Monday, December 16, 2013

Manifesting What You Want







In 2014 I will focus on creating habits that will help me manifest my goals.

I love talk. I love to run my mouth!   In 2014 I will create the habit of being silent for a few minutes every day.

Marc Sims







Deepak Chopra: The best quote I know on meditation, by Franz Kafka.

You do not need to leave your room.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
Do not even listen, simply wait.
Do not even wait, be quiet, still and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked.
It has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px-wA0tXPkY 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Almost A Hopeless Situation




Many years ago a Chicago Public School counselor told me I was trying to impose my middle class values on the underclass.    He was absolute right.    I have live in the city of Chicago my entire life and we African Americans are basically null and void in Chicago.
 
It's almost a hopeless situation that will not improve until a group of African American "leaders"  create a cultural movement that will inspire more working class and low income African Americans to value education.  

Marc  Sims
Chicago





·         A 1998 study by Thomas J. Gorman published in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography found that some working-class parents, particularly the working poor, have a deep-seated disrespect for careers that require an advanced degree. Many working-class families do not see the value of higher education because they do not equate educational advancement with a higher standard of life. Other families are hesitant to encourage their children to pursue college degrees because they fear that the children will abandon their families and their roots if they move upward on the social scale.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Lack Of Good Parenting





Chicago's African American community lacks visionary leadership and the marshaling of resources that will heal children who suffer from the lack of good parenting.

There are African American mothers and grandmothers who need a lot of help raising their boys.  Someone will have to go into the homes of these mothers and grandmothers and show them how to raise well behaved boys.  Someone will have to go in and change the culture in these homes.  Someone will have go in and help stabilize the homes these mothers and grandmothers so their boys can receive good grades in school.  Someone will have go in and tell these mothers and grandmothers they should not allow their boys hang out in the streets and stay up all night.


You may say I want to impose middle class vales on the underclass, if so, you are right.  

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wandering In A Political Wilderness

 




The apex of African American political power in Chicago was the election and reelection of Harold Washington.    The Mayor Sawyer vs. Alderman Evans debacle politically rendered the African American community to Humpty Dumpty status.  

Thirty years later we wander in a political wilderness.  African Americans are pretty must done in the city of Chicago.  No messianic leader will lead us to some political promise land.  I'm not saying we should not vote, but we should focus our attention on better educating low income African American children.


Marc Sims

marcsimschicago@gmail.com