So, I think that the world is going crazy. From the weather related hurricanes to the politically created hurricanes, the world is going crazy. Recently, I heard Mr. Trump say that only 16 lives were taken in Puerto Rico, and it wasn’t that bad. I wonder how the parents, children, siblings, neighbors, friends, co-workers, or community members feel about the loss of one of their own. As I have stated in previous blogs, I only had one mother, and when she died, the word bad is too finite to describe what I felt, and still feel. So, these are my thoughts. I think that as poor people, we are used as pawns in a rich man’s game that not only guarantee his profits, but also ensure that he will remain rich, and we will remain poor. I think that the vast majority of Huemans (you know I had to do that) are legitimately working towards bettering their lives, but it seems impossible when the world makes you feel like it’s trying to bury you beneath it. I think that the pressures of poverty are so overwhelming, that many people will do just about anything to no longer be poor again. Yes, that’s what I think. I think that the time has come for us to create our own way. This is my challenge. Let’s call this the Hueman Challenge. I challenge you to help someone without seeking anything in return. I challenge you to befriend someone because you know that they need a friend. I challenge you to help someone in your community eat tonight without taking a selfie with them in pursuit of praise. I challenge you to physically clean up your neighborhoods for no reason other than you want it to look nice for everyone. I challenge you to say a different prayer tonight. Pray for those that you don’t know from a pure place in your heart. I challenge you to do something different. I know that I am. In fact, this is different for me. Different is scary because it’s unfamiliar. I challenge you to be the person that you wished you knew. I challenge you, if you can do this, to break out your grill, and open your yard to the community for conversation, laughs, and who knows, maybe even love. I challenge you to be better. I challenge me to be better. I challenge U.S. to be better. Because in all honesty, I’ve had enough. Side note, what’s going on to members of the LGBTQ community in Mississippi is WRONG! Just because you don’t understand someone, it doesn’t give you permission to mistreat or judge them! They are my brothers and sisters, and when they hurt, I do too. Let’s be better versions of ourselves, and change the world. Until next time, PEACE!