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Choose Your Parents Wisely

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Choose Your Parents Wisely

Next time around, choose your parents carefully.
And by the same token, choose the crisis you face, carefully.

Lets face it, if you had another choice, would you choose your parents again?
I know you may be saying, that is not a fair question. LOL.

It is a toughie. At least for me.
It is steeped in a moral dilemma. Should I tradeoff my alien African last name?
Could be a smart idea in a world draped in all things Western.

You better think twice, because how far you go, depends on where you started.
Heard about The Mathew Effect, popularised my Malcom Gladwell?

Don’t take my word for it.
Where you are born, matters. Who your father is, matters.
Who your mother is, matters even more. Take my word on that.

Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone agrees with with the masses;
the 1% per centers are getting wealthier and the 99 per centers are further behind.

In order words, who your father is, to a large extent will influences which race you run;
are joining the 1% or the 99%?

If I had a choice, I will still choose my mother, by the way my Mom can’t write or read
her name. I did not have the luxury of knowing my dad until…

I was at 38! Blame Mom? By then, he was gone. She bore me with him as widow
As a child, I knew the man just as another villager.

Mom kept it away from me, until I asked. Not sure why.
She never gave me fullness of that part of her life, but she gave me the fullness of all her love as a mother, that is what mattered most.

It changed everything for me,
She help me to get the gift she never had- the ability to read and write. It changed me

Like Lincoln, I believe. “All that I am, and all that I hope to be,
I owe to my mother.

I would choose her to be my parent again, it does not matter if I end up in the 99%.