Since when is the struggle the new trend? You know those people, the ones who glamorize the hustle, their social media posts consist of taglines from the latest Hip Hop/Rap song title or lyrics, not even comprehending the meaning behind them. Why is a hustler the thing to be? By all means work hard for what you want out of life. I’m not talking about the ones working multiple jobs and pyramid schemes to provide for themselves and their children. I’m calling attention to those who come from a good household. Those two parent home children, those whose parents graduated from high school and went on to college. I’m calling out those suburban thugs. Puts me in the mind frame of the movie Malibu’s Most Wanted.
Understand that the hustle was created by those who lived in the hood, and needed to make it out, so they turned to a way of life that was not necessarily positive, but brought them to a financial point that allows them to escape the struggling way of life. The idea is that you work hard enough for a while so that you don’t have to work as hard later. So why is it that you were raised in the suburbs in a house with more than 3 bedrooms, attended private school, and some college, and in your adult life decided to struggle. Your life was set up for you, planned out so that you can be successful. Your parents planned ahead for your future, tailoring their lives so that you can “make it”, yet you ruined it all before the age of 21.
The biggest problem is you see nothing wrong with the path you are on. You’ve surrounded yourself with people who are struggling and you’ve identified yourself with their issues. You admire them to the point in which you want to be like them. The problem is this is not who you are meant to be.
I’m not degrading those who are living in this situation and working hard to make ends meet as best they know how. I’m not discussing those who have been dealt a crappy hand at life. This is for those who have learned everything about style and life from the media, from your style of dress to your ghetto girl gum chew. Those who have no sense of self. The struggle you live is self inflicted. Your life decisions you make bring you down so far to the point where when you make it out you feel stronger. Being stronger is being different. Having strength to fight the trendy current, swimming against it all.
Be a trend setter rather than trend searcher.
Just a lil of the TRUTH…