You are what you make of yourself! The color of your skin has nothing to do with your success in life. The race has nothing to do with income inequality in the 21st century. If you want to succeed you pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get on with your life. Live is too short to feel sorry for yourself or expect people to give you things because you think they owe you something.
And Morgan Freeman sends us the same message.
Two years ago Morgan Freeman appeared on CNN Tonight where host Don Lemon asked him: “Do you think poverty is part of genetics, to answer your question?”
Freeman answered: “No, you can’t say that. I don’t think wealth, personally, I don’t think wealth and genetics have anything to do with each other, actually.”
Freeman elaborated and his answer must’ve had political race hustlers burying their heads, “If you’re born in the U.S., it really doesn’t matter the condition of your birth. What matters is what you inherit from your nurturing, from your environment, whether or not you are — I mean, this is from the standpoint of having been born with little. Here, you can always get out of that. Poverty is just…”
Lemon kept pushing, and asked Freeman does he think race plays a part in wealth distribution, to which Freeman didn’t reply: “Today? No… You and I, we’re proof.”
Lemon persisted, “You don’t?”
“Making [race] a bigger issue than it needs to be is the problem here. Why would race have anything to do with it?” Morgan added. “Put your mind to what you want to do and go for that. It’s kind of like religion to me—it’s a good excuse for not getting there.”
“I was born in Memphis, Tennessee [in 1937],” said Freeman. “I had a long-haul from where I came from, to here. But here we are. So the proof is in — proof of the pudding is in the eating. Here we sit at the dining table.”
Lemon: “But it’s hard to — when you say that to people because they say, ‘Here you go with the pull yourself up by the bootstraps thing. You’re just being respectable. Not everybody can do that.”
Freeman’s response was abrupt: “Bullsh**! Everybody can! “Not that it doesn’t – [take] courage. Courage is the key to life itself. A lot of people were born in situations, I’ll never get out of this. So they won’t. I say to people who say, ‘Well, I would like to have done so and so and so and so.’
“Well, you could have done it. I couldn’t get out of here.”
“Man, the bus runs every day.”
A wise man who “gets it”. Finally some common sense. Morgan Freeman is a brilliant man. After watching this, I see why I have always loved him as an actor. He is an awesome person. If you work hard and you can succeed! It has NOTHING to do with the color of skin, but people want to play that card. It’s not easy, but it is true that the United States is a land of opportunities. The problem is that people think things should come to them instantly.
No matter what color, gender or nationality you are, this is a good lesson for us all. Very inspiring.
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Natalie D. is an American conservative writer! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington.She is a “constitutional conservative”.