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4513, yeah.
Posted by jvictoria, Sun Jul-06-03 06:55 PM

>Or they hide to keep people from knowing that they don't
>know the answers.

yeah, and when they hide, it's an empty kind of evidence that they don't know what the hell is going on.

>>naturally, it doesn't work like that. but the ego is a
>>powerful thing.
>
>I agree. I've been cautious not to become too ego-centric
>and I try to check myself often. I shy away from politics
>and promotions but seek to help lots of people from my
>corner. It's easy to become the judge and I am aware that I
>am in small company. I want to be for the people but
>sometimes leadership or clout takes you away from that.


That last sentence, i think, is part of what is keeping the black community from being more of a cohesive unit right now. But i'm still working through that assessment.

>Sometimes I spend too much time worrying about others
>instead of thinking of ways to move with the cheese. In my
>case cheese is a metaphor for my vision or sustaining my
>vision but I am not so focused that I miss that there are
>times when I need to listen and be led. So many people
>around me are campers who are desperate and looking to me
>for answers to help them maintain the status quo. I resent
>that.

do you have people around you that you think are knowledgeable enough to lead you? i know that probably sounds like it begs an arrogant answer; but it sounds like you have more energy suckers around you than role models or mentors.

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