#Winning By: Eric Blair
[Noun] The act of a person or thing that wins.
[Adjective] That wins; successful or victorious, as in a contest.
Most of you guys might be familiar with this current popular saying called “Winning;” those of you that’s not too familiar with this term, youtube “Charlie Sheen, winning.”
Back to those of you guys that are “winning” nowadays when in actuality no one is actually winning. We all are in the ninety-ninth percentile group of Americans whom is the everyday man as known as “the working man.” How can anyone be winning when we’re living in fear each day whenever it comes to lay offs, foreclosures, poor educational systems, crime rate, and the fear drums on. That’s not winning to be living in fear. There isn’t anything winning about trying to keep up with these media stars. There are too many people who believe these stars are winning because they’re in the one percent group of wealthy Americans. There isn’t anything winning about spending your last few dollars and cents on clothing, bottles, women, purses, diamonds, cars, well you get there drift. There isn’t anything winning about living check to check but you can find money for marijuana. There isn’t anything winning about spending five hundred dollars for a weave or hairstyle but your electric is off; now that’s sexy. There isn’t winning about being a social network superstar; get a life, there is a world outside your computer. No one is winning by hating or discriminating against one another, we’re humans not crabs. There isn’t anything winning in killing one another or “catching bodies,” life is too short for that nonsense. You’re not winning if you’re following the lead of Lil Wayne to Charlie Sheen; an early death is coming your way. There isn’t anything winning about having the best dress child in their class but he or she doesn’t know how to read but they do know that new Lil Wayne song, I’m guess that’s winning.
There are over a dozen threats each day in the lives of the ninety-ninth percentile group of Americans but there are too many people who dares to utter they’re “winning” with the most fatuous endeavors. Too many people numb their real problems that are there in front of their faces with substances to appear as if they’re winning. Instead of winning with antics that are backed by nonsense how about following your dreams, being yourself, learning more, saving money, investing, loving your fellow man, teaching the youth to build for their future, or just appreciating life; now that’s winning in my book. Until everyone understands what their true problem really is and find the road to becoming part of the one percentile group of Americans that are wealthy; there will always be people losing in the disguise of winning.