Yo yo yo, what’s good?! Niro here, it’s been a minute I know forgive my laxity. The gears in my head are continuously toiling (not without its consequences btw) so sometimes it’s hard picking something I think I should dabble in but I chose this one in particular because it accessorizes all my good and bad habits all into one big bowl of spaghetti if you will (yum). So today, I wanna bring up something easily relateable, we’ve all been here and struggled with it. It’s not for today’s kids nor is it for the kids of old, it’s for everyone in every age bracket or gender, political, religious, or even geographical preference, it applies to everyone; it’s the “Path”.
Now the most certain thing in life is that you die at some point, one might even argue that the point of life is death, another certainty is that it’s uncertain. So waking up and not knowing what you wanna do for the rest of your life is actually pretty fucking normal, in fact it’s expected of you, see that perfect looking nigga with the well tailored life driving that sweet C63 Sports AMG with the chrome rims? Yeah I saw it too while I was hopping buses on Friday…I don’t wanna drive it, I wanna own it too, but he had his own struggles to over come right? He didn’t just wake up in a new Bugatti don’t let future use your head to plant Coco yam. Now for all of us in this boat, I need you to desperately understand and remember why it’s called the struggle…because nothing good comes easy fam, whether it’s that Superfly slay mama on insta, or those Kenneth Cole autograph shoes, that Armani suit or the rolex he never actually uses to check the time, all of these things have one thing in common they put in work! If they stole it which is wrong I know but bear with me, again if it was stolen do you think stealing is easy? Or you say he’s a G boy oya how’s that an excuse? Were you there awake with him the nights he had to get his hustle game on? Or it’s my papa dash me? Do you know how much ass kissing or even school work must have gone into receiving it? I’m not saying don’t have people to look up to or even admire but as you’re admiring the results of hard work admire the work as well, cause alot of us don’t bother to look behind the scenes or inquire as to how you can take the solutions of their personal struggles and make it your own or you think you’re the first one to go through a rough patch? Don’t misunderstand yeah, I’m not trying to sound like a parent or nothing because trust me I’ve been where you might be, alot of us have but we can’t just sit back and do nothing and wake up in a new Bugatti, fam you’d sooner wake in a situation where you wish you had a bit of shade to cover you from the rain. The only sure fire way to get out of something or somewhere you don’t wanna be is to actually make continued attempts to break out…yes I know knowing what you need to do is the easy part and how to go about it is the more complex issue I agree but that shouldn’t deter you, and I’ll tell you why I think this. Life will kick your ass so many times up and down the block you’d feel like a fucking punching bag, like you were made to be chewed and spit up for the hell of it right but that’s not all there is to it because it’s bound to happen sooner or later, more than once too just remember that it’s not all that’s gonna happen in your entire life keep the faith in yourself and your abilities, exercise your potential; i mean it’s called potential because you actually have to cultivate it from it’s raw state to something functional and fruitful. Every human being is a refinery, our blood, sweat, tears, dreams, hopes, experiences, that’s the crude and like every refinery it’s not just fuel that can be gotten from crude, there’s a wide range of products that can be harnessed from it that’s why every single person is different. Take that thing that you’re best at, that thing that you enjoy that makes you happy when you do it doesn’t matter when you’re doing it or how, take it and run with it, build on it. It doesn’t have to be what you learned in school, it doesn’t have to be something only you can do it just has to be something that doesn’t make you miserable but fulfilling, something one positive comment comes from and it makes you feel like yeah fuck it brings on the pain cruel world I’m ready for ya like when lil wayne keeps saying he doesn’t write his songs, something that gives you that feeling. It’s not gonna be perfect from the jump, hell it might not even be anything but nothing starts out already made, not a goddamn thing, and when life tries to shit on you it’s not because you ain’t doing shit right it’s because life is envious of your ass and is daring you to evolve your thought process and procedure, reminding you that you can still do better and kill shit on a next level scale but if you don’t believe it then how you expect everyone else to? You can’t give up on yourself, nah g at that point when you feel like it’s all shot to shit you can’t just stop cause nothing happens when you’re static I mean, when you’re hungry you make moves for food right, need i say more?
Also you gotta remember that you can’t do it alone yes humans are fickle fucks but a support system does loads for the mind and soul. They could be family, really great friends, spouses, old school mates, even your employer. These are the people that see the things about you that you don’t necessarily see shortcomings and otherwise along with ways you could possibly improve because they’re your inner circle, the ones you let into that confined part of you so they see what other people don’t, they even see some things you didn’t even realize were there because a mirror cannot help you adjust your fucking attitude no matter how much it reflects your image.
There will be distractions, you’ve played god of war yes? You’ve watched Naruto? Nanatsu no taizan? Isn’t something constantly trying to kill, trap, or detail you? Distractions really aren’t all they’re cracked up to be oh maybe once upon a time they were but no so much these days cause they’re just temporary but don’t you wanna be rich forever? Is it make up and turn up and women and gadgets? Allow me to quote the great Yeezus, “you gon be hot a little while, I’mma be rich forever”. What you drink? Smoke weed? Do a little hash and rocks? Who doesn’t? Who hasn’t? Abi are they only for poor people? Please don’t be deceived and don’t misunderstand either, the fact that some people are on the road naked and looking like what dustbin forgot to throw away doesn’t mean it’s weed that did them like that ohh, you don’t know their circumstances or where they come from but it is not your business because you are not them! I am of the opinion that as long as you can see those people and genuinely learn from them then that’s one more step on your journey, do not be dismayed you are in charge of your own life your vices aren’t, your parents aren’t, your bad habits aren’t because you will die and someone else will learn from your mistakes so embrace the cycle but don’t just embrace it, make it your own because life isn’t perfect it’s far from it and it’s in our imperfections that we find true unity and truthfully bliss, yes, bliss, walk with a nigga for a minute lemme hola at you right quick yeah, in our imperfections and frailties we find something that links us all together a bond most doesn’t even acknowledge but doesn’t mean it’s not there, it’s that lack of perfection that makes us all unable to attain perfection but still perfect in our imperfections for if there was no imperfection there wouldn’t be perfection, so one is a concept that makes the other a reality and the crazy thing is it works both ways. So don’t let flimsy excuses stop you if you can handle the vices then fine, I mean look at Fela a world icon and he was lighting up on stage, yes oh one man’s food is another man’s poison, and you know yourself much more intimately so if you really believe the vices are that big of a problem then get rid of them…that’s if you’re really serious about taking charge and figuring your shit out, hope I could help…peace and spread the word!