Archive for August, 2010

Quote of the Week

August 22, 2010 Leave a comment

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.” – Bill Cosby

This is the 2nd time I’ve quoted Bill Cosby, but I ran across this today and I figured it’s fitting for how I’m feeling right now. Also it gives me a reason to post the two videos below.

I’m still very busy with a lot of different things so please excuse my absence of late… I’m preparing for some major life events. Also, expect some changes to The Truth Renaissance very soon. Hope everyone has had a great weekend and have a blessed week!

Sidenote: The Truth Renaissance is now on Tumblr, so check out that blog here: That site is really just to display random pictures and things I love. I call it my blog of aesthetics (look it up).

Hit the jump for another classic Cosby Show moment featuring my favorite artist, Stevie Wonder.

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Quote of the Week: Celebration of Life Edition

August 10, 2010 1 comment

“The unexamined life is not worth living….” – Socrates

This weeks quote is inspired by the celebration of another year on this earth (i.e. my Birthday). I was blessed to figure out my purpose a few years ago. There are a lot of goals that I have accomplished, and God willing a lot more left to set and complete. Figuring out my purpose was the most important achievement by far because it lays the foundation for everything else in my life. We should all take the time to really examine ourselves in order to make this world of ours a better place. If you really want to see change it begins with each individual looking inward and making a CHOICE. We are all familiar with the scripture, “to whom much is given, much is required in return” (Luke 12:48). That not only applies to monetary and material things but also to the wisdom/knowledge we have acquired.

As Gandhi said, “be the change you want to see in the world”. You can apply this to all areas of life. Whether it be developing meaningful relationships with others, taking time out for┬ápersonal development, or even something as simple as taking time to give thanks to God and to those around you.

We should never stop growing and education should be a life long pursuit. Never be afraid to question things and be able to give a defense for what you believe.

Last week my pastor said, “Too many people try to hold on to things they cannot keep, and reject what they cannot loose”. Don’t let life pass you by without taking the time to really think about your purpose and make a choice to seek Truth. Again I’m thankful for another year and I thank any and everyone for visiting The Truth Renaissance…..

Life is good, God is great!

– Benjamin A. Pete


Sidebar: I still have a lot of my plate but as I said before, expect a lot of changes and updates coming in September!

RIP Louis

Poetry: “A Man”

August 4, 2010 Leave a comment

A Man

By: Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959)

A man doesn’t whine at his losses;

A man doesn’t whimper and fret;

Or rail at the weight of his crosses

And ask life to rear him a pet.

A man doesn’t grudgingly labor

Or look upon toil as a blight;

A man doesn’t sneer at his neighbor

Or sneak from a cause that is right.

A man doesn’t sulk when another

Succeeds where his efforts have failed;

Doesn’t keep all his praise for the brother

Whose glory is publicly hailed;

And pass by the weak and the humble

As though they were not of his clay;

A man doesn’t ceaselessly grumble

When things are not going his way.

A man looks on woman as tender

And gentle, and stands at her side

At all times to guard and defend her,

And never to scorn or deride.

A man looks on life as a mission.

To serve, just so far as he can;

A man holds his noblest ambiton

On earth is to live as a man.

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