i’ll accept that when it’s a heart doctor who couldn’t close a suture
i’ll accept that when it’s a lawyer who couldn’t win a case
i’ll accept that when it’s a roller coaster operator eating a sandwich who forgets to turn off the ride and cars fly off the loop-de-loop
but i can’t, i won’t abide imperfect police
it’s as if you’ve forgotten your purpose, but remembered to load your gun. you see yourself as enforcer, as executioner, and your actions aren’t punishable by the same law - the same lies. for every young black man you shoot in the back, for every pregnant woman you slam to the ground, asthmatic man you choke to death, boy’s head you break windows with, my distrust of you grows, shoots up another foot
you, with power over the lives of so many, go home
lay down your killing tools and ask yourself
why you fear so much
Topics: Being disciplined, setting your own deadlines, finishing your project.
Response: Set a goal for three months from now, reach it, set another goal for three months after that, reach that. Keep going till you are done.
There are no shortcuts, and no one can write this book but you.