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A New Low in American Pop Culture

The 2020 Superbowl half-time show is an exercise in depravity

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The forthcoming Superbowl half-time show will exhibit the bottomless pit of American pop culture. The National Football League (NFL) has succumbed to gutter music by booking Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. Many wokesters and jubilant progressives regard this news as a landmark event highlighting aspects of black culture. However, is this even remotely the case?

Collectively, these individuals have racked up long rap sheets, including weapons charges, domestic violence charges, felony drug possession, assault charges, street gang activity, and racketeering, and have been accused of murder, attempted murder, and mayhem.

Their works are laced with words such as bitc*, pimp, motherf*****, ho, and the N-word in its various forms, but you can bet the prime time versions will be sanitized or said so fast that the typical viewer won’t know what was said.

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Far From a Great Moment

When did rhymes which highlight violence, greed, hate, bullying, narcissism, and hedonism take center stage in the American music scene? When did the NFL shift from its previous standard of conservatism and family? “The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dre proclaimed. The ensemble half-time show will be an “unforgettable cultural moment.”

It might well be an unforgettable ‘cultural’ moment, but it is not an admirable moment for the National Football League or the United States of America. Even with the introduction of deaf rappers, the show is an unmistakable sign of social and cultural rot; the triumph of depravity.

Actually, the NFL long ago caved to the Left. Still, the situation is heartbreaking as 7, 8, and 9 year-olds across America and around the world will be watching. One can only imagine the long term impact on children and on society of having such garbage socially sanctioned by one of the nation’s most prominent institutions, and on display to the world’s largest TV viewing audience.

The Sordid Effects

Rap has a pronounced ill effect on children who listen to it. Consider the findings published in Pediatrics from the American Academy of Pediatrics: “The effect that popular music has on children’s and adolescents’ behavior and emotions is of paramount concern.”

“Lyrics have become more explicit in their references to drugs, sex, and violence over the years, particularly in certain genres… exposure to violence, sexual messages, sexual stereotypes, and use of substances of abuse in music videos might produce significant changes in behaviors and attitudes of young viewers.”

Here’s the message for parents: it is rational to believe that listening to rap ‘music’ will increase a youngster’s propensity to engage in violence or at least desensitize him to the effects of violence. As parents, can we allow this to happen to our kids? Why let an industry that does this to our children continue to flourish?

Hum that Tune?

Consider your own adolescent and teen age years. Many people can associate songs with a boyfriend or girlfriend from decades ago. They can remember what they were doing at the time a song was popular. Now imagine listening to lyrics laced with profanity, or that glorify misogyny or violence.

What level of viciousness is necessary to write, record, produce, and distribute such products? Beyond being crude, vulgar, and non-melodious, rap doesn’t help engender memories.

When you were in grade school, high school, or college, the tunes you listened to served as memory hooks – emotional markers that highlighted the times of your life. You likely can recall a favorite song, if not several, from your school years, recite the verses, and engender distant, pleasant recollections. Tuneful, melodic songs can evoke powerful memories.

What will today’s kids have to recall, musically, as they proceed through the decades ahead? Clever, lowbred lines from DaBaby, Polo G, or Lil Uzi Vert? Will anybody hum those tunes? Will such tunes play at anyone’s wedding?

Bereft and Barren

Are two friends, who meet in 30 or 40 years hence, going to reminisce over a rap ‘song’? Are the clamorous, pounding, obnoxious verses going to invoke memories worth carrying to the end of one’s days?

Make no mistake, the NFL is legitimizing lyrical pornography, shoving it at us and essentially saying, we’re hip, we’re cool, we’re progressive, and you should be too.

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Jeff Davidson is the world's only holder of the title "The Work-Life Balance Expert®" as awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is the premier thought leader on work-life balance, integration, and harmony. Jeff speaks to organizations that seek to enhance their overall productivity by improving the effectiveness of their people. He is the author of Breathing Space, Simpler Living, Dial it Down, and Everyday Project Management. Visit www.BreathingSpace.com for more information on Jeff's keynote speeches and seminars, including: Managing the Pace with Grace® * Achieving Work-Life Balance™ * Managing Information and Communication Overload®



 
 
 

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Bite-Sized Motivation

The insights or wisdom we need to get us going often don’t have to be more than a few words

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I’ve spoken to 1075 audiences at conventions, conferences, and meetings, and have had the opportunity to hear probably 800 other speakers as well.

The insights, perspectives, or wisdom we need, to get us going often don’t have to be more than a few words. Here are 52 of my own six word “speeches,” drawn from my keynotes and breakout session on the topic of work-life balance. Some of these likely will resonate with you:

Choose from what you already have.
Everyone needs breathing space, especially you.
Information overload obscures meaning and relevance.
Deep breathes are essential for well-being.

