From a Starbucks in Seoul
From a conversation in Vietnam:
White American man: There’s a thing called ‘white guilt’ in the United States.
Vietnamese man: Why is that?
White American man: Because white people feel bad for having ‘white supremacy’.
Vietnamese man: Wait, you mean to tell me white people feel bad for being successful?
White American man: Yeah.
**Everyone in the bar laughs**
I couldn’t make that story up if I tried.
Family, I am passionate about video production. I am passionate about having an experience. I am passionate about sharing those experiences. These things go hand in hand. I have an experience and I film it. I talk about it. I discuss it with random people I do not know on the internet. This is the greatest time to be alive.
What isn’t understood is how people can live in a bubble of victimhood.
“I can’t do anything because i’m a woman! We get paid less than men!”
“I can’t travel to [this country]. They hate black people there!”
“Why couldn’t be born [a certain way]?”
I don’t mind talking to people that have this mindset. I just can’t be friends with them. In my circle of family and friends, I want people with the mindset of a winner. People that are go-getters and not no-getters.
In 2014, for 8 months, I worked from midnight to 6p, Monday through Friday. Worked three jobs and barely had enough money in the bank for groceries; often had around $20 left a month. Being that broke helped me understand people were wrong about money. What do they say, money doesn’t bring happiness? Live how I lived and tell me that again.
I went to the plasma center twice a week making $50. Right now, i’m in South Korea making videos for a client. Oh i’m also live streaming and doing YouTube.
What i’m doing is something that could go away tomorrow. Instead of complaining about a lack of opportunities or what I don’t have right now, I create and prepare.
Those with a victim mentality get left behind.
Many black Americans leave the United States due to justified frustrations. Instead of having the mindset to build and grow, they bring that victim mentality with them. Black Americans are often frustrated overseas because they don’t have “white privilege.”
The foreigners that get frustrated instead of finding a solution never build.
Chinese and Japanese foreigners in Korea legally build businesses here. Koreans get frustrated by them but they don’t march or protest to remove them. They either suck it up or build themselves.
What do westerners do when they feel “inequality” or “white privilege”? They protest and march. Sadly for them, the Koreans don’t care and the Japanese and Chinese are making bank every day.
I often say Koreans are a lot like black Americans: both have older generations that play the victim. Both have a younger generation that has the desire to build. The old generation in both discourages the young from building and tells them to “know their roots” or “know their history”. The young that listen because of culture and “respect for the elders” end up doing nothing. The young that ignores end up being very successful.
Earlier this week, a young man that goes by the name “Punk The God” made headlines. After playing a FT10 (first to 10) set, the person he beat played victim. He did nothing but cry and constantly challenged Punk to a money match, despite losing 10 games to three.
Victim: When someone challenges me to a money match, I challenge them.
Punk: I don’t want your money. I know you don’t pay people. It’s your history. Win a major then ask me for a money match.
People that cry victim do nothing but force others to submit. Real victims use their hardships and turn them into victories.
Until next time, peace and love!