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Legality vs Ignorance and Entitlement.

Why would the Department of Homeland Security have a Law to which adherence is flexible and to which compliance is a matter of choice, discretion or lack thereof to suit the interests of companies, individuals or other organizational bodies? I was forced to ask this question and further left to ponder it when confronted with an employment opportunity that tackled the very logic behind my question.  The whole history, backbone and ideal of what it means to be American is Immigration, hence, this topic is and always was one of the most highly sensitive and in most cases least understood by born American citizens who sometimes are outright dismissive of the rights of immigrants.  This behavior of birthright and privilege I find to be most ignorant and is a catalyst for racial and social divide that has perpetuated senseless tensions and undermined the very values and image that this proud country stands for as even these ignorant perpetrators are only here because their families were immigrants from Europe and other places (except if they are natives or descendants of slaves).

I said all that, to shed light on the irony surrounding my encounter with a particular person who represents a humanitarian movement that supposedly stands for the rights of everyday regular folks who are underrepresented and double-dealed by the law makers of this country. This movement, the Grassroots Campaign Inc. (GCI) of Washington DC had caught my attention by an advert that was placed on Craigslist. They were appealing to activists who had an issue with anti-choice laws passed against women that deny them basic reproductive care such as birth control, cancer screenings and STI testing and treatment.  The GCI movement canvasses to raise funds on behalf of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund which would take the fight to the lawmakers in the House and Senate in efforts to amend or turn back these unfortunate anti-female laws. Naturally, based on my outspoken nature and passion for basic human rights, I found this opportunity to be very gratuitous as it fell right into my lap. I finally found a way to reach out and exercise my genuine grouse against unfair social policies and politics and attack the issues in a practical way by taking to the streets in an organized fashion under an umbrella movement. I could finally stop torturing my girlfriend with my seemingly 24/7 ranting and fits that I throw when watching the news on TV,  reading various online news outlets or just from browsing Facebook articles and videos exposing disadvantaged common people. I often felt less capable and powerless being a ‘keypad’ activist as I would jokingly call myself when I would take to writing my thoughts on my Facebook page, hoping that I could create a movement if folks read and took these issues seriously.   

This particular advert by GCI resonated with my whole molecular being so I proceeded to make an immediate application.  Apart from entering my personal information in the format provided it was also required of me to express in no more than 300 words why I wanted to be an activist for Grassroots Campaigns to which I laid down my heart and intentions. This was soon followed by a phone call from a recruiting agent that same afternoon, who expressed how impressed he was with my passion for the issues and that he would like to have me come in to do an interview on a day most convenient for me. I agreed to the following day and told him that I live in the Alexandria area of Virginia and that I was fresh from NYC hence highly unfamiliar with the DMV, so he gave some directions to their office location in DC via train route. The next day I was in the office on time for my interview and met the gentleman whom I spoke with the day before on the phone. He was a young Caucasian – I guessed in about his upper twenties, quite personable and introduced himself as Jeremy. I was given a few sheets of paper to fill in my information similar to the online form after which the interview process took place. I was very comfortable because I was being questioned in my favorite ballpark of questions. Jeremy seemed pleased and also suggested that they had leadership positions available and insinuated that I may be a great candidate for such openings. Our session ended on a positive note and I was more than confident that I finally landed this job; this I was thinking and rejoicing silently as I filled out the employment sheets provided by the young man. I inserted my social security number, employment authorization proof and the likes. He noticed that I was an immigrant from Jamaica and never showed concerns to that fact as I clearly had my legal documents to work in the USA. Lastly I handed him my résumé for my file and he asked me politely to take further identification the following Monday when I would come in to begin my training. I agreed to take my passport and I94 document then I left almost skipping like a kid.

