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RESISTANCE TO CHANGE

By Richard Ray:   I have never understood people who were resistant to change. More specifically I mean positive change that would allow growth, one bettering themselves or just positive progress in the world as we know it. Let me first acknowledge the obvious, which is as a Person Of Color (POC) in the United […]

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I LOVE MY IMPERFECT LIFE

By Richard Ray:   My life is so far from perfect. Honestly, even people without financial cares would probably admit that no life ever achieves perfection. I have close relationships with loved ones, family and friends that are at times fractured and strained. Often the challenges of serial entrepreneurship minus never having an actual guaranteed […]

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QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

By Richard Ray:   With the very notable exception of cash, quality almost always rules over quantity. We increasingly live in a world where people measure self worth by the number of Facebook Friends, Instagram and Twitter Followers as well as Snapchat views they have accumulated. If you are using the Internet as a business […]

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AFTER THE STORM

By Richard Ray:   I often talk about how lucky and blessed I am in my life. Hell, its such a prevailing theme, my dog is even named Lucky. I am not superstitious or a gambling man. I am not someone that lives a charmed life free of all worries or tribulations. I am someone […]

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FROM TRAGEDY COMES A TRIUMPH (OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT)

By Richard Ray:   Too often my features have started off talking about the divisiveness within the United States. Unfortunately the subject is all too real and needs to be discussed in context of talks of change, greater empathy and social justice for all within the US. However, when tragedy strikes America, like the one […]

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ARGUING WITH IRRATIONAL PEOPLE IS A WASTE OF TIME

By Richard Ray:   I have written before that “Racists are Immune to Logic and Reason.” However, even that generalization can be made to cover a broader spectrum of people. Calling someone a fool is completely subjective and rude. That label and other name calling should be refrained from whenever possible. However, (the perfect transition […]