Name: We can do better.
Comments: When will Charlotte nightlife move past the “Grown and Sexy” were all rich balling bullsh*t? Take a look around folks the majority of black folks live nothing of the like. We have become so disconnected from reality and our culture its sad. I personaly have already moved on from hip-hop, it has no reflection of actual life. Hopefully the people and this city will wake up soon and make efforts to regain some culture.
Dear We can do better,
I started feeling the way you feel several years ago. I could see the writing on the wall and what I started doing was avoiding events that had “grown and sexy,” or any other variation of that term, unknown models, cars, jewelry, or anything else like that on the flyers. I began distancing myself and eventually cutting people out of my life that were to materialistic or didn’t have values that were close to my own. I’m not the type of person who waits around for other people to make me comfortable. If I’m unhappy, then I’m going to do what I need to in order to make myself happy and that’s advice that I think we should all subscribe to.
The bottom line is that this is one of those times that the change that needs to be made is with in you if you want to maintain your sanity. Make it a point to support the events that you feel represent you and if you don’t feel there are any or enough events then consider hosting/promoting the kind of events that you feel the city needs.
As far as the events that you’re writing about, avoid them. Remember, different strokes for different folks.
The great news is that everything is cyclical and eventually people will get tired of the crazy materialistic imagery and it will no longer be profitable. They’ll also realize that the cost of trying to live a lifestyle they can’t afford isn’t worth it. After all, how many “things” can you own before it gets old?
The bad news is that we’re not there yet. We’ll probably have to deal with a few more seasons of Basketball and Football Wives, as well as Love and Hip hop before people get tired of watching other people “pretend” to live the “good” life and decide to put in more work towards making their dream lives come true.
I hope that you being able to vent was helpful and I hope that I was able to help you out a little bit too. You’re not alone with how you feel. You’re just one of the few who are willing to stand up and say something about it.
Thank you for your question and have a Happy New Year!