Struggles with True Success Turns some People Rich Mentally - Quality of Life

Things learned

Hubpages has taught me some valiant lessons, making friends, learning from others, gaining a massive following that is true and real in all ways possible, and I also learned on Facebook that its not just about me. Even though I love to act silly at times, share stupid quotes and all. Sharing has become a number one game changer in the end for us all, and none of my posts really mean anything until I get back into the swing of playing fair there, by sharing the love and support with others.

With all this being spilled here onto the screen I would just like to say thanks too all those of my fellow hubbers who cared to pay me any attention, to spread the love in my direction for whatever reason it may have been.

I'm always going to remember you all for your kindness, your generosity, your care to share for others. Our words mean a lot, they are us in actuality here in hubville, and on FB never never land as they fully represent what our mind is poring out both consciously and subconsciously.


Social status is often associated with clothing and possessions. Compare the foreman with a horse and high hat with the inquilino in picture. Image from 19th century rural Chile.
Social status is often associated with clothing and possessions. Compare the foreman with a horse and high hat with the inquilino in picture. Image from 19th century rural Chile. | Source

Success begins at a very young age

To be all that you can be is what is the most important thing I was taught as a youth, going to a cool place known as the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club, the name really doesn't matter anymore, but let the truth be known that I was touched by such and experience, and it has humbled me in the face of true economic strife, facing adversity during a real struggle to survive with my mother, brother, and stepfather back then.

The strength of the community is what made it happen for me, it empowered me to remain focused and dedicated to a good cause, rather then join in on the chaos in the streets of New York, and that of the drug scene, which was claiming the lives of children, young teenagers, and even adults addicted to them nasty things left and right as well as the innocent.

Social Status in life is the last thing I would ever care to want or think of needing, people who aren't truly real to themselves or that of others, have no idea what they want from life, because true success in my eyes isn't climbing up a social ladder to success, which is in fact based on false pretenses. Instead, it's something that is truly earned from surviving whatever you've been facing at any given moment (Which is like that ever evolving, sliding & revolving door), that is blocking your path to it. Then living to tell the story in the end, no matter what the outcome is, this to me is true success which is neither material based, nor monetary in value.


Some must go through pain to achieve, others learn quickly

Learning the ropes to motivation in life through fitness

Hard work surely does pay off in the end, and the best will make it for sure using pure motivational efforts, seeking advise from those whom are wise, and remaining humble as ever to show others the way, and without forming jealousy, envy, or hate
Hard work surely does pay off in the end, and the best will make it for sure using pure motivational efforts, seeking advise from those whom are wise, and remaining humble as ever to show others the way, and without forming jealousy, envy, or hate | Source

Life experience as a whole

Life today is far better for me, I see things in much more clearer, and brighter ways, the world is our oyster to have and to hold, but also to take delicate care of, and so yes this is and always has been my very premise living in it.

To someday become well known for something huge (Doesn't everyone want to be remembered for great successes in life), to be known as a man who truly cared, who was different from my peers who used to pick on people, bully them, harass them, stealing, stalking them, and even killing others for both survival and for nothing, which is all a total disregard for the living (Thank god for me, I had escaped such wretchedness unscathed like many lucky victims of a dieing system). I knew all of those behaviors were most definitely wrong and not the way to live, so I stayed far from its hateful, and self destructive reality. For me as I grew much older the only way to fully escape it was joining the U.S. Military.


Things learned from that of the Navy Creed :

"Honor, Courage, and Commitment"

"Fair winds and following seas Shipmates"

"Never ever pay attention to that of a Scuttlebutt"



Obverse of medal and ribbon
Obverse of medal and ribbon | Source

Military experiece of success

Joining the military took my life into a definite ultra information loaded zone, and far from any sort of physical or mental instability. Such a transformation from living with mother back at home, to living as a Navy Sailor / Naval Aviator was a huge change of realism, of responsibility on a much more higher standard. Granting me much more wisdom and knowledge to handle pressing issues at hand, and I wasn't complacent at all, and chose my position to lead there as a Petty officer second class of 10 years career level professional experience. (Naval Aviation Electronics Specialist, and Calibrations Expert.)

This was all about earning them military honors and stripes for most people there as so it seemed, and the experience for me however became quite the opposite in all actuality. I dove deep into the information there, and when I say deep I mean knee deep.

