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Turning a negative into a positive

Take A Moment
Take a moment

“Sometimes life throws us a curve here and there and we may feel that we are all alone.

Yet we are not. Always look around you and find something positive from your struggle. Take a moment and look at the positive of the situation. Learn from your mistake and next time make it better. ”




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Feed Back!


This was how my blog looked when I started back in 2009.


One thing out of the many, that makes me really happy is when my fellow bloggers/readers leave me feedback.

It makes my writing have value. Now, I do know sometimes, what I may say or write may make sense to some, if not all. Yet, the idea of someone actually taking the time to read what I have written and comment on my article, flip, is very special to me.

Many Bloggers, do not take the time to say, thank you.

Thank you………

This makes me very humble and gives me the motivation to write.

So if you are reading my tweets, or looking at my post in Facebook, or G+ or even if you see what I have flipped in “Azul”.

Thank you.

I will see you tomorrow…….

The Poor American dot Com.



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Anger, why do we hate so much?

Anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong. Anger can be a good thing. It can give you a way to express negative feelings, for example, or motivate you to find solutions to problems. But excessive anger can cause problems.

Anger and Aggression – American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association
Anger, negativity, shutting down, unproductive
“Usually, my blog is based on positive things, never anything negative. This morning, after I spend a good 90 minutes reading my emails and the social media I follow, it struck me to see why do we hate so much?”
It is sad when you see so much hatred being reported. It saddens me more when the average person cannot speak their opinion  without being hateful.

I give you some examples:

  • Facebook – How many time, have you received a post of  someone in dire stress (a child sick, an animal injured, or a personal quote) to be instructed if you do not reply to the post evil, horrible things will come your way.
  • Twitter – You have also seen them there as well. What really strike me odd, when other twitter followers go after each others in an angry, hurtful, negative way.
  • Bloggers- Is okay, to express your opinion. It’s okay to say, I do not like or enjoy this. Follow it with a valid reason why and encourage your readers to leave their opinions as well. Agree to disagree. What is not okay to report your one-sided view and state it as news.It is not news, it called an editorial.

What really concern me is the hatred we have for one another. I really truly understand we can not like everything. We are all different. That is the way we were made. When I took Logic in college, the first thing I learned was to differentiate between an opinion, a fact, and a hasty generalization.

In my opinion, I believe that is how the world sees itself. The world like to hastily generalize everything it sees. If you are not in agreement with an action, you have a problem. You are ignorant, and if you get offended you react with anger instead of finding a hospitable solution to the situation at hand.

There is too much hate in this world. Everyone hates everyone. No want to understand or see the other person point of view. No one wants to validate the reason. Everyone wants to be right and nobody wants to be wrong.

Everyone wants to be called an “American”, but no one knows what the real meaning of being an American is. And let me give you a hint, it has nothing to do, with the colored of your skin, your religious belief, the political party you are affiliated with.

Being an American, it’s accepting change, diversity, freedom from opposition. Is unity, compassion, equal representation, is the knowledge of acceptance we are the people, we are one nation, we are all American. No one is less or superior to anybody. This is a great melting pot of people of different cultures, sharing, embracing their knowledge for the greater good of humanity.

“Sorry, If I offended anyone today. I was just exercising my right of freedom of speech.”


Cristina Roskoff-Harris


The Poor American