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(ThyBlackMan.com) Think about it. You are about to embark, once again, on the impossible dream. You will try to buy a gift for everyone, in the belief that everyone will buy a gift, of at least comparable value, for you. Of course no such thing will happen. Many will not even get you a trinket, and you cannot possibly buy something for everyone. So why even bother with the whole charade?
Half the time, you buy something, anything, simply to cross the person off your list. And heaven forbid, you do not purchase something of “true quality” (meaning much more than you can afford!) for that special someone. Why not show your love, by showing your love, directly. Why enrich OTHERS in order to express YOUR love?
Africans in America, if we were a separate country, our 900 billion dollar total yearly income would make us the eighth largest nation on earth! However, out of every dollar we earn, less than 20 cents is spent with Black businesses, and less than 2 cents is spent on investments. Others circulate their monies (much of it gotten from dollars we spend with them!) multiple times amongst their own. People from every ethnic group on earth are selling everything under the sun to us in our own community, while we often cannot even set foot in theirs.