The military manuals or publications as they called it when I was still enlisted, became my bible from which I learned to reconfigure that of my mind in ways many have no clue of. So I was elated to have such a privilege to read more manuals then I ever had read before, especially much more then any other books in high school or college combined in them 10 years.

This true learning success story was what has set me on a course of worded powers, and high tech terminology unlike any other, and so I slowly year after year arrived out of such a lonely state of living in a downward spiral due to so much negativity that once felt suffacating and repulsive, which has surrounded every surface I stepped upon. Amazingly and with the blessing of the man upstairs I was able to regain a new composure, and to rise up like a submarine does on a beautiful October day.


The Empire State

Growing up in New York City was tough, and learning how to survive there was even tougher, especially when you don't want to become part of the problems that arose so frequently
Growing up in New York City was tough, and learning how to survive there was even tougher, especially when you don't want to become part of the problems that arose so frequently | Source
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Paving the way to a better future

In order for a person like myself who grew up in an extremely harsh environment, and during that of the 70's, 80's time period, it took a great deal of mind power.This is due to the very well known fact, that growing up in a place such as the South Bronx ("70's the bronx is burning" wikipedia) in New York City, spelled almost sudden doom for most youth back then, and especially during the crack phase when drug dealing was like a rash disease, and kids were getting killed left and right from random gun fire in the street.

You couldn't walk outside a day to feel safe and just felt like you were living in a war zone out there in the Bronx, with burnt abandoned buildings all over the place and it was drug infested. For me it surely was a war zone much of the times. Now, don't get me wrong, not everyone there were criminals, but it felt like as time went onwards more and more people were giving in to trying there hands at criminal activity, and so there was really nowhere too turn to without running into gang related violence, a hellfire of bullets from tech nines, and automatic weapons, and it was no joke!

Fully participating in the good playing of sports such as skateboarding, basketball, table hockey, bowling, billiards, swimming, and running has actually been the means as well to avoid any and all negativity from the outdoor environments I've had experienced living in daily, anywhere from having to dodge bullet's on a skateboard to running for dare life, from bullies in many neighborhoods besides my very own, motivated me to participate even more in sports.


I earned my badges and stripes but it wasn't as important as my education, and meeting good people who cared

Petty Officer Second Class insignia
Petty Officer Second Class insignia | Source

Surviving almost certain defeat

Yes I survived such a battle, but it wasn't easy at all I had to have the inner strength to resist all of the peer pressure at hand, to do something illegal, I had to be determined to use my mind and telekinetic abilities to ward off evil gestures, and whispers in my ears by strangers who were simply lurking to steal from me, to take my money which I didn't have none actually. Most of us in my old neighborhoods were broke like a joke. So living in such a hectic environment as that and surviving it, isn't easy at all no way no how.

Luckily I was fully armed with intelligence, which was handed down to me from the man upstairs, and all the positive influence in my life had come from my grandfather, my mother, my loving and caring dad, and even my step dad joined in on the positive vibes we had been mustering up against the hatred that lurked outdoors helping neighborhood children do good deeds, and learn to have fun in good ways.


Fitness, health and education go hand and hand today!

Some of us even try running marathons all throughout our lives, never to look back or to care to stop in our tracks
Some of us even try running marathons all throughout our lives, never to look back or to care to stop in our tracks | Source

The unseen powers of education spells good health

Education is the primary factor for uplifting anyone's mind up out of the gutter, or from uncovering for them the truth to certain parameters in their lives, that may have been constructed even before they were born, and potentially as a certain mental trap for them.

Ignorance is that trap that has been widely spread amongst the masses of people worldwide, which is easily shown where people are amused into falling for entertainment, far more then fro learning things of true purpose for them. This poses a huge issue with people from all walks of life, and its almost like a true and living bodily decrepit rotting disease.

People who tend to become educated and reeducated all throughout their lives, from youth till old adulthood, are the very ones who tend to fair off better for the most part, and this is a well known proven fact. When true knowledge and active functioning wisdom is applied to most situations within good reason, these potential life challenges, and or dilemma's suddenly appear to become much more manageable. So education helps people to acquire status in life, and it doesn't have to be that of a monetary value at all, but many due indeed focus on such material needs and wants.

The utmost staying powers of knowledge is undeniable visible when any person seeks to try to advance on things, anything in the human domain of things requires us to learn something, and when you unearth the truth from that of the false, your true potential to succeed in life also begins to realize itself.

