On top of that, we have adopted every possible philosophy that basically says, “shove the square peg in the round hole.”

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When I was younger, I was routinely criticized for not being forceful enough. I sincerely didn’t understand why I would need to be aggressive, dominant, or forceful about anything. It always felt like I was screwing up some rhythm that was already established. That’s the reality, and reality is usually ugly, but it is what it is. …


But it also pinpoints how close-minded most of us are to something that is pretty apparent because we want to stick to a stiff and meaningless structure.

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I’m not talking nonbinary in the sense of sexuality because that is different spectrum, but I am talking about in the sense of identity. Nonbinary makes a lot of sense to me because everything in life is fluent. Especially with masculinity and femininity since there aren’t mutually exclusive. Social norms have always been a lie, and forever will be. Men should have specific “man traits,” because whatever and women should have specific “women…


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The Tradition

On Thanksgiving, my step-sister told my little sister she hadn’t wanted to come. She told her, “The place gives me bad memories. You remember the time your dad chased Tre(me) with a bat, or the time he threw my brother’s bed outside?”

My sisters and I understood. I told her I’d thought about doing the same this year. It was because I didn’t want to be around my erratic father, and he is a big vibe killer, obviously. But like my step-sister, I knew the day was more important than my ill feelings towards one person. For her it was…


You’re Gonna Carry That Weight-Cowboy Bebop

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My Quick Little Story

I remember last year my dad wrote me a note apologizing to me. He was apologizing for being a terrible narcissistic dad that broke his family up with his selfish ways. I forgive him long before that note came into life. I notice he was/is a lonely, miserable man with concerning health conditions that burned all the bridges in his life that would make him happy. He’s a man that grew up with an abusive father that torment him and his brothers. So, that’s going to play out in many ways, but it did…


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First, let’s listen to Vince Staples (One of my favorite rappers, stream his projects) on what black people sell.

Vince Staples: Black People Sell Trauma

To add what Vince Staples is saying what I have also thought we (African-American Community) have always wanted some sort of attention from white people. We want them to validate us, but they’re never going to do that. It doesn’t matter if you’re an uncle Tom, coon, or mister/misses afro-centric it all applies the same regarding wanting their attention. If you don’t want to call it attention,, we can say we want them to empathize with what they did. So…


This is how we operate on this side of the Atlantic; you either like it, love it, or leave!

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. What happened in D.C. was the most dangerous group of people (ignorant, entitled white people) doing what they do it. I understand we’re supposed to act shocked and in awe but are we really. It feels like younger generations are finding out we might not be…equal. (shocked face)

I’m always confused by the fake philosophical socioeconomic race questions we ask like we don’t know the answer. So, white supremacists can riot into national monuments with help from the police?! Yes…


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I did not write this to be a contrarian. I wrote this article because these are four problems I genuinely am confused about and don’t answer. These are my short, summarized thoughts on these problems as a whole. I’m not necessarily looking to find the answer as much as examing the contradictions or the problems' main problem.

1. The Need for Representation from the Media

I think at a certain age; we understand the entertainment industry. It’s an industry that gives the illusion of reality but makes it’s entertaining, which isn’t bad. Then there are times it tries to take us out of reality; either way, they’re not…


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My therapist asked me, “why don’t people work out their minds. I mean, the working out your body is like a billion-dollar industry, but our mental health seems to be behind still.” I just stated stigmas and not being able to see the progress of your mental health. But the more I think about it’s deeper than that. Mental wellness is similar to physical wellness in the sense of the various ways to become healthier; that’s about it. Other than that, mental wellness is a journey of ups and down, unlike the gradual climb of physical health. …


This isn’t to shame a non-voter or give praise to someone who has. This about helping to understand a perspective that some people have or had. Because I understand the mindset.

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Decision making is always based on circumstances and what they have observed throughout their history. I think Zat Rana said that on his substack website. The way to analyze decision making and to be good or great at it is true in that regard too. Voting can be looked at in the same way. The decision not to vote in this year is weird because of the circumstance but, I’d be lying to you if I acted like I didn’t understand why some wouldn’t vote. Historically, people have been oppressed through many presidents; why would you expect them to believe…


No group of people’s plight is as modern as the media might present at times

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One of the coldest truths is everything being sold is performative based. A large percent of activism is performative activism. Everyone wants to fit in, and no one wants to be seen as a villain. It’s not an elaborate mirage. It’s prodding at people’s competitive nature by using the thought their character is holier than thou. Also, it's throwing a community’s troubles in others faces for some type of reaction.

A very human problem

I hate to tell you you’re kidding yourself if you thought everybody cared about your dilemmas. It’s unfortunate, but it’s also the reality. In an era where we see everyone’s…

Tre King

Substack: treking.substack.com, where I will be writing more content that will be about observations of my life and life in general from a hermit’s perspective

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