Yeezy Taught Me: What his DONDA rant showed me
January 5th I find myself on my Twitter timeline, per usual. As I scroll down the list and read what the lovely people I follow are thinking, I notice that Kanye is on his rant tip. What could it be this time? Another public apology to Taylor Swift? No. A bunch of consecutive tweets about some sort of art we’re supposed to appreciate? Sort of. A brilliant showing of using his prestigious prowess for inspiration and innovation? Yes. Say what you want about the guy, but can you truly hate on him for what he’s saying he wants to do here? It all makes sense, and some of what he said I’ve been saying for years. There are many great thinkers and talented people out there that are constricted creatively by the confines of today’s curriculum.
Math classes should teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, accounting and money management aaaaaand cut!!! ….
I couldn’t agree more, Kanye. One of the most important aspects of our life isn’t taught to us as an important class growing up. How to manage your money. Instead we’re left with requirements that involve all types of equations that the general public will not use in their lifetime. People have been preaching to me for years that you use math every day. Right. How often will I be using the Pythagorean Theorem or a Venn diagram? Keep it to simply what we’re going to use to get by in life. Anything past that is your choice to take classes to boost your transcript you send out to colleges and what not. I realize this isn’t exactly what Kanye was preaching, but felt that I should touch on it. I could go all day, but for your sake I will stop here. Ha.
People might see the irony in someone who is self proclaimed “sophisticatedly ignorant,” cutting up a $350,000 Maybach for a music video trying to change the world and laugh. Open your minds though people. Could he have put that money to a better use? Most definitely. But it’s almost a metaphor for what he’s trying to do with this DONDA movement. He invested in something unique and creative to express himself and for the entertainment of his fans. Now he’s trying to reach out to those fans, include them into his plans, and try to change the world. He also mentions that he hasn’t bought a car or jewelry in two years. I don’t know how much truth is in that, but it’s great to see where he invests his money. Just like 50 Cent’s “Street King” movement, it’s admirable to see them giving back.
The world is our office.
‘Ye might be on the right track here with something that he may not have mentioned as well. Hope. The hope that this thing really takes off, and people who are sick of conforming to the standard options we have in life and do their part to power a movement as innovative and unique as DONDA. For too long the hip hop community has been looked at in a negative light by the general public. DONDA has the power to change that. I know I’m not the only that one that thinks daily how I can stick it to society by just being an average student, living an average life and making a huge impact on the world. It starts with your inner circles. Hopefully Kanye can get this going and you can expand. Many of you out there have unbelievable ideas, and thoughts but just don’t have the right backing. This may be your shot. I know I believe in it, and one day hope to be contributing to this movement.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then we will each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange these ideas, then we will each have two ideas.
A great quote that Kanye tweeted by George Bernard Shaw. Think of the possibilities if we have thousands or even millions of ideas being exchanged. Our generation is the future, and the future starts now. So here’s to DONDA, and later in life when asked how we made this all possible, we reply with “Yeezy taught me.”
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