A couple great minds over the past year have been reinforcing the necessity of knowledge of self to me. And not the cool packaged kind for $19.95, or whatever–no, real knowledge of self. The kind that only develops after innumerable hours of researching, dialogue, and reflection. These great minds took the time to remind me that other avenues taken in the interest of liberation have not worked, and are simply not the answers. And yet, these are the same avenues we continue to push for. Why?
Most teachers and leaders offer no truly sensible solutions, no new information, and no direction. The same propaganda has been promulgated for decades but has yet to bring about that highly sought after change. Followers are encouraged to listen, buy products and lend their support, yet they fail to help cultivate the seeds of critical thinking and objective analysis that lie dormant in most of our minds–rendering our conversations fruitless and actions futile at our own expense. Which in itself should make you question whose interests they are really serving.
The change that many of us are looking for cannot be made within this current system. It is against its very nature. This system is not one that respects humanity, it dehumanizes and devalues. Our worth is measured by what we have, not who we are. The solutions will come once we all achieve the same level of understanding of what it is we’re dealing with. Change has to be initiated from within each of us. But, we all have to collectively define what change that is–undefined goals are counterproductive. Until then, we will be trapped in this vicious cycle for generations to come.
Our mantra at Lucramotives is: “Know Your Worth.” Knowing our worth is fundamental in order to succeed in our endeavors. We have to know what each of us can bring to the table. To accomplish this, we have to first know ourselves. Study world history–especially that which pertains to your ancestry. Study the human anatomy–learn how our bodies operate and what you can do to make it more efficient. Study our ecosystem and how are very being is dependent on it. These are just a few examples to get us started.
Having a decent understanding of each of these subjects will give you a new perspective not only of the world, but of yourself. You see, we live in a world today that wants to categorize us. We feel the need to carry certain labels, often times not even of our choosing, but we accept them. From a young age, many of us are taught to fit into a certain mold or else we will be looked at as failures or outcasts. This often leads us down the path of having to compromise our morals, our dreams, our happiness, our VALUE just to fit in. Just to keep up and go with the flow so we don’t get left behind.
Lucramotives strives to empower everyone in all walks of life. We encourage you to never compromise your value as a human being. Respect yourself, believe in yourself, but, first, KNOW YOURSELF. There is no limit to what we could accomplish collectively with this fundamental way of not just thinking, but living. It all starts with self.
I took several months off from this site to collect myself. To be honest, I just had lost the motivation that I had when I first started this venture. After countless hours of thought and reflection, I’ve come to understand that this is my life’s mission and am now fully committed to seeing it succeed.
Lucramotives, as I think I have explained here before, is much more than an attempt at a catchy gimmick: it is a lifestyle, a movement. What exactly does this word mean? To me, it means progress; it means inspiration; it means creativity. Lucramotives is a hybridization of the words “lucrative,” “motives” and “locomotive.” Lucrative is not wholly used in a capitalistic sense, but also in a figurative sense. Whatever you can gain from spiritually, physically, or mentally–that is “lucrative”. And that is what our “motives” consist of: gaining for the betterment of ourselves in the interest of helping others do the same. It plays off of the word “locomotive” because once this idea is set into motion, it is a force that cannot be stopped. My ultimate goal with Lucramotives is to become a beacon of hope unto the world and future generations. I, as well as those whom are proponents of this movement, strive to empower and uplift the broken, hopeless, misguided, “underachievers,” downtrodden, overlooked and unheard members of society.
So in conclusion, I encourage all those who stop by this page to feel free to leave comments on our posts–and please like our Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Lucramotives to keep up with us. We have much more in store as we continue to build and grow. Right now, our primary focus will be on spreading our message and building up our name. Thank you all for your time and visiting our page.