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The Hook-up Made Us Broke Down

Getting the hook-up is something many of us look forward to. When we get items or services for free, we feel like we’ve edged a step forward. However, despite what we believe, that step forward is shortlived and reckless. When Master P wrote that famous song in the mid 1990’s “I Got the Hook-Up, Holler Of Ya Hear Me”, we misinterpreted what he was saying. He was trying to explain to us that he can hook you up, but for a charge. Somehow we misunderstood “the hook-up” to being something of “getting over”.

In our communities we relish on the fact of being hooked up. We befriend folks to get free food out of restaurants, free services on cable and even free information from books. What we fail to realize is the circulation of money in our community is what we gravely desire. Having a non-profiting business in our communities only means less tax revenue, less jobs and less opportunities. Seeking a hook-up from any business in your neighborhood can mean a business closing and increased crime. Supporting each other financially is the REAL “hook-up”. Contributing to the success of someone in your circle, only means your circle will be more powerful, more stable and better connected, making you the true beneficiary!

In my businesses, I found my toughest customers to be those who knew me personally. Those were the ones who expected the falsified “hook-up” but that meant food out of my family’s mouth. People who claim to love each other support each other. What I am saying is, when we want to be given a hand-out, we disrupt the natural flow of economics. When something is given for free, true community prosperity suffers and at that very moment is when the “hook-up” stops.

Circulating money within our homes and community should be our ultimate goal. This is when we are able to sustain. If ya hear me, start the hook-up. If you don’t, you can expect failed economics to arrive at your own doorstep; making your home not “hooked up” but instead broke down.

Professor Devin

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2010 9:16 pm

    this article is on point in properly educating people.

    there are new ways to stay paid and stay educated. join the cycle!

  2. July 14, 2011 12:40 am

    Absolutely on point. I’ve always ascribed to this same point. I understand trying to make things happen gets hard. But I would never ask anyone to do anything for free because I appreciate their skill and what they bring to the table. You want your people to be successful and they can’t do it without finance.

  3. January 13, 2012 3:31 pm

    Share this everyone A must to be Hear!!!

  4. Henrietta Turnquest permalink
    March 25, 2013 10:09 am

    How do we get this on Face Book?

  5. Dr. Steve Thomas permalink
    March 26, 2013 10:56 am

    Your views are narrow-minded, a little truth mixed with falsehood. WE (people who are poor)
    need avenues for start up capital, venues to apply themselves to with determination and people support, community bulding, take the drug money and bulld your communities back.
    Good luck with your books.

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