Jeremy had also handed me a compilation of papers to take home, fill out, sign and take back with me on Monday, March 2, 2015 on arrival at the office. The documents consisted of the 2015 W-4 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification form (USCIS Form I-9) under the Department of Homeland Security and the Washington DC Canvasser Job Description and Policies form. So Monday morning I was up early and psyched up for the beginning of my feat of activism. Although I was expected to be there at 9:30, I was already standing by the doorway at 8:58 watching the DC morning buzz while I waited.  I also took the opportunity to recite the basic engagement routine that I personalized with my own little flair and style (this is how I would convince potential donors to sign up for a $20 (target amount) monthly deduction from their credit card or checking account to help fuel the fight for women’s rights and representation in Capitol Hill). At 9:30 on the dot a young Caucasian lady turned up at the door and I immediately stepped aside to give her way and in the same instant took the initiative to say good morning in my most pleasant tone as it was obvious that she was more interested in getting the door opened to get in the building. She gave me a sharp “hi” in reply with no eye contact – not even a glance at my personage – and opted to push the door in. I felt a little embarrassed at the impersonal acknowledgement and it was quick thinking in the moment that spurred me to ask before she closed the door behind her, “Excuse me please, are you an employee of Grassroots?” She replied “yes” after which I told her my name and expressed to her that I was there to begin training. She told me to come on upstairs with her to the GCI room. Upon entering the room she pointed to a row of chairs to the back wall and told me to have a seat while she was still in stride towards the office doorway on the opposite side of the room. I was a bit puzzled about whom she was or the role she played and was thinking at the same time that she probably never had her morning coffee (my attempt at consoling myself by justifying the disregard and lack of courtesy).

While suspended in the midst of my ponder, not beyond three minutes after I was seated, the young miss approached me directly this time and dryly requested my IDs and the forms that I got to take home for filling out. I hesitated a little – a bit quizzical in the moment as to her approach – she still gave me no direct eye contact, no introduction of self nor even a remote sense of welcome in her tonality. I shuffled as fast as I could to produce my passport along with my I94 and my Employment Authorization Card. So eager to comply was I, honestly, probably a little intimidated by the blunt engagement. She took the set of IDs from my hand and perused them on the spot. Almost immediately as she glanced my Employment Card she purported my ineligibility to be employed by GCI. With an impressionless demeanor she permeated my already shocked system by saying in her calm callous pitch,” Sorry, we only hire citizens and permanent residents”. I rebounded defensively but calmly, “What do you mean? I did the interview last week with Jeremy and I was accepted. That is why I am here right now. How could he not know that I was not qualified based on my immigration status?”

“It’s just company policy” she chimed in.

“So why would you have a guy hiring and interviewing people who does not know the company policy? I can’t believe I wasted my time coming here and getting my hopes up for nothing. Imagine I took the bus and train all the way from Alexandria,” I said. All she responded to this was her automated monotone, “Sorry, it’s just company policy,” and that she will take up the matter with Jeremy when he comes in the next day. I told her how disappointed I was and how misled and unfairly treated I felt. Then I asked her to show me a printed statement of the company policy that expressed what she was saying about my employment ineligibility other than what was already in the package given to me, because if it is policy there has to be a written evidence; it could not just be a word of mouth thing. She calmly told me that she did not have a written form to show but regardless, it is company policy. I was stunned at the blatant unprofessionalism professed in the moment unless she was really wide-eyed lying. My spider senses started to tingle on the racial strand of things. I couldn’t help the thought of the invisible fray. My last line of defense was to bring her attention to the Anti-Discrimination Law that was clearly stated among the information of employment policy under the USCIS and Department of Homeland Security which stated that she was doing something illegal. I even offered to read it for her to which she refused on the grounds of standing by so-called “company policy”.

The Anti-Discrimination Notice reads, “It is illegal to discriminate against work-authorized individuals. Employers CANNOT specify which document(s) they will accept from an employee. The refusal to hire an individual because the documentation presented has a future expiration date may also constitute illegal discrimination”. I remember asking her “why would the Department of Homeland Security have an employment law that is not recognized by employers?” She maintained that they only hire US citizens and permanent residents. She concluded, “I’m sorry you wasted your time”.  On that final note, I gave up and somberly gathered my few things into my bag. She then walked away into her office without another word.