This is what I've learned about life, from seeking to acquire a good education, and it is the key reason why I've managed to defeat any and all ignorance, negativity, and wrong doing that others may come up with and muster into the environments from which I've walked in, slept in, and experienced all throughout 37 years living.

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peachpurple profile image

peachpurple 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

I had more downs than ups and am still not successful up til today. I guess it takes lots of brainy ability to mark yr way up.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks so very much @peachpurple, life surely does have its ups and its down points, and for some people its all about personal choice, and for others they may not have any choice depending on how harsh a condition they may be in.

Being real is the only sure way to make it in the end, and being mindful of those whom are around you is also key, survival is rough, but using ones mind powers to move around, and maneuver around the game pieces on life's chess board does indeed makes for a smarter much more wiser way to make it, however one may perceive of such experiences for sure.

Thanks for the comment and for sharing with me today.


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Life can deal any of us a low blow at any time. We have a social responsibility to help each other. I think the HP community does that at well as any place I've ever been. Great hub, great thoughts, and I appreciate the sentiment here.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@lrc7815, thanks for reading up on my hub and providing such cool feedback, oh yes we do I agree.

Its so very important to share, to care, and support each other during anytime here on hubpages as in real life when it comes to true real world situation both in the good times and bad ones folks experience for sure.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Mike,

Reading your awe inspiring write here just blows me away at your sheer diligence and choice, no matter the circumstances, to persevere to become the man you are today - one of strong character and integrity in all you do and write. Just amazing. You strive for excellence in every aspect of your life - as is evident in this profound write.

Voted Way up, except funny.

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

God gave me a lot. I had better sow some return. As always, thank you for sharing


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Oh, sharing.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Mhatter99, thank bro for the cool comment and for sharing this hub of mine.

Life is tough indeed, but worth the challenges it poses to us all for sure.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks so much Faith Reaper once again, you are relentless.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. Thanks for sharing this Mike. The road through growing up and getting educated and yes, in cities like NY surviving is a rough and uphill climb. Those of us who have made it to a safe peak are the lucky ones. Blessings must be counted each and every day. Passing this on.


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krbalram 4 years ago from Bangalore

Sometimes life gives you sorrow,sometimes happiness.It is support of people,your social interaction keeps your life smooth.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Hey there @Gypsy Rose Lee, thanks for the cool vote and I'm happy you likes this hub of mine. Yeah where we all grow up isn't a child's choice, and sometimes people land in the worst positions in life at times.

Some folks may not have hope left in their hearts or that of their minds, but it does indeed take a differing element of a higher order for spiritual awakening to set in (Education, religious perspectives and learning, faith), and to see the light of a more positive outlook for sure.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

wow..you've lived life fully, Mike - and are an incredible man for it - you truly are. i do not speak the words lightly.

You have survived, strived - and thrived (my latest hub..lol) - the whole while helping others along the way- never stepping on someone to get ahead of them..

AND - dodging bullets on a skateboard to boot!

wow again...

sharing

have a great sunday!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

You hit the nail on the head when you mentioned education, which is the key. People can take everything from you except education, that's why some would like to make college affordable to the wealthy only. I am very impressed that you forged ahead against the odds. Blessings my friend...


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@krbalram, I like to think of it all as a intense marathon race, where some folks are much more prepared to run, so i love the challenge life presents for sure. Social connections are cool too! as long as they remain positively positive.

Thanks for the cool comment.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@ImKarn23, thnks so much for the kind words of support here on my hub, yes life is rough at times, and I thank god for allowing me to prosper and live on to tell much of these kinds of true stories, because if it helps folks online and however the locate it, then I feel like I accomplished success as a writer for sure.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

I just love all these inspirational videos you have added to this hub, and am sure that they have inspired you to be the positive, energetic person that you have become. Voted up. I wish you continued and even greater success.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Excellent addition of the interesting videos. "Cool Beans." God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Millionaire Tips, Thank you so much for taking the time out to visit my hub here and provide me such a cool comment, that was very thoughtful of you.

Yeah I found those videos to be the best success story style of Vid's and I hope it can help others to see such a light that they're all shining on the world today.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@Faith Reaper, thanks Faith I had to add them Videos or else my hub would have been absent of the Billionaire potential, and that's where I aim to reach today, wish me luck!

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