to distinguish between what is fact and what is mere opinion. This is not only true for naive people but particularly something which can be observed with intelligent contemporaries also. Even the so-called quality media and sciences are not exempted from this mental detriment. Orientation by opinion instead of by facts has become a real epide…

Roll-Overs

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Everyone should pay close attention to what I’m about to say. This is considered a complexed maneuver in the financial industry—although it’s quite simple as long as you deal with experts. This is called a roll-over.
To start, many people, nowadays, will work for 4-5 different employers throughout their working career. Moreover, it’s a good idea to invest in a 401K. 401Ks are employer-provided tax-deferred retirement accounts in which the employer usually matches the employee’s paycheck contributions to a stated percentage each pay period.
Now, I’m currently doing a roll-over myself. When you leave a job and want to keep directly managing your 401K, and don’t want to leave it under the financial management of your former company’s financial institution, then you want to do a roll-over. Company-provided retirement plans can be seamlessly rolled-over into tax-deferred plans. 

Update

My rollover with through without a hitch. -Derrick Mills, 07/22/2018

1) Roth IRAs are tax-advantaged plans. So…

Resume Reviews

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What's up fellow macks!  
I've been getting a crazy amount of love for this post that teaches you how to skip the bullshit and get the DAMN job. (Shout out to everyone who hit me via private message asking questions.) This led to me dropping the full-length book on Amazon.
Being able to help other cats get on their feet has been an enormous blessing for me. The book covers everything that the original post did--just in greater detail. It has a clear, concise step-by-step plan of action you can follow. I wanted to do more and, LITERALLY, show cats how using those same techniques I've used and talk about in the book could work for them too. 
So, what did I do? I went to several forums and offered free reviews and modifications to people's resumes. Since United Players of America is the greatest of all-time, I wanted to make sure I made the same offer here. The only things I ask for in return are:

1.) That you let me and the forum know what happened when you use the resume—pa…

Why Calling Black Men "Hyper-masculine" Can Actually Be Taken As A Compliment

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Black men are usually targeted by White Supremacist and their ass-kissing minions for every little thing.  One thing that sticks out to me is when some of these White Supremacists and their ass-kissing army say that Black men suffer from "hyper-masculinity.”  If you want to know what the term "hyper-masculinity" means, here's an excerpt, I took from definitions.net
Hyper-masculinity is a psychological term for the exaggeration of stereotypical male behavior, such as an emphasis on physical strength, aggression, and sexuality. This term can be pejorative, though it is also used when examining the behavior dispassionately. One of the first studies of hyper-masculinity was conducted by Donald L. Mosher and Mark Sirkin in 1984. Mosher and Sirkin have operationally defined hyper-masculinity or the "macho personality" as consisting of the following three variables: a "callous sexual attitudes toward women," b "the belief that violence is manly,&quo…

Never Ask for Things that you should be Given, Command Them

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This post goes out to all of the Aboriginal people in the diaspora. Many of us have a terrible knack for asking for things that should be given to us. I don't know when, but a long time ago, I broke that cycle.  For the longest, I haven't asked for things that should be given to me. I merely talk as if these things are already a given. Now, I'm going to give an example of a business negotiation that resulted in my company changing its compensation policy--at least for me. My company has a policy regarding its life insurance policies. It compensates the insurance agents via production-credits. The insurance agents get the production-credits--while the financial specialist receives the compensation. It doesn't matter if the insurance agent is licensed in life insurance as well. Now, how many aborigine people would take this policy as is? However, my personal constitution doesn't allow me to let people screw me out of money. So, whenever I'm presented a fishy deal…

WNBA: Wage Gap Problem

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Currently, a hot issue is the wage gap in the WNBA. These women have a right to be upset due to how low their wages are--compared to their male counterparts. However, their grievance shouldn't be with their male colleagues. Furthermore, they shouldn't look for the men to stand in solidarity with them. How often do we see women stand in solidarity with men--in regards to men's issues?
Furthermore, the men of the NBA aren’t the ones that write their checks. That's the main reason why their grievance shouldn't be with the NBA players. Their issue should be with the WNBA owners that are underpaying them. However, taking to social media to voice their grievances isn't going to solve their wage gap concerns. This country was founded on slavery.
Furthermore, throughout this country's existence, it has been plagued with having to combat labor unions. So, it's fair to say that this country doesn't believe in honest pay for an honest day's work. Unless ther…

Your Mission in Life

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L.A.R Movement discusses this in his video.



Previously, I shared a video from one of my favorite series in which a character said the same thing.



By the way, if you want to see more of L.A.R Movement’s videos, check his YouTube channel

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