Here’s what to expect about myself, my writing, and future projects

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Hey, what’s up, everyone! Welcome to my Medium page!

It’s here you will find my personal writing and my love for the spoken word. I’m a generalist style writer which means I don’t have a specific topic niche. I write about the things that I’m passionate about.

However, in general, I focus mainly on social issues, but I have been venturing into finance, sexual empowerment, and gaming recently.

Don’t worry if that seems overwhelming. I’m here to have a good time through wordplay. Follow along and enjoy the ride with me!

Besides my writing, you will also find information on who I am, personally, outside the world of content writing. …


Homeownership has become a battle-line between wealth and poverty

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“A nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much and so many have so little.”

— United States Senator, Supporter of Social Welfare,

Bernie Sanders

“Socialism violates at least three of the Ten Commandments: It turns government into God, it legalizes thievery and it elevates covetousness. Discussions of income inequality, after all, aren’t about prosperity but about petty spite. Why should you care how much money I make, so long as you are happy?”

— American Commentator and Media Host, Supporter of Classic Capitalism,

Ben Shapiro

The Inequality Of Housing

For many people, homeownership is a lifelong dream. The fabled fantasy of owning your own roof, your own land, and a family to call your own living within it. Despite how minor it may sound, it’s one of the greatest moments of human existence. The pride of simply owning a home…and the generational wealth that comes with it. …


Educate your daughter about sexuality…or someone else will

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Photo by Negative Space from Pexels

The “Talk”

After the outrageous, misogyny-laden outcry against rappers Cardi B and Meg The Stallion, I have noticed a really disturbing trend amongst black men. In their viral hit song “WAP” (Wet Ass Pussy), many men were quick to decry their fellow women sluts and whores for listening to such a lust-filled song.

Why are so many of these guys so damn concerned with control over a woman’s body?

But more worrisome was the fact that there seems to be a certain emphasis on young women. …


America has lost its unity — and it may never come back

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Image — Bankrate

On the eve of election day, my social media is in chaos. Everyone is lining up and casting their vote for who should control the most powerful office in modern society. Everyone is drawing the line in the sand and attacking each other with hot fire due to political differences. There is no more listening and empathizing with each other.

Everyone is desperate to feel right in their choices…and ignoring the reality of everybody else. People have become so desperate to have their opinions become absolute facts, at the cost of the people around them.

This election cycle has fueled the greatest division of modern America thus far and it’s certainly going to get worst. This year has already gone to shit due to the onslaught of the pandemic. The health crisis it has created was already an extremely divisive issue for everyday people. However, as time goes by, it has become increasingly clear that’s there is an even greater pandemic at work here. …


Death threats, misogyny, and entitlement towards those that don’t deserve it

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Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels

“Society has a problem with female nudity when it is not packaged for the consumption of male entertainment. Then it becomes confusing.”

— Singer/Songwriter, Erykah Badu

As a man among men, I get the privilege to navigate my day without much trouble. I can wear whatever I want, do whatever I want, and be the man I want to be as long as it’s not illegal.

(Ignoring the fact that I’m black. That’s a topic for another day).

If I want to take off my shirt and reveal my body to the world, you won’t hear much of a fuss. In fact, I’ll either receive praise, some hilarious commentary, or maybe even a meme or two if I’m lucky. …


It’s not about gender politics, but the power of social identity

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Image ViaLydia Ortiz — Teen Vogue

She/Her/They/Him/We

I have seen these pronouns many times throughout my life, but I have never stopped and considered how impactful they really are. While I have written on sexual identity on previous occasions, one thing I have rarely considered is the importance of these pronouns.

And that has forced me to realize something profound. Despite writing so much about many social topics, I have never stopped and considered what these pronouns actually mean to me.

Recently, the latest Call of Duty and Assassins Creed released, sequels to top-gaming franchises, and for the first time, they both included character options that expanded beyond the normal scope of male and female gender identity. Honestly, it’s a bit surprising considering how male-dominated those gaming franchises can be, but it’s a symbol of the times. …


The opinion of others is a poor metric of happiness

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Photo by Dane Deaner on Unsplash

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection.”

— Lecrae

Early in my writing career, I would constantly seek out permission for everything I would do.

I would consult my associates for their permission to write every article.

Each idea I came up with would require some sort of permission — an external voice that said it was okay for me to pursue this or that.

Over and over again, I would fall into the same loop.

  • Think of a potentially productive idea
  • Ask for the permission of those around me. …


The lesson of not taking yourself too seriously, even if you’re a billion-dollar company

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On December 12, 2019, Microsoft announced the latest in its long line of money-making consoles, the Xbox Series X. Immediately, the console drew an incredible amount of attention and the internet took notice. Not because of it’s stellar technological performance, but because it was the most “box” like-designed Xbox that they have created thus far.

The internet, quickly and savagely, took aim at this design and unleashed the full force of their photoshopping power. Not even a full 24 hours after the announcement, the memes came swiftly. …


Stop trying to do better and just do it

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Photo by Frank Marino on Unsplash

It took me way too long to launch my personal YouTube channel, and mostly, that’s because I became my own worst enemy. I hate to admit it, but I wasted way too much time trying to optimize every single aspect of the process.

Eventually, my desire for optimization led to outright perfectionism. If it didn’t reach my unrealistically high expectations, I would either rework it or throw it out. This habit started off small, at first, then it devolved into a full-blown obsession.

And thus, I waited months for putting out my first real piece of content due to perfection and over-optimization. …


Actually, it could work to your advantage

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Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash

“The successful warrior is the average man with laser-like focus.” — Bruce Lee

The Pursuit Of Greatness

Everybody wants to be successful. You’re constantly reminded of that fact. It’s often difficult to separate yourself from the desire to chase success in its many forms. Social media is crammed with regular people that want to become something more. The internet space is saturated with success gurus that want more than just your time — they demand your attention.

Then there is you. A little fish in the unwelcoming sea. You want to be successful too, right? The problem is, who are you really? …

About

Dayon Cotton

I write dope articles about social issues, life lessons, and living a better life, dayon1020@gmail.com, Follow My Twitter! @dayoncotton00, Active Duty US Navy

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