5. The World Is A Dangerous Place.
Telling kids to look both ways before they cross the street is good advice. But, explaining to them the dangers of automobiles & reckless drivers paints a more vivid picture of the level of caution they’ll need. Life is much more difficult than a handful of clichés & “what if’s” would have you to believe. Kids should be ready for anything, early.
Reference: Streetz R Death Row by Tupac Shakur
4. Avoid No-Good Women.
Without getting unnecessarily heavy on a Monday morning, the first woman, Eve, lied & deceived her mate (as well as God). If she’s capable of such untrustworthy actions, then there’s no limit to the possibilities of her ancestors. If nothing else, when the time’s right, choose wisely.
Reference: T.N.B. by Penthouse Players Clique
(Editor’s note: This applies to men as well, just flip-flop a few things.)
3. Be Successful At All Costs.
Actually it’s more like “get rich or die trying,” but the same theory still holds true. Success & wealth are generally defined by one’s material possessions. This is not only sad, but it’s true. Too bad ambition isn’t taught in classrooms or during summer camp.
Reference: “Rob Me A…” by Freddie Gibbs
2. Stay Away From Drugs.
When I was a kid, there was the D.A.R.E. program, which taught the kids about the drugs in the community
that they’d one day be selling to each other. Most didn’t listen, but the effort was there, regardless. These days, kids don’t know the difference between random types of drugs. All they know is that their very cool uncle & big brother get high, if you smell my cologne.
Reference: Tales From The Crackside by K-Solo
1. Take Care Of Yourself.
Nutrition & good hygiene are learned behaviors. Most kids don’t know how detrimental Red Dye No. 5 (or whatever number it is) is, for example. Also, mental stability is just as important. Life is only as good as it’s quality. Unfortunately, that lesson gets lost in all the bright lights & broken dreams of just trying to survive.
Reference: Food, Clothes, Shelter by dead prez