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Make every day an organized day.
Allow your natural rhythms to rule.
Stay confident and in control daily.
Manage your time, manage your life.

Slow down to plot your course.
Look for the best in others.
Make yourself indispensable on the job.
Compete with yourself, not with others.

Learn to take control of today.
Manage your time to make time.
Take control of your desk clutter.
You’re the best when you’re fresh.

Do something to take control now.
Major projects often require a jumpstart.
Methodically pare down your paper piles.
Don’t attempt too much at once.

Evaluate your situation and what’s important.
Narrow your priorities to stay focused.
Avoid making promises you can’t keep.
Learn to embrace your many talents.

Take the time to become organized.
Become aware of how you react.
Arrange your space; help isn’t coming.
Manage the flat surfaces in life.

Periodically challenge yourself to perform better.
Take long, deep breaths as needed.
Reclaim your places, spaces, and graces.
Start big projects well in advance.

Don’t rush the truly important things.
Make the best use of today.
Schedule accordingly: plan for your future.
Be kind, cut yourself some slack.

Opportunity knocks, but are you answering?
Conventional wisdom has diminishing value.
When practical, substitute time for money.
The market for top talent lives.

The self-reliant survive and thrive.
Leadership requires forethought and super-vision.
Learn from and capitalize on mistakes.
Firmly face the future with confidence.

“Now” holds a lot of opportunity.
Control but don’t curb your enthusiasm.
Treading water won’t propel you forward.
Have you ever really tested yourself?

Life goes on; do your best.
Continually seek out the higher ground.
Luck is distributed evenly, but disguised.
You must be doing something right.

 


 

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Work-Life Balance in Your Life

It the ability to experience a sense of control and to stay productive and competitive at work while maintaining a happy, healthy home-life

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Work-life balance (WLB) is the ability to experience a sense of control and to stay productive and competitive at work while maintaining a happy, healthy home-life with sufficient leisure. WLB, also referred to by some as work-life harmony, work-life shift, work-life blend, work-life effectiveness, or work-life integration, requires focus and awareness despite seemingly endless tasks and activities competing for our time and attention.

Work-life balance entails having what I call “breathing space” for yourself each day, feeling a sense of accomplishment while not being consumed by work, and having an enjoyable domestic life without short-changing career obligations. WLB is rooted in whatever fulfillment means to you within the course of a day and a week, and however many years you have left in your life.

Supporting Disciplines

Several disciplines support work-life balance though, individually, none are synonymous with work-life balance:

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1) Self Management

Sufficiently managing one’s self can be challenging, particularly in getting proper sleep, exercise, and nutrition. Self-management is the recognition that effectively using the spaces in our lives is vital, and that life, time, and available resources are finite. It means becoming captain of our own ship; no one is coming to steer for us.

2) Time Management

Effective time management involves making optimal use of your day and the supporting resources that can be summoned – you can only keep pace when your resources match your challenges. Time management is enhanced through appropriate goals and discerning what is both important and urgent, versus important OR urgent. It entails understanding what you do best and when, and assembling the appropriate tools to accomplish specific tasks.

3) Stress Management

By nature, societies tend to become more complex over time. In the face of increasing complexity, stress on the individual is inevitable. More people, noise, and distractions, independent of one’s individual circumstances, require each of us to become more adept at maintaining tranquility and being able to work ourselves out of pressure-filled situations. Most forms of multi-tasking ultimately increase our stress, while focusing on one thing at a time helps decrease stress.

4) Change Management

In our fast-paced world, change is virtually the only constant. Continually adopting new methods, adapting old, and re-adapting all methods is vital to a successful career and a happy home life. Effective change management involves offering periodic and concerted efforts so that the volume and rate of change at work and at home does not overwhelm or defeat you.

5) Technology Management

Effectively managing technology requires ensuring that technology serves you, rather than abuses you. Technology has always been with us, since the first walking stick, spear, flint, and wheel. Today, the rate of technological change is accelerating, brought on by vendors seeking expanding market share. Often you have no choice but to keep up with the technological Joneses, but rule technology, don’t let it rule you.

6) Leisure Management

The most overlooked of the work-life balance supporting disciplines, leisure management acknowledges 1) the importance of rest and relaxation, 2) that “time off” is a vital component of the human experience, and 3) that one can’t indefinitely short-change leisure without repercussions. Curiously, too much of the same leisure activity, however enjoyable, can lead to monotony. Thus, effective leisure management requires varying one’s activities.

Entirely Achievable

Achieving work-life balance does not require radical changes in what you do. It is about developing fresh perspectives and sensible, actionable solutions that are appropriate for you. It is fully engaging in life with what you have, right where you are, smack dab in the ever-changing dynamics of your existence.

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