what up what up OG Aristotle all up in the blogpost about to create a pt 3 to a discussion that I told the kind people of Schooled of Athens would only take a pt 1. Its all good tho. graduated in 200 AD from the harvard of greece and im still trynna pay off these student loans. It isnt just mildly lyrically talented rappers that gotta eat too yafeelme which brings me to the discussion at hand. If you dont wanna read back on pt 1 and pt 2 cuz ya mind is too lethargic from all the sittin and watchin and eatin all day to now read a total of a thousand words or somethin around there then heres a summary and also a spike slap in the cheek bone. Seriously get yo ass up and pull ya self together mygod. I thought the romans were about the lazyiest a human could possibly get…draggin their sandals on the dirt roads w/ their fat little heads down as the city burns to the ground. You millennials are the worst. Heres your nice little convenient summary on a shiny silver plate: So basically we’re trynna decide if rick ross is magnificent as he claims. I say nah. in order to see why we gotta check off a few boxes on the road to conclusion. What we have discovered so far is that in order to be fully human being you gotta use rationality not just emotions, your mind not just ya heart, your brain not just ya dirty knuckles…so on so forth. This is where the concept of means come in.
with any human action there is a mean. That is…there is some sorta middle ground that everybody should aim for which lies between some sorta excess and some sorta deficiency. Take the human action of anger. If someone told you that the wu-tang-clan was made up of a bunch of phony wack garbage MCs and you played it cool like someone just accidently bumped your side on a busy sidewalk then that would be an example of a deficiency of anger cuz although I highly doubt this needs to be said but for whatever wild reason that it does…the wut-tang-clan is in fact made up of some of the greatest human beings ever to step in front of a mic. But if you reacted in the same scenario by head butting that poorly misunderstood person in the face and then slamming him into the hard concrete until there was enough blood on the floor to draw out the entire lryics of ‘aint nothing to f*** with’ next to that now unconscious and barley breathing body, then that would be an example of an excess of anger. In both cases when a person acts in a deficient or excessive way they are letting their emotions exclusively to make decisions. Which as we’ve come to conclude in pt 2 is not acting as a human being in the complete sense the same way the drug dealer sellin parsley is not a drug dealer in the complete sense. Contemplating about means as you make decisions forces u to use ya brain. In other words when u trynna to be deliberate and sensible with ya actions and daily decisions you can transform any emotional activity into a rational one and become more fully human yafeelme.
This process of means happens everywhere. At ya crib, on the block, at the trapspot, on the internet or….when ya pockets are fat and u trynna to decide if u should cop yoself a new baby jesus emblem with his eyes made of rubies and his hair made of diamonds or split some of that paper w/ the homeless foundation.\
hint hint hint
Ah shit…again and again. My mind and my word count way too high right now. Guess that means a pt 4? See u on the other side.
OG Aristotle up in this blogpost trynna continue my analysis of ricky ross the boss. The kind people of Schooled of Athens let me write a pt. 2 cuz no one likes cliff hangers and not that this is a big surprise or anything but i prefer my pockets fat. jussto recap in the case ur lazyass is too lazy to click the back button and read another 300 word or-so post (seriously ive seen about 100 generations and u millenials or the worst in terms of work ethic)… rick ross thinks hes magnificent cuz he spends his paper on things he really doesnt need and i think that he isnt magnificent for the exact same reason. aight now that we got that outta the way lets get busy and talk about what it means to be a human being which we will then connect with the idea of means (maybe in pt 3?) which we will finally connect back to the idea of what it means to be magnificent and decide once and for all if rick ross is in fact magnificent. its a process yo deal with it. lets go
step one: who is a human being
if ur reading this then congratulations ur a human being. if u look outside ur window and see the neighbor mowin his lawn then congratulations thats a human being. if ur fightin with ur homie cuz he jus cheated on your girl then congratulations ur homie is a human being…no less a decent one. everyone u see walkin and talkin and bickerin and fightin is a human being the same way that the person at the traphouse sellin bags of weed is a drug dealer…but…if the drug dealer starts to sell bags of pizza herbs every time he breaks the ten crack commandments (#4) then is he still a drug dealer? i guess you could say he is a drug dealer since hes still sellin drugs at least some of the time but he forsure isnt actin fully as a drug dealer…that is…because he sometimes dosent sell drugs and breaks away from the duties of his job then he isnt fulfilling 100% of his total drug dealin capabilities yafeelme. he just a half-ass drug dealer. same thing with human beings. to be a full human being we gotta use our full capabilities. we gotta let the love flow thru our viens but we also cant forget to use our heads at the same time. that’ what keeps us in a different category from cats and dogs and giraffes and chimpanzees and rick ross and drake. animals can only use their emotions, they juswanna drink eat and reproduce until the sun goes down yafeelme. humans can rise above this. they can eat drink and reproduce too but they also can use their brains to make rational decisions like coppin a jacket when it snows out instead of payin for a new Kanye West mixtape that you can just stream for free. so if u a human being who only uses ur emotions then you kinda like that drug dealer who has to sell bags of cilantro and parsley whenever he burns out his own supply. u still a human being yo you just not actin as a full human being cuz if it isnt clear at this point ur not using your brain and to be a full person, to actualize ur fullest human potenial u gotta be using ur brain cuz thats what makes u a human being in large part
so we should prob amend the original question a lil..instead of who is a human being we should ask..who is the most human being... and the answer, as this brief analysis has shown, is the person who feels and thinks at the same time
aight take a breather, listen to that new joey bada$$ album and make yourself a vegan omlet. Pt. 3 comin up which means more paper for me and more knowledge for you. once again its a win-win
What up what up its OG Aristotle here. id like to give a major shoutout to the people at Schooled of Athens for inviting me to write on their blog. at first i was kinda skeptical cuz lets be honest…Schooled of Athens is a mad corny title. But you know what isn’t corny? When youre walking down 5th ave with your pockets fat about to cop yourself a fur coat cuz its already september and the groundhog missed its hole by six weeks. so after some quick deliberation i accepted the invitation and now im here about to break down some philosophical truths with some help from the homie Rick Ross
first off i got nothin but mad respect for Rick Ross so when i say that hes got it twisted in his song Magnificent when he opens up each verse with the lines “im the magnificent with a sensational style” youll know that im sayin it because i got nothin but love. btw if the kind people at Schooled of Athens invite me back maybe ill breakdown the philosophy of friendships but for now lets talk about what it means to be magnificent
according to Rick Ross to be magnificent means to have the flooring of your crib constructed out of marble thats, and i quote, “flowin like the nile.” its the same thing as being a don, a boss, a profit and a G. basically u have to be stackin paper and be spendin it on things like gold emblems, bottles of expensive wine wrapped in gold and exotic modes of transportation
i dont wanna beat around the bush or anything so let me just be straight with yall…rick ross is confused. spendin large amounts money can make you magnificent…but spendin it on unecssary toys makes you vulgar. my apologizes for the term but its what i came up with a couple thousand years ago and tbh ive done enough adopting
to show u how rick ross is wrong we first gotta talk about what it means to be a human being and since ive reached my word limit (or thereabout) ill have to make another post which means more paper for me and more knowledge for you. its a win-win really