“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a woman’s foot long enough to enable her to put the other somewhat higher.”
—Thomas Henry Huxley
We encounter “rungs” in different places; mainly on our jobs or maybe at school.
But you know what? We can also elect to leverage the mental and emotional rungs we face.
In order to “go higher,” we have to elevate our mindset.
Let’s take our ideas, creativity and critical thinking skills and use them as rungs in life’s “ladders” to soar to new heights of accomplishment.
And even after we have achieved the goals we set and reached certain heights, let’s look at those experiences and say, “Take me higher!”
Join in the Fray: On which of life’s ladders do you want to climb higher?
Note: Thomas Henry Huxley’s original quote read as below. We modified it to address women.
“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.”
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ASwirlGirl JeffSt Michelle: about ten days ago (a Sunday), i went down to Oakland, the Lake Merritt area in the city’s middle, a big Sunday hangout ares. I was suggested i should look at Oakland by a participant at BBW, who lives there (she’s engaged to a European guy, she’s about my best friend there). She told me Oakland is very friendly to BW/WM couples. Walked around, saw hundreds of people (lots of restaurants, bakeries, stores,….). There were five WW/BM couples, 2 BW/WW ones, 1 BM/WM one and 1 BW/WM one, with two kids. He totally did not look like me. There were a lot of BW in groups of 2 and 3 and a LOT of single BW. Some of the groups may have been more than just friends, of course. None of the women seemed remotely welcoming of my looking beyond seeing which way i’m walking. Had fun, discovered new spots with some interesting views of Oakland and the Bay, and a good bakery. No waste of time. But access to the ladder? What ladder? 🙂 Again, it’s OK if all i can do is coach or advise, i’ve made peace with that.
Black women are indeed gorgeous. Reminds me of being 17-22 in that new building where my family lived at in New York. A riled-up young man. 🙂
JeffSt Jeff, I want you to stop thinking “that ladder is no longer even accessible.” I keep telling you there are WAY too many BW out here who would love to meet someone like YOU. *Giving you The Look*
Glad you like the photo! Black women are gorgeous, aren’t they??? 🙂
Would have been nice to go higher on the relationship ladder, given my one long-term experience, but i think that ladder is no longer even accessible. Oh well, other things to do in life, including others climb their ladders.
By the way, another great photo!!