I remember the first time I heard the 1992 hit single, “Mr Wendal,” by the Atlanta HipHop group Arrested development. I was with my older sister, we were sharing an orange in her bedroom as we sat by the window. On this particular day there was a lot of sunshine; the rays spilled through the window and onto our laps as we sat.
Although I can’t say that this song made me a giver, it definitely made me more of a thinker. Have you ever seen a man with no clothes, no money, or no plate? It makes me wonder how a man could be proud, even when it seems he has nothing.
At any given time, our tangible measurement of wealth could be dissolved taken, liquidated, or just plain lost. Clearly their should be more to a man than his salary. We should have much more than what our salary says we have, our banks say we have, what our friends say we have, or what anything else, or anyone else says we have. If you’re having trouble remembering your intangible worth, here’s a few words that will remind you.
full of knowledge
If you were Mr. Wendal, which of these would you have to give?
Maybe personality really is everything.