After reading this short story, I ain’t comin back, by Dolphus Weary, I have such a different type of appreciation for what I have. My outlook on poverty, my lifestyle, and what I take for granted has all changed. I see poverty as a very real, scary, and possible thing for all of us. We, as a nation, should realize how lucky we are to be living in nation that is free. Free to do ultimately whatever we please. I have always learned about poverty and what the blacks had to deal with but never did I really get a grasp and a first-hand account of what actually occurred until I read this book.
My first question for Dolphus Weary is how did you stay positive? I feel like being down like you were would have been so easy to be negative and be pessimistic about the whole situation. But no, you stayed optimistic and you persevered. I highly do admire you for that and you serve as inspiration for me. Your mindset must have been tough as nails to endure the things you went through. I know that if I were in the same situation you were in, it would be very difficult for me to have an optimistic outlook. I admire the way you hold yourself and I really do want the opportunity to get to meet you.
My second question pertains to your ministry? What inspired you to continue into the field of ministry? And what kept you motivated? It’s awesome to see that you continued down the path to help and teach others right from wrong. I love seeing when people learn from their past and they hand teachings down to other people? What part of ministry did you want to teach and why exactly did you choose to further your faith in ministry?
Something that I was also very curious about was did you even consider yourself impoverished? Did you see yourself as less fortunate than others? I know that you probably realized that the other people had more things than you, but did you ever feel like you were poor? I have went through some things as far as my family, and I see it...