The Thoughts

THE PRESSURES FACED IN A NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENT

There is a saying that I use all the time after years of studying psychology which is: ‘AN ABNORMAL ENVIRONMENT PRODUCES ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR.’ I find this to be absolutely true in life, and especially in the prison system, because the tone is set by the administrators and staff that create and enforce the rules. Although, […]

THE UNIVERSAL SECRET TO THE GREATNESS BURIED WITHIN

By J.C. Riley #288310 Michael Jordan. Nina Samone. Michael Jackson. Oprah Winfrey. There are many names that we can mention. People who have suffered unspeakable events in their lives, irreparable harm, life changing circumstances, and yet have gone on to reshape their lives. There is a scripture that says, “All things work for the Good […]

Correcting a Missed Opportunity

Recently I was selected to be a part of a four-year bachelor’s degree program here at the institution I am presently housed in. Being incarcerated for as many years as myself, many of my associates still have yet to get past that convict mentality. Stuck in time doing them mode, the pressure they put on […]

C. h. o. i. c. e.

“True nobility is in being superior to your previous self” — Hindu proverb Far too many times in our lives have we suffered from not realizing the greatness of choice. In the simplest form, waking up in the morning and choosing to enjoy the blessing of your life, choosing to enjoy the blessing of your […]

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