XOXO, Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! Here is some one the questions I got this week:

How do I better pretend to care about the things my peers are interested in?

As I have grown old in age, I have realized that the opinion of my peers doesn’t matter that much at the end of the day. Everyone is different and likes different things. I’m going to tell you to fake it like you make it. Learn to smile like you’re enjoying all the idiotic things that your peers are saying and roll your eyes when they’re not looking. Also, practice a good fake laugh on during your time alone. In the mean time find some friends with the same interests as you.

If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be?

I would have a really hard time deciding between three people: Tyler Oakley, Terrence J and Wendy Williams. I’m hoping that I would be able to sit down, have a meal with one of them and pick their brain for wisdom. Tyler is my bestie in my head, Terrance is one of the hottest men on the planet and all three have these amazing jobs. Wendy Williams is like everything though. She’s like my old wise aunt who is hip and knows everything and says it like she means it. I live for Wendy. Can you say “How you doin’?”

What can’t you live without (besides necessities)?

I wouldn’t be able to live without my iPhone. I’m not stable without it.

People say “don’t sweat the little things when it comes to relationships, but what little pet peeves would make you say “no way!” to a follow up date Valentines date?

There are a number of things that someone could do while on a date with myself to make be pretty much never want to see them again. If you’re asking me out, bring your wallet and don’t talk too much about yourself. Do either of