Ocie Wright Jr. (August 7, 2012)
It’s funny how I find humor now in things that used to upset me. I don’t know if I’m just past a point of not caring or that I’ve just matured over the years to realize that I’m the only one in control of my temper and emotions. I sit now and watch how people seem to care about each other but only see the faults in one another. I try to do good and consciously be aware of what is in my mind at the time I face a situation so that I don’t over react to something that isn’t a serious or important matter to me. Strange times have passed in my life since I was innocent in the ways of indirect insinuation. I have seen death, birth, war and peace, depression, happiness, sorrow, and so many other things that are hard to describe without bringing up memories I have tried so hard to forget. I’m living in a world where emotions are shunned and only violence is respected, where your word carries more weight than actual money, where homies and family are perceived to be one and the same to some, but aren’t honored as such. Strange times have passed in my short three decades in this world. But being able to mature and control my emotions in such a situation as the one I’m presently in is an accomplishment I’m proud to have achieved.