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Responsibility

No picture in this post because I’m being a little bit lazy but I just wanted to talk about responsibility it takes to stay consistent.

Man, it is hard. I’ve always wondered why people who are in teh media spotlight for whatever their craft is suddenly just disappear, or don’t post as much, don’t market their music, or fall off from creating internet videos, etc. And now I kind of understand it – it takes effort to actually continue to engage. It’s like starting a new hobby, the whole concept of it taking about 21 days for something to become a routine. Well with this it’s completely easy to kill the routine before it starts. I don’t feel like opening up lightroom or taking photos, or editing those photos. Everything sucks and is dreary, life is hard down here and I just don’t feel like doing it.

Procrastinating  though, procrastinating is so much easier to do. I can watch videos on Youtube all day and get nothing day. Sit around, also eat food. Yum, yum, yum, consuming things is so comfortable, so complacent Рso easy.

I always have to remind myself when I start letting myself slip off the wagon that being comfortable means living a life where none of my dreams will be fulfilled. It’s okay to take it easy here and there but never let it become a routine. That’s my responsibility to myself.

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Where is this acceptable?

Camden Bathroom Stall
Walter Rand Station Stall

Location: Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden New Jersey

This is something that I’ve been meaning to capture for a while but wasn’t able to until recently and it always bothers me every time I see it. As the post goes,

Where is this acceptable?

Honestly. This is America, the richest nation in the world yet a bathroom in a public transportation center looks like it belongs in a damn prison. The cherry on top is that it’s in Camden, NJ, an area that has a majority minority population and high drug rates, high crime, even higher poverty, and equal drug abuse. The typical three suspects of course, in fact the tree essentially goes like this.

Poverty

    Drugs
    Crime.

It’s almost like people are being conditioned for a prison environment. With the way the War on Drugs has gone and the policing in innercities, it’s possibly and most likely true that a good percentage of people that have visited this bathroom have already been to jail. More over the jail is a few blocks around the corner. You wouldn’t see this in Princeton, or Far Hills, or Alpine, or Burlington, rr Williamsburg, NYC, or ANYWHERE WITH INCOME THAT’S MODERATELY WELL OFF AND/OR MORE. It’s completely ridiculous.

Camden Bathroom Sinks
Walter Rand Station dirty sinks