You pick a side. You are belonged, liked, and united.
You pick no side. You are an outsider.
You are forced to choose a side.
You have freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition based on America’s First Amendment. You have the right (and privilege) to protest, rebel, and etc.
I respect your decision.
I can compliment you. I can set examples and give stories to you. I can ask questions to you. But I can’t force you to change. I believe you can change one day. But that’s up to you if you’re willing to change.
If Derek Chauvin dies, it won’t stop or end racism.
(My uncle lost my sister’s life. Racism wasn’t involved. It was my own blood and relative. I wanted him dead at the time. 5 years later, my uncle did. No one killed him. He lost his own life. His death never fixed me. It never bought back my sister’s life.)
Death and violence has never solved or ended racism at all.
Look, racism has been going on forever (way before our time). More bloodshed and hatred to humanity.
We live in an imperfect world.
The planet Earth is about 4.5 billion years old.
Earth has witnessed every happening more than us.
What I’ve learned during this COVID pandemic:
It's understanding who people are and making adjustments.
Last November, I began to declutter my material goods. I sold them through FaceBook Marketplace, or I donated them through Goodwill.
I first learned how to declutter from watching Netflix documentary, Minimalism. And reading Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. And reading Greg McKeown’s book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.
My mind was processing. Simplifying my life and other lives interested me. I challenged myself to understand, apply, and execute it.
I started to run a business on junking and hauling.
It did take time for me to pursue it. Because I was afraid of failure.
I watched Minimalism in 2017. I was astonished by it. During the film, one person talking caught my attention: “The average American household has more than 300,000 items.” I was surprised. But I wasn’t ready to declutter any of my possessions at the time.
I backpacked and solo traveled for the first time in 2018. I adjusted and lived their lifestyle. It’s not always about me. There’s more to the world than myself. I visited the Philippines, Spain, and China. I met locals, tourists, travelers, and others. Living an experience is more meaningful and powerful than buying a material good. That’s what I believe. We choose what we spend.
I decided to start my own business on June 2019.
This business can (possibly) work.
America is a consumerism country.
You buy and hoard. You are searching for your happiness. I junk and haul it one day for you. My job is to provide service for you. It’s a cycle. You are what keep the junkers/haulers as for myself at work. We are helping each other. Thank you.
I expect my business to fail along the way. Running a business is tough, or else everyone would be starting a business right away.
We shall see.
I tidy your way.