I do have to say, that the Hulk got me into a lot of trouble. I was
on punishment quite a bit. The Incredible Hulk, he gets mad and what does he do? He breaks out of his clothes,
And so, for a number of years I thought that I was the Incredible
Hulk and anytime I got on punishment, that's right, buttons flying everywhere,
bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, intensity.
It's funny, I was interacting with
someone via email and they make a comment. They said, "Andre, you know, you're
really, you're really intense." And, it didn't quite come off like a compliment,
more like a judgment of sorts, you know, like the Incredible Hulk, he's intense,
So, my question back to them was this very simple question. I may,
in fact, be intense. I may be full of lots of energy and purposeful movement and
all of that stuff, but my real question is, "Why aren't you as intense as I
I mean, if you see what I see in the world which is I see brown
babies and yellow babies and red babies being persecuted by a system, being
undereducated, being made to be a permanent underclass, if you saw that, if you
see that the lies that have been propagated against people, for example, there
are more black men in prison that there are in college, I mean, if you say those
things, if you saw that people get different treatment based on how they look,
be it their size or their ethnicity or what we think is their sexual
orientation, you might be intense, too.
So, my question to you is yes, I
may be intense. I may still be that Incredible Hulk popping buttons and getting
excited about something. But, what excites you? If I'm intense, if I speak out
and I stand up for what I believe, why don't you?
I mean, it's really
interesting that when there is a still water and the status quo is being met and
people are frolicking and enjoying their so called freedom and waters are still,
the kid with the rock is the one that gets blamed for the
It's the intense people like me that create space so that
people who aren't so intense can exist.
Oh, and this day I hope that you
find something, that you discover something that you get excited about something
that you can be intense about. Go out there and Hulk out. Yaaaaaa.
Andre's purpose is to reconnect people to their Dignity and Honor in Being Human.
We are never far
nurturing the seeds of change
Andre Koen, Facilitator
Conference call 218.852.6114 ext. 823042
Online training www.organizationallift.com
This Drives Our Work:
- Unity of the Individual(s)
- Goal Orientation
- Race as Construct
- Self-Determination and Uniqueness
- Social Context
- The Feeling of Community
- Mental Health/Wealth
- Individual Striving
- Social/Individual Interest