The air I breathed was molasses thick as I walked heavily towards the door but before I could exit, I instinctively stopped and thought, ‘I didn’t even get her name,’ so I turned around and approached her office doorway then asked her kindly what her name is.” Colleen” she replied frankly. I left the building and replayed the moment frame by frame, bit by bit and word by word in my head all the way home, even questioning my interpretation of the Anti-discrimination Law even though it was plain and simple. When I got home, I called my girlfriend, who was on her job, and gave her the unpleasant summary of my morning’s experience. She was more furious than I was and also immediately got on my case about exercising my rights and activism energy – only this time it would be in my own advocacy. She prompted me to call the Department of Labor and advised me to call back the Grassroots office and let them know of what I was prepared to do. Upon calling back the office I fell right back into the clasps of Colleen. I began to tell her that I knew that I was wrongfully refused to work based on the law and that I was about to call the Department of Labor about the issue. I asked to speak to her superior so as not to blow things up bigger than what it was about, but she said that anything I had to say had to be said to her and the only thing she could do is to contact her payroll adviser to see if I qualified for the job.  This further solidified her wrongness, in my perspective. She further asked me to send a back and front copy of my work authorization card via email so that it could be verified by the payroll adviser. I was a little reluctant but I agreed just to see what would happen.

To my surprise, within approximately ten minutes after I emailed the image, I received a phone call from her. She sounded more innocent than a baby to me when she began telling me the so-called “results” from the payroll personnel office. She reported that after my work permit was checked they found out that I was eligible for the Job! Also, that the company policy she had referred to earlier was an outdated policy (mark you, she had told me that this policy was not written earlier). I immediately suspected that she did not consult anyone but rather foresaw trouble and decided to concede and quell from early. I shook my head and laughed in disbelief. She also asked me when I would like to come back in for orientation and I told her I had to think about it but most likely it would be on Wednesday. I knew in my gut that I would never feel comfortable going back there. I would have to be an idiot although I really wanted that kind of job experience and exercise. When the phone call ended, I started flipping through the compilation of employment documents and policies that was given to me and there it was

GCI has their own “Employment Non-Discrimination Rules” that is in compliance with that of the Department of Homeland Security’s. It states, “GCI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. GCI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has an office. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotion, termination, layoff, compensation and training. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees, clients, and vendors. All employees are expected to understand and adhere to these laws.

The evidence against Colleen’Legality vs Ignorance and Entitlement.

Why would the Department of Homeland Security have a Law to which adherence is flexible and to which compliance is a matter of choice, discretion or lack thereof to suit the interests of companies, individuals or other organizational bodies? I was forced to ask this question and further left to ponder it when confronted with an employment opportunity that tackled the very logic behind my question.  The whole history, backbone and ideal of what it means to be American is Immigration, hence, this topic is and always was one of the most highly sensitive and in most cases least understood by born American citizens who sometimes are outright dismissive of the rights of immigrants.  This behavior of birthright and privilege I find to be most ignorant and is a catalyst for racial and social divide that has perpetuated senseless tensions and undermined the very values and image that this proud country stands for as even these ignorant perpetrators are only here because their families were immigrants from Europe and other places (except if they are natives or descendants of slaves).

I said all that, to shed light on the irony surrounding my encounter with a particular person who represents a humanitarian movement that supposedly stands for the rights of everyday regular folks who are underrepresented and double-dealed by the law makers of this country. This movement, the Grassroots Campaign Inc. (GCI) of Washington DC had caught my attention by an advert that was placed on Craigslist. They were appealing to activists who had an issue with anti-choice laws passed against women that deny them basic reproductive care such as birth control, cancer screenings and STI testing and treatment.  The GCI movement canvasses to raise funds on behalf of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund which would take the fight to the lawmakers in the House and Senate in efforts to amend or turn back these unfortunate anti-female laws. Naturally, based on my outspoken nature and passion for basic human rights, I found this opportunity to be very gratuitous as it fell right into my lap. I finally found a way to reach out and exercise my genuine grouse against unfair social policies and politics and attack the issues in a practical way by taking to the streets in an organized fashion under an umbrella movement. I could finally stop torturing my girlfriend with my seemingly 24/7 ranting and fits that I throw when watching the news on TV,  reading various online news outlets or just from browsing Facebook articles and videos exposing disadvantaged common people. I often felt less capable and powerless being a ‘keypad’ activist as I would jokingly call myself when I would take to writing my thoughts on my Facebook page, hoping that I could create a movement if folks read and took these issues seriously.   

