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Thoughts from Ross Kemp on Gangs

Watching Ross Kemp on Gangs and some very eloquent, hardcore South African gangsters. The most successful ones appear as crafty and strategically innovative as anyone would be in achieving success in any other line of work. 

It was also interesting to see how boxing is used to keep children away from gang life. Martial arts to me is spiritual, a way to channel our natural aggression in a positive manner into disciplined and focused activity. It facilitates both mental focus and physical mastery.

We can become great at anything we put our time and dedication into… especially if we start early in life. The earlier we start, the more experience and progression we can achieve.

Article ( – Bullying and Long Term Effects

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

Also, it’s important to think about how perceived “bullying” is framed psychologically by the child. One should not build a habit of seeing themselves as “victims”, but rather find ways to build strong self-esteem, take responsibility for their own well-being, and not be affected adversely but such psychological affronts.

Easier said than done, but as we learn later in life, the only one thing we really have control over is our way of thinking, and we will need to continually overcome even more difficult challenges in life in order to grow and learn. Speaking from experience, seeing myself in the frame of being a victim in the past did nothing for my personal development and growth.

Empower yourself early in life, take every challenge as a learning experience rather than a defeat.