FROM STRUGGLE TO CELEBRITY

Steve Harvey The son of a coal miner, Steve Harvey graduated high school and went on to Kent State University. After graduation he worked as an insurance salesman, a boxer and a carpet cleaner. In his quest to achieve his best self he took the proverbial ladder one step at a time. No task was beneath him as long as it meant earning an honest income and he knew that the only way to the top was through hard work, sacrifice and dedication. He went through periods of homelessness where he had no choice but to use public facilities which meant taking showers in gas stations and public swimming pools. But living in his car for 3 years was by far the most testing period. Today, he is an Award winning author, writer, host of his own self-named shows and a household name that crosses many ethnic lines and audiences. Steve Harvey’s net worth is estimated at $180 Million. Oprah Winfrey Not only was Oprah Winfrey born into abject poverty to a teenage single mother who worked as a maid, a testament to which was getting her first pair of shoes at the age of 6 but she also experienced rape and abuse as early as age 9. She also became pregnant at 14 and lost her son within two weeks of birth. Oprah’s mother eventually sent her to live in Tennessee with her father, a period during which she became open to an onslaught of sexual abuse. She was

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ARUWAI RESORT – GUYANA

There is no official reference to a 4th World as it relates to developing countries, but if there were, Guyana would certainly fall in that category. Guyana is second only to Haiti as being the poorest country in the Northern Hemisphere. This is mind boggling to say the least, since Guyana’s lush and unspoilt tropical rainforest covers 86% of the land and is home to the famous 741 foot drop Kaieteur Falls, which is of great ecological value to the country. Not to mention the 630 miles long Essequibo River. The land is also endowed with minerals including diamond, gold, semi-precious stones and bauxite, among others. Guyana even boasts having the South American Goliath bird eater, (theraphosa blondi), allegedly the world’s largest spider. As with other islands of the Caribbean, Guyana has a diverse ethnic population – made up largely of people from Africa and India. Though located on the mainland of South America, Guyana has earned the distinction of being a part of the Caribbean because of its strong ethnic, cultural, historical ties and political background. Guyana too was under British rule back in the late 18th century and it is the only country in South America where English is the official language. Guyana is also a member of CARICOM (Caribbean Community & Common Market), an organization of 15 Caribbean countries bent on promoting economic integration. But despite the forgoing, the vision and motivation of outstanding nationals have not waned as it pertains to entrepreneurship and if the Aruwai

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THE WORLD NEEDS LOVE

In writing this blog I pored through a great number of quotes for definitions, for the experiences of others and for “knowing.” Love is now so commonly used that “like” seems passé. It’s always interesting to hear the blaring of millionaires, who can do more, broadcasting their love for their supporters who they don’t have a clue about. These statements are sooner acceptable if they could be interpreted as their love of mankind because no true love would have them reap the benefits of those who support them without giving back from their great store. But this blog is not to specifically speak of that kind of love. The great writers, some of who, evidently, knew nothing of the quintessential love, if indeed it exists, have broken up the concept in pieces and degrees, as an excuse for preoccupation with that which, on a spiritual plain is least understood and is all embracing. So love has become fragments and likened to a pool where water is controlled and issued in scoops or buckets. They have listed love thus: Philia — Affectionate Love without romantic attraction Pragma — Enduring Love. … Storge — Familiar Love. … Eros — Romantic Love. … Ludus — Playful Love. … Mania — Obsessive Love. … Philautia — Self Love. … Agape — Selfless Love. But true love cannot exist for self alone, spouse, children, extended family or nations where there is prejudice, where culture, caste or creed are frowned upon and where Bible thumping preachers

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