This particular advert by GCI resonated with my whole molecular being so I proceeded to make an immediate application.  Apart from entering my personal information in the format provided it was also required of me to express in no more than 300 words why I wanted to be an activist for Grassroots Campaigns to which I laid down my heart and intentions. This was soon followed by a phone call from a recruiting agent that same afternoon, who expressed how impressed he was with my passion for the issues and that he would like to have me come in to do an interview on a day most convenient for me. I agreed to the following day and told him that I live in the Alexandria area of Virginia and that I was fresh from NYC hence highly unfamiliar with the DMV, so he gave some directions to their office location in DC via train route. The next day I was in the office on time for my interview and met the gentleman whom I spoke with the day before on the phone. He was a young Caucasian – I guessed in about his upper twenties, quite personable and introduced himself as Jeremy. I was given a few sheets of paper to fill in my information similar to the online form after which the interview process took place. I was very comfortable because I was being questioned in my favorite ballpark of questions. Jeremy seemed pleased and also suggested that they had leadership positions available and insinuated that I may be a great candidate for such openings. Our session ended on a positive note and I was more than confident that I finally landed this job; this I was thinking and rejoicing silently as I filled out the employment sheets provided by the young man. I inserted my social security number, employment authorization proof and the likes. He noticed that I was an immigrant from Jamaica and never showed concerns to that fact as I clearly had my legal documents to work in the USA. Lastly I handed him my résumé for my file and he asked me politely to take further identification the following Monday when I would come in to begin my training. I agreed to take my passport and I94 document then I left almost skipping like a kid.

Jeremy had also handed me a compilation of papers to take home, fill out, sign and take back with me on Monday, March 2, 2015 on arrival at the office. The documents consisted of the 2015 W-4 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification form (USCIS Form I-9) under the Department of Homeland Security and the Washington DC Canvasser Job Description and Policies form. So Monday morning I was up early and psyched up for the beginning of my feat of activism. Although I was expected to be there at 9:30, I was already standing by the doorway at 8:58 watching the DC morning buzz while I waited.  I also took the opportunity to recite the basic engagement routine that I personalized with my own little flair and style (this is how I would convince potential donors to sign up for a $20 (target amount) monthly deduction from their credit card or checking account to help fuel the fight for women’s rights and representation in Capitol Hill). At 9:30 on the dot a young Caucasian lady turned up at the door and I immediately stepped aside to give her way and in the same instant took the initiative to say good morning in my most pleasant tone as it was obvious that she was more interested in getting the door opened to get in the building. She gave me a sharp “hi” in reply with no eye contact – not even a glance at my personage – and opted to push the door in. I felt a little embarrassed at the impersonal acknowledgement and it was quick thinking in the moment that spurred me to ask before she closed the door behind her, “Excuse me please, are you an employee of Grassroots?” She replied “yes” after which I told her my name and expressed to her that I was there to begin training. She told me to come on upstairs with her to the GCI room. Upon entering the room she pointed to a row of chairs to the back wall and told me to have a seat while she was still in stride towards the office doorway on the opposite side of the room. I was a bit puzzled about whom she was or the role she played and was thinking at the same time that she probably never had her morning coffee (my attempt at consoling myself by justifying the disregard and lack of courtesy).

While suspended in the midst of my ponder, not beyond three minutes after I was seated, the young miss approached me directly this time and dryly requested my IDs and the forms that I got to take home for filling out. I hesitated a little – a bit quizzical in the moment as to her approach – she still gave me no direct eye contact, no introduction of self nor even a remote sense of welcome in her tonality. I shuffled as fast as I could to produce my passport along with my I94 and my Employment Authorization Card. So eager to comply was I, honestly, probably a little intimidated by the blunt engagement. She took the set of IDs from my hand and perused them on the spot. Almost immediately as she glanced my Employment Card she purported my ineligibility to be employed by GCI. With an impressionless demeanor she permeated my already shocked system by saying in her calm callous pitch,” Sorry, we only hire citizens and permanent residents”. I rebounded defensively but calmly, “What do you mean? I did the interview last week with Jeremy and I was accepted. That is why I am here right now. How could he not know that I was not qualified based on my immigration status?”

“It’s just company policy” she chimed in.

