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The moment where you became a man(in your opinion)

Mvpbrodie93Mvpbrodie93 Posts: 8,036 ✭✭✭
edited February 2011 in Growing Pains
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  • m. trinidadm. trinidad Posts: 132
    edited August 2010
    The moment where I thought about my girl more than myself. I was like 22 at the time. I was at work...heard that Outkast would be signing cd's at this hood record shop.
    I was supposed to stay at work til like 5:30-6:00pm but I made up a lie and dipped out, called my homie and was like yo...lets dip. I gotta get my girl this signed cd...my dude was down to roll with me so I picked him up at his job and we waited outside the store like 3-4 hrs and were still like 15-20th in line but I got the cds and posters for my girl. I honestly never thought about doing that for a chick nor did i ever really think about anyone else before myself like that.
    dwade206
  • damnkpdamnkp Posts: 1,739 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2010
    when i had my first son...i was 21 and realized that someone else would actually have to depend on me
  • BootyButterPiBootyButterPi Posts: 1,436 ✭✭
    edited August 2010
    when i registered for selected service at 18. i was going to the USAF anyway, but just by doing that,... shit felt real, real.

    pi
  • shadb33shadb33 Posts: 3,810 ✭✭✭
    edited August 2010
    The moment where I thought about my girl more than myself. I was like 22 at the time. I was at work...heard that Outkast would be signing cd's at this hood record shop.
    I was supposed to stay at work til like 5:30-6:00pm but I made up a lie and dipped out, called my homie and was like yo...lets dip. I gotta get my girl this signed cd...my dude was down to roll with me so I picked him up at his job and we waited outside the store like 3-4 hrs and were still like 15-20th in line but I got the cds and posters for my girl. I honestly never thought about doing that for a chick nor did i ever really think about anyone else before myself like that.


    really bruh? u became a man because of this?
    PiffyHazeBuilt 4 cuban linxdwade206
  • anduinanduin Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2010
    shadb33 wrote: »
    really bruh? u became a man because of this?

    rofl, I thought I was the only one that was think wtf.
    dwade206
  • Jsince90sJsince90s Posts: 180
    edited September 2010
    Im makin that transition now I don't know what the future hold but my minds changin im wisin up and gettin more mature, the real maturity not that " your so mature for your age " shit. Im 17.
  • adagreatadagreat Posts: 679
    edited September 2010
    the moment my goatee and chin strapp connected! smh!
  • A1 FamegaA1 Famega Posts: 33
    edited January 2011
    whn i started planning and thinking ahead without reacting off emotion
  • robdaze151robdaze151 Posts: 2,019 ✭✭
    edited January 2011
    when I was 14 and moms shoved me out the front door saying" go mo a lawn, wash some cars. Anything to help me w/ these bills."
  • daboyskilldaboyskill Posts: 165
    edited January 2011
    when i turned 18 n my parents divorced...thats when i realized what life is all about and i had to get my shit together
  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 28,735 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2011
    i always thought i was a man...until i had my first child then i wanted to stop being an dickhead and hanging out, all i wanted to do was take care of my child and he became my priority....i began to want more in life and began to realize that i cant bang every woman alive and that i needed to prepare for not just my future an retirement but to prepare for my kids future.
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


    dwade206
  • TheCATthatdidntDIETheCATthatdidntDIE Posts: 918
    edited January 2011
    When I realized my parents weren't that bad, but not good either. When i first saw my dad as a person.
  • R.D.R.D. Posts: 19,892 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2011
    When i started valuing my own opinion over anybody else and realized i had to live my life so was going do it my way
  • Calii ComfortCalii Comfort Posts: 3,250 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2011
    when i grew pubic hair
  • ZeeofafbZeeofafb Posts: 12
    edited January 2011
    When I realized everything I'd been taught was someone else's opinion
  • luke1733luke1733 Posts: 1,459 ✭✭✭✭
    Zeeofafb makes agood point. I remember that part of my life when I had to throw away what others were telling me. As far as becoming a man....I been working since I was 5 for 8 hours a day. Seriously, during my summers. At 15 I was buying my own groceries and cooking. At 16 I was in college so, I don't know man.
  • luke1733luke1733 Posts: 1,459 ✭✭✭✭
    Becoming a "man" is kinda a weird way to think. Sometime I still feel like a kid trying to be a man, until I see some other men that really act like kids
  • luke1733luke1733 Posts: 1,459 ✭✭✭✭
  • luke1733luke1733 Posts: 1,459 ✭✭✭✭
    There are some changes you recognize. One was when I started really thinking about if what people were saying and what I was reading how I felt or was I convinced. Another moment was when I realized I would never ask anyone, not even my parents for money. Another
  • luke1733luke1733 Posts: 1,459 ✭✭✭✭
    Another was when I realized I couldn't get any company or actors to invest in my ideas or productions if I wasn't willing to use my own savings and money and invest in my own equipment and productions--which means paying people. Another was when I realized I wasn't always right. Another was when I had to be honest about my personality traits that were just normal for me versus my personality traits I could use to get a job or be friendly and around people and knowing the difference between the two. I can go all day with changes I realized. The biggest was when I was actually 10 in 6th grade and realized I was alone in this world and nobody is coming to your defense and good things do happen to bad people. It was a wake up call to realize there wasn't any purpose for my life and that things just happen; you can either do something or not
  • wittinwittin Posts: 17
    Zeeofafb wrote: »
    When I realized everything I'd been taught was someone else's opinion
    Partly this, I feel like it was after this realization and the subsequent development of critical and rational thought to form my own opinions based on the facts, and to know that I couldn't have had access to ALL the relevant facts on any given subject, so it is important to hold that certain degree of open mindedness and always remember that I could be wrong and thus should never discount new information that could change my opinion on something. The world became a very different place after this.
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