This is Phylicia’s letter to her 21 year old self. Very inspirational. Hope it resonates with you
Romantic involvement distracts you and can blind you to what’s really in front of you. And what really is in front of you? You are. You don’t even know yourself yet. You think you know and you want to assert that you do, now that you’re a certain age, but you don’t. What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself, and your growth and development, first. There are long-term repercussions to what you’re doing now. Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that you will hold in your body. It’s imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways—ways you are not always aware of. With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.
With high hopes for you,
…and by possibility, I mean coffee! Happy Monday!
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No, human excellence.
Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.
And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”
Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.
things that i love:
little kids in mismatched clothes that let you know they dressed themselves
and they look at a hot mess but you know they are so proud of themselves
…or someone who brags. Period. It’s so unattractive. Some people only do things for you so they can check that “good deed” off their list, so they can feel good about themselves and boost their egos. Beware of these types.
Now, I know some of you will say “this is why I don’t ask anyone for anything” or “this is why I’m independent” but let’s be honest, we ALL need somebody sometimes. And that’s OK. No man is an island. God wouldn’t have created two people and given them the ability to reproduce if He’d meant for humans to be alone/independent. We just have to be careful who we lean on.
So yeah, be careful who you eat with!