Introspection of The Lotus Manjè, Vol. 0

Seeing as how I intend to build this company into it’s own entity, that also means that I will have to separate a certain part of myself from it to allow for it to grow, in case anybody tries to tear it down through my actions. I decided to do that by writing, a skill that I intend to build to make the most out of the two careers I intend to pursue. My method of writing assumes that you are somewhat aware of the problems in this society and that you will seek out knowledge on your own to educate yourself.

The Problem

Most of my life, and all of my adult life up to this point, I have heard the rhetoric that black men are irresponsible, worthless, and sexual deviants. The people who’ve said this the most are black women in the media, and movies themselves with the images they portray, and even worse from black men themselves. I’ve seen this group of people make money off of the concept, and the rabbit hole seems to be endless.

I understand that the counter argument in this: that black men are “bashing” black women, which may be true in some aspects. But in many other instances there are black men who critique the problems specifically prevalent amongst black men and women and still get chastised for talking about certain groups and not being fair. There are even other people who go so far as to say people of other races do the same thing so it should be okay, which is not only a weak counter, but a childish one as well.

My Opinion

Telling someone to be okay with dysfunction is not a solution; it doesn’t clean up the problem, it just leaves a streak and makes it worse. Trying to bring these points up with other black people in my area gets me nowhere. Even worse is that trying to come up with better ideas or solutions will usually get swatted down, even if the person in front of you asks for one. Thankfully, I have people in my circle who can agree on what I say and vice versa, and even better is that we don’t have to agree with each other on everything and still maintain a degree of respect with each other. Few people can say that.

But it’s not enough.

A Solution

I want to see more men, black men in general, and even more specifically heterosexual black men realize that there are problems out there that need to be addressed, and that there are also some situations that should be walked away from.

Instead of chasing women, it’s more ideal to vie for self improvement, in mental development and financial success. Nothing beats having more money in your wallet.

Instead of arguing and being angry with woman, focus on how to find people who you can stand to be around. Otherwise you’ll live a life being called the same five or six insults wherever you go.

While this company may be a game development company, it’s also a personal development company as well. You won’t get anywhere in life if you just hope. You will have to want progress, and let that drive consume you, even after you get to your goal.


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