It’s not all about gifts and the money you make


“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
— Writer/Activist, Maya Angelou —

American Christmas is a time for many things — most of them involve spending obscene amounts of money for the people in our lives. Whether it’s buying the latest electronics…

It’s also the most painful love we will ever experience

Mac Miller’s Self-Care Wallpaper (Credit goes to his record label and team)

“It ain’t perfect but I don’t mind
’Cause on the surface I know so fine
But really I’m bugging, bugging
Making something out of nothing”

— Rapper/Songwriter, Mac Miller —

My first real love in life wasn’t with my parents, sadly — I was in love with my addictions.


Our academic mentors are not political puppets — they are doing their best during a terrible health crisis

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“It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men. “

–Activist/Author, Frederick Douglass

My teachers have saved my life more than the Avengers have ever saved the world.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that.

Because, unlike the Avengers, my teachers are real-life superheroes that are responsible…

There’s nothing shameful about supporting women as a guy

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Like many men, I too, thought feminism was a bit gross.

As a young adult, it seemed like women were always blaming men for something in some form or fashion. Throughout my life, I have seen it.

However, as I have grown older and wiser, I now realize feminism doesn’t…

Life is a downer these days, but we can’t allow negativity to bring us down

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“Life’s a bitch. Get the best of her.”

The “poor me” attitude is rampant in today’s modern world — everyone wants to play the victim.

And you know what? Being the victim is actually pretty nice.

Especially with the advent of social media, being a victim is actually pretty awesome.

Dayon Cotton

I write dope articles about social issues, life lessons, and living a better life,, Follow My Twitter! @dayoncotton00, Active Duty US Navy

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