I can relate.
No jobs will hire I, they look at I as a funny looking dreadlocked washed up hippie due to the mass population in which I reside.
I was recently abducted from I home by a boy's home, who is pressuring I to get a "haircut" and a "job" so I can be a well-respected American "citizen".
It is difficult, Iyah.
Springfield, Missouri is where I reside, I'm 17 years old, and I don't have a permit to drive a car!
I am constantly looked at as I walk down the street.
As for the girl, you might as well go batty (just kidding) cause few girls want a Rastaman who refuses to shave and follows the vow.
It all intertwines with vanity, really.
Amerikkka's "culture" is based on the foundation of one thing and thats vanity and materialism. That is what being eligible for a job, getting a good girlfriend, and such requires-selling your soul to vanity.
Womben question why they are unhappy with their appearance and wholly who they are-because thats all Babylon wants them to think about!
I think that applies anywhere, though.
I don't know if this would qualify, but it says in the Bible "Oppression makes a wise man mad".
Not comparing our struggle anywhere near the struggle and overwhelming scars produced by slavery that still NEED reperation.
But, overall, we are denied our RIGHTS as human beings!
I don't know what to do about the haircut and the job, though.
I just want to live the life I wish to live.
Thats the point of life, right? TO LIVE.
For I, I future consists of living in a hut out in the mass nature of Ghana, raising schools, building shelters, and all that.
But in order to achieve that, I have to get a haircut???
Africa will never be Zion until I and I as people accept our calling to raise Africa up from its colonial counterparts.
Selassie I say,
“Our task is now to prove ourselves capable of employing our talents and resources in the cause of the African peoples. The way will be perilous, sacrifices will be demanded of us, our labors may go unobserved and our triumphs unnoticed except to ourselves.
and, in the ultimate sense, this is wholly as it should be, for We are Men, and This is Man’s Lot. Let Us work Together, arm in arm as brothers, that Our progeny may live in peace and well-being, that prosperity will honor our Names and Our Achievements. This will suffice, This will be our victory.”