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Goodwill Better Than Socialism

Is goodwill better than Socialism? This question can be put to debate by the recent example of a billionaire’s gesture in paying off the college tuition loans of all the 2019 graduating class of his former college.

The billionaire at the center of this goodwill gesture is America’s richest Black individual, Robert F. Smith, who is a successful tech investor and business man. While addressing the graduating class at Morehouse College MR. Smith announced that he intends to donate enough money to the college that would pay off the debts of the entire graduating class of 2019, a sum estimated to be approximately $40 million dollars.   

This extremely generous gesture can be termed nothing less than an act of extreme goodwill. Some pessimistic people might say,

‘whopty do. That’s no big deal. Tuition should be free anyway and why should anyone have so much money and not share it in the first place”.

This kind of thinking is born out of Socialist ideology.

Socialists are not necessarily opposed to wealth however; most Socialists believe that wealth should be shared. The problem with Socialist ideology is that while it is rich in good intentions, not everyone in society has the self-discipline, motivation, and ambition to pursue greatness for themselves, their families, and their communities.

A lot of people lack the traits they need to achieve success in life but instead of trying to improve themselves, they cop out and blame others for their condition. They turn to crime and the under-world where robbing, killing, stealing, and immorality quenches their temporary fixes for happiness instead of long-term stress-free success.

Goodwill comes from conscience and not legislation. Goodwill is as small as buying a meal for a hungry person to paying off someone’s thousands of dollars in school fees without expecting a reward or praise. That is why most acts of kindness are done in secret; they are done to enrich one’s Soul. Everyone should take the example of Robert F. Smith and consider how they can help to better someone else’s life.

Goodwill and Socialism are related however, while one is done out of free will, the other has to be coerced because everyone in society may not be working for the betterment of society on a whole. Do something good today because goodwill is contagious. It enriches people’s consciences, encouraging them to pay it forward to spread goodwill throughout society. Eventually, everyone in society will adopt the ideals of Socialism without having to be coerced.

Can A Black Woman Be Conscious And Still Wear Hair Weave?

Can a Black woman be conscious and still wear Hair Weave? The general consensus is no! However, there are different levels and types of consciousnesses. For some Black women, consciousness is about being true to their Afrakan ancestry and race. For others, being conscious is about their personal self-awareness. It’s about what’s on the inside and not their physical outer appearance.

Most Black women are very self-conscious about their appearance. Self-consciousness is a normal human behavioral trait that doesn’t favor Black women because of society’s ideals of beauty. Therefore, Black women either choose to shun society’s expectations of how they should look or they capitulate and change their appearance knowing full well that its not who they really are.

All Black women who wear hair weave do so for the same basic reasons. They do it to enhance their beauty and make themselves more desirable which ultimately boosts their self-confidence. Some Black women who wear hair weave may possess a high level of consciousness but they view their hair wear as merely tools of the trade. In other words; the trade is society and hair weave is just part of a job-appropriate outfit.

Truly conscious Black women never wear hair weave because they possess a higher level of racial self-awareness than the average socially aware Black woman. They are not hung up on beauty, they don’t seek to be desirable, and they don’t need the approval of others in order to maintain a high level of self-confidence. They wear their hair like a shield either short, in Braids, in Locks, in Afro, or natural to deflect all the BS ways that society may judge them.

Both racially conscious and socially conscious Black women are not immune to the mechanisms in Life. They are attracted to and by beauty however, given their level of consciousness and mind control ability, they are able to redirect their Desires into other things. Black women are often the first ones to rebel against trends in popular culture. It is that rebellion that, over time, acts to build a consensus of conscious thoughts and ideas that transform into social movements to make changes in Black communities and society at large.

Black women can be conscious and still wear hair weave. It all depends on their level of consciousness. Some Black women will choose to continue to use hair weave as a tool to fit into popular culture because it helps their self-confidence. Some Black women will reject all beauty aids that are un-natural due to their high level of consciousness. People will always judge but ultimately, the choice is the Black woman’s alone.