So, I'm an avid sports fan, Go Steelers! (Well, maybe not all sports, but definitely basketball & football.) One thing that urks me to no end is athletes making dumb decisions, especially Black male athletes. This brings me to the title of this post: "You Can't Take Everybody with You."
No one understands the truth in this saying more than Mike Vick. Mike Vick was on top of the world, starting QB for the Falcons & cuz his homies/boys/posse was still 'living that life' HIS ass ended up in jail. He's not the only one, there are countless others. Professional athletes get paid zillions of dollars to play sports all day, ery day & they still wanna hang out in the clubs with their boys all night (DeSean Jackson). Nah, you got too much to lose. They wanna meet up with random HO-fessionals on Twitter & can't remember all their kids names (Antonio Cromartie). Nah, you got too much to lose. Their dads try to sell them to the highest bidder despite the fact that slavery ended 200 years ago AND it's an NCAA violation (Cam Newton). Nah, you got too much to lose. They wanna bring guns up in the club then shoot themselves in their own thigh then go to jail for 2 years (Plax). Nah, you got to much to lose.
The moral of the story: yes, always remember where you come from & the people who knew you when. But, you can't take EVERYbody with you, some people might have to stay home; after all, you got too much to lose.