Tonight I went to the House of Blues for a dinner.
As I was getting my car frm valet, the “club” part was packed full of 23, 24-32+ (probably a few foolish 40 yr olds in there as well) standing out in line outside waiting to get in.
they were drunk, belligerent, acting foolish, all just ready to have a drunk & hot night.
I got home, one of my nephews was still up. I lay beside his bed & he said: “Auntie Aida, did you have fun tonight?”
And as corny as it sounds, I reflected back and realized that none of tonight was “fun”. Whats “fun” to me isn’t drunk & stupid nights I cant remember. Nor seeking attention from broke ass men/women/people at the club, or even “letting lose”. None of that dumb shit matters.
Because after you wake up from all your “drunken/crazy filled ‘fun’”, you have to deal with reality. And the reality is: none of that stuff is important. Whats important is feeling fulfilled & those memories you CAN recall.
Call me old or corny, but Im definitely beyond it. Dont get me wrong, Im not ‘anti-fun’, but I’m just no longer entertained by the stuff that was entertaining when I was 18 & 19.
Life moves with or without you. I refuse to wake up, be 35 & have nothing useful and meaningful besides a bunch of foolish memories of the “good ol’ days”.
……damn, I couldve saved all my energy & watched Willy Wonka with my nephews.
The reason why I posted the article was because I thought it was courageous of the principle to responded back on the behalf of his students. I honestly didn’t expect his name to be at the end of the page with I was reading it. I remember this when we Robert brought it up at the e-board meeting…I just think its a little ironic that its just now hitting the media.
Me toooo. I totally agree with his response and the rule and I respect him for addressing the student body/staff/faculty. I definitely think it is ironic that after a year and a half, it is just hitting the media. A friend of mine (one we met during R2C) transferred there & he says that its actually been a big deal on campus. I wish our fellow HBCU the best! =)
How come as a Muslim woman, when I wear my Hijab, people consider me “oppressed”, but when Nuns wear their Habit, they’re considered “religiously devoted” and seen in a positive light?
I understand that my religion isn’t necessarily accepted here in the Western world, but OPPRESSED???? (sigh) Really?
To question my faith is absolutely disrespectful. But one of the many things I love about my religion is that we are encouraged to educate and accept people for who they are despite what they may say or do towards us.
My only request is for you to educate yourself. EDUCATE YOURSELF, please.