Why I Want To Be Mentally Free: The Fear Of Regret

why do I need healing? Because I am exposed to new situations, and I approach them differently. I am focusing on my mental freedom. People typically would call this being selfish. I dislike that term. It sounds negative. Mental freedom is like financial freedom to me. People who are not on that journey do not understand. I want financial independence to be free to use my time as I see fit. To make the most of my freedom, I am noticing that I need mental freedom. What is the point of having options if you choose the one that someone else chose for you? 

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Ukraine, Russians and the World

The situation for the entire population in Ukraine is terrible. The situation for part of people living in Russia is dangerous. The situation for Russians outside of their home country is challenging.

Lessons from Narcos on Netflix – Why do they never have enough money?

After watching the 4th season of Narcos, it hit me. No, I am not talking about every drug lord ending up dead or in prison. No, I am not referring to the fact that there will be drug lords as long as there is demand. I want to highlight how they always run out of money. How can you run out of money? The Cali cartel made up to $7B per year at the height of their criminal empire.

Marcus Garvey v.s. W.E.B Du Bois

What will take the Black community out of our current situation? Bottom-up or top-down approach. The populist approach or elitist approach. This question has been haunting me for a few years. Yet, I never reach an answer I am happy with. On the one hand, my humble upbringing could mean I prefer a grassroots approach. On the other hand, my Columbia MBA would make me more of an elitist.

Fireside Chat Topics: 4 Questions to answer

For Black History month, one of my previous employers invited me to come for a fireside chat. I was conflicted at first. Firstly, about 2 months ago I told myself that it was over. I had enough of pouring my heart out in front of people to “educate” them or give them a good story to share during the next dinner party. But I am also deeply committed to my community. So could I say no to this Black Employee Network programming their BHM celebrations?