“If you follow the crowd, you will get no further than the crowd.”
– Mark Twain
– Mark Twain
– Douglas McArthur
Well this is history I was never taught:
Up to one-half of all the arrivals in the American colonies were Whites slaves and they were America’s first slaves. These Whites were slaves for life, long before Blacks ever were. This slavery was even hereditary. White children born to White slaves were enslaved too.
Whites were auctioned on the block with children sold and separated from their parents and wives sold and separated from their husbands. Free Black property owners strutted the streets of northern and southern American cities while White slaves were worked to death in the sugar mills of Barbados and Jamaica and the plantations of Virginia.
Are there toxic people in your life?:
Toxic friends don’t seem to share your joy when you have good news or they leave you feeling utterly drained with their negativity.
And most of the time, they can cause more issues than benefits.
It’s difficult to pinpoint the signs of an unhealthy relationship, especially when you’re completely invested in the other person.
And if your feelings are consistently being diminished and you often find yourself hurt by your partner’s bad behaviour, chances are you are stuck in a toxic relationship.
Oh, how things have changed! There really was a time in America where the Bible was mandatory reading as a textbook in public school. Sunday School was taken very seriously and the children were respectful and reverent. We remembered to keep the Sabbath holy; which often meant no television, radio or other worldly pursuits. Prayer was a part of everyday life in the home, and not just at dinner time. Families attended church together regularly, and received sound instruction in the Word of God, which was seen as valuable beyond measure — for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
How sad that we have torn down these foundations.
Here, I describe recent research conducted with my colleagues.7 Our study suggests a close and painful partnership between pornography and loneliness for some users. From our survey of over 1,000 individuals around the world, we developed a statistical model that suggests an association between pornography use and loneliness, each increasing in tandem with the other. Each incremental increase in loneliness was associated with an increase in pornography use (by a factor of 0.16), and each incremental increase in pornography use predicted a significant increase in loneliness (by a factor of 0.20).