“So why would you have a guy hiring and interviewing people who does not know the company policy? I can’t believe I wasted my time coming here and getting my hopes up for nothing. Imagine I took the bus and train all the way from Alexandria,” I said. All she responded to this was her automated monotone, “Sorry, it’s just company policy,” and that she will take up the matter with Jeremy when he comes in the next day. I told her how disappointed I was and how misled and unfairly treated I felt. Then I asked her to show me a printed statement of the company policy that expressed what she was saying about my employment ineligibility other than what was already in the package given to me, because if it is policy there has to be a written evidence; it could not just be a word of mouth thing. She calmly told me that she did not have a written form to show but regardless, it is company policy. I was stunned at the blatant unprofessionalism professed in the moment unless she was really wide-eyed lying. My spider senses started to tingle on the racial strand of things. I couldn’t help the thought of the invisible fray. My last line of defense was to bring her attention to the Anti-Discrimination Law that was clearly stated among the information of employment policy under the USCIS and Department of Homeland Security which stated that she was doing something illegal. I even offered to read it for her to which she refused on the grounds of standing by so-called “company policy”.

The Anti-Discrimination Notice reads, “It is illegal to discriminate against work-authorized individuals. Employers CANNOT specify which document(s) they will accept from an employee. The refusal to hire an individual because the documentation presented has a future expiration date may also constitute illegal discrimination”. I remember asking her “why would the Department of Homeland Security have an employment law that is not recognized by employers?” She maintained that they only hire US citizens and permanent residents. She concluded, “I’m sorry you wasted your time”.  On that final note, I gave up and somberly gathered my few things into my bag. She then walked away into her office without another word.

The air I breathed was molasses thick as I walked heavily towards the door but before I could exit, I instinctively stopped and thought, ‘I didn’t even get her name,’ so I turned around and approached her office doorway then asked her kindly what her name is.” Colleen” she replied frankly. I left the building and replayed the moment frame by frame, bit by bit and word by word in my head all the way home, even questioning my interpretation of the Anti-discrimination Law even though it was plain and simple. When I got home, I called my girlfriend, who was on her job, and gave her the unpleasant summary of my morning’s experience. She was more furious than I was and also immediately got on my case about exercising my rights and activism energy – only this time it would be in my own advocacy. She prompted me to call the Department of Labor and advised me to call back the Grassroots office and let them know of what I was prepared to do. Upon calling back the office I fell right back into the clasps of Colleen. I began to tell her that I knew that I was wrongfully refused to work based on the law and that I was about to call the Department of Labor about the issue. I asked to speak to her superior so as not to blow things up bigger than what it was about, but she said that anything I had to say had to be said to her and the only thing she could do is to contact her payroll adviser to see if I qualified for the job.  This further solidified her wrongness, in my perspective. She further asked me to send a back and front copy of my work authorization card via email so that it could be verified by the payroll adviser. I was a little reluctant but I agreed just to see what would happen.

To my surprise, within approximately ten minutes after I emailed the image, I received a phone call from her. She sounded more innocent than a baby to me when she began telling me the so-called “results” from the payroll personnel office. She reported that after my work permit was checked they found out that I was eligible for the Job! Also, that the company policy she had referred to earlier was an outdated policy (mark you, she had told me that this policy was not written earlier). I immediately suspected that she did not consult anyone but rather foresaw trouble and decided to concede and quell from early. I shook my head and laughed in disbelief. She also asked me when I would like to come back in for orientation and I told her I had to think about it but most likely it would be on Wednesday. I knew in my gut that I would never feel comfortable going back there. I would have to be an idiot although I really wanted that kind of job experience and exercise. When the phone call ended, I started flipping through the compilation of employment documents and policies that was given to me and there it was

GCI has their own “Employment Non-Discrimination Rules” that is in compliance with that of the Department of Homeland Security’s. It states, “GCI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. GCI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has an office. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotion, termination, layoff, compensation and training. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees, clients, and vendors. All employees are expected to understand and adhere to these laws.

The evidence against Colleen’s negligence or ignorance is just wowing. Retrospectively, I can easily say she did not exhibit one genuine personality characteristic required by her company that relies on the basic rules of interpersonal engagement in order to create a warm conflict free atmosphere – not even a basic introduction. I still have no clue what role she really plays in the company other than she seemed to be someone in some degree of command.

It is so easy for people to operate under the presumption of entitlement so much that it impedes their judgment of fairness and law. A successful country/nation is built on the foundation of productivity of all peoples including those in the shadows of immigration law and those within the boundaries of lawful transition.  

-Marlon Sang (03/03/2015)                                                      

negligence or ignorance is just wowing. Retrospectively, I can easily say she did not exhibit one genuine personality characteristic required by her company that relies on the basic rules of interpersonal engagement in order to create a warm conflict free atmosphere – not even a basic introduction. I still have no clue what role she really plays in the company other than she seemed to be someone in some degree of command.

It is so easy for people to operate under the presumption of entitlement so much that it impedes their judgment of fairness and law. A successful country/nation is built on the foundation of productivity of all peoples including those in the shadows of immigration law and those within the boundaries of lawful transition.  

-Marlon Sang (03/03/2015)                                                      

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A practical guideline to being a conscious enabler.

A healthy person, having achieved some level of balance; physically, psychologically and spiritually, is a threat to his enemies.

Some of our enemies are so rich, powerful and “Tony Starkish” that not even your government can protect you against them…they have no choice than to fall in leagues with them.

Only you can protect yourself and family.

Try to produce your own basic foods. If you can’t do so then make sure you know the practices of the companies and people you buy from (pro-organic, non-gmo). Micro/domestic gardening is the builder of communities…. Nationwide agriculture is the builder of nations (a healthy people is a productive people – a productive people is a creative people – a creative people is an enlightened people – an enlightened people is a free people…and so forth).

Eat mainly green vegetables accompanied by multi-colours in the…

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A practical guideline to being a conscious enabler.

A healthy person, having achieved some level of balance; physically, psychologically and spiritually, is a threat to his enemies.

Some of our enemies are so rich, powerful and “Tony Starkish” that not even your government can protect you against them…they have no choice than to fall in leagues with them.

Only you can protect yourself and family.

Try to produce your own basic foods. If you can’t do so then make sure you know the practices of the companies and people you buy from (pro-organic, non-gmo). Micro/domestic gardening is the builder of communities…. Nationwide agriculture is the builder of nations (a healthy people is a productive people – a productive people is a creative people – a creative people is an enlightened people – an enlightened people is a free people…and so forth).

Eat mainly green vegetables accompanied by multi-colours in the forms of different fruits – put it like this, each colour is representative of a particular nutrient or mineral (do rotations – you need them all). Intersperse veggies and fruits with beans and peas in their soft mature state, when they are digestable and require less cooking. Drink lots of water… Yes WATER!
Buy locally.

Stop seeking medication for every little discomfort you have. Most of our illnesses are easily reversible if we pay attention to our habits and lifestyle… Break these habits and break the illness. Do research on actual effects of your habits and let the results be a healthy guideline (prevention is better than…) Do not turn yourself into a pharmaceutical statistic.

Teach your kids (by practice not just talk) what it means to be a healthy human being and stop relying on the non-effective educational scheme. Let them understand that life is not just about getting a job and falling in line. Rather, life is about discovering your true self and let everything fall into place along that line (you are not an economical animal, you are a spiritual being and creator of your reality).

Stride for knowledge and not settle for belief. Observe, record, read/research and reason. You are everyone you meet. As long as you identify something in them, there is a connection. This helps you with introspection, reflection and projection – growth and development.

Spend more time with loved ones and pay keen attention and utmost respect to each… Enhance each other’s weak points and encourage strong points.

Practice concentration and meditational techniques…an art, craft, science and or discipline. Learn to breathe and think…Learn to feel (listen to your heart, mind, gut) when thoughts become cumbersome.

Take your head out your ass and listen well to people and control your ego… Be fair and optimize righteousness.

Create healthy and conscious alliances. Do not be a “sucker” for the debasing tv shows, cinematography and music (especially promoting lewdness, gender objectification, violence and crude humour – anything that emphasizes entertainment over personal enhancements).

Stay away from commercial consumerism…the snares of capitalism. Pay attention to your personal economy. Pay attention to your needs first…feel the real excitment of spoiling yourself when you deserve to because you have earned the privilege… Seldom makes indulgence special.

Share ideas/exchange innovations/co-relate knowledge at grassroots level among each other so that you can create real solutions and establish real community roots. The communal image is the best “state of the union” – prosperity prospectus.

Do not forget money is secondary, it is the result of mere material transaction – it is always after the fact, treat it as such and not a focal point. People first and paper a conscience later. Paper will come because happy people pay. This way you enjoy  and value your relationship with people and not the paper.

Remember the dollar is like blood in a shark tank and even the sharks get bitten in the frenzy.

Be an enabler of life promoting phylosophy.

That’s that for now.

Marlon Sang/Maali Dsage@product of Jamaica%