Life is something. It takes us down many paths. Depending on how we developed in our childhood and adolescent years, has a greater impact on our adulthood than some may realize. Childhood determines adulthood, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan stated in his “The Negro Family : The Case for National Action”. Some of those young adults that learn early that they are underdeveloped, are faced with the decision that may cause them to have to spend a significant amount of time during their adult years correcting what was not developed properly during the childhood and adolescent phases. This seems to be the case for many adults.
Benjamin Samuel Brasford, or Ben, or B, is one such young adult. He started out in a loving family that were Christian in their religious practice. There were some bumps and bruises along the way. Ben faced the greatest challenge of his life just as he was entering his adulthood, that he unfortunately, was not prepared for. Ben walked right into a brand new way of life and was immediately uprooted from his previous life. He would eventually face another abrupt upheaval of life much later, not long after he transitioned out of some of the ideology that was taught him growing up and over the years. Approaching life with the wrong philosophy, will keep you from reality, which will in turn limit your possibilities.
Ben has decided to share his life story with us. It is a short story, that will be expanded at a later time. There is still much work to be done in presenting a series that will lead to much more than just discussing Ben himself. But this series will lead to different subjects and disciplines from differing stages and schools of thought as if to help one grow up into mature adulthood along with Ben. If you are someone who is an adult and have found that you too, have been underdeveloped and you are going through life now wondering why you are struggling emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually, then Ben’s story may be a story that can help you.