Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What about your Legacy?!?

The world was all a "Buzz" when reliable sources revealed that Beyonce and Jay Z, finally welcomed their new born daughter Blue Ivy Carter to the world.  Blue Ivy quickly became the #1 trending topic on twitter.  "Is it true?"  "Was Beyonce really pregnant?"  "Did she have a girl or boy?"  "I want to see pictures. " "Beyonce and Jay Z are Illuminati and therefore their baby is too."  These are just a few of the things people were discussing in regards to the delivery of baby Carter.

Yesterday marked the only federally recognized National day of service, and also the day designated to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  However, in my frequent checks of the twitter trending topics, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was NOT found at the top of that list.  Sometimes he wasn't even on the list.  Nor was the word "service" a trending topic on twitter.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man that could arguably be considered the one who changed the "face of America", by being a "Drum Major for Justice", is not worthy to be the #1 topic of discussion on twitter.  He was not worthy, even when so many of twitter users, were probably at home enjoying the day off.

However, Blue Ivy Carter, whose claim to fame is having superstar parents and being the youngest person ever to make the Billboard Music Charts, is worthy of continuous conversation despite not having said one speech (yet alone one word).

What does that say about our priorities?  While Jay Z and Beyonce are at home creating a legacy of their own.  What are we doing in our daily lives, that could create just as much as an impact as their child has on the entire world?

Who do we consider more influential in this day and age,  Baby Blue or Martin Luther King Jr.  I know it is probably not fair to even attempt to compare the two. But, I like to stir the pot.  Like the name of this website states, "Talk is still Cheap".  We talk about everything under the moon, but what ACTIONS are we taking to be a change in the world?  Sometimes we have to take a look at what we are talking about on a daily basis, and compare that to our daily actions.  Are you talking about those creating a legacy of their own, or are you out there creating one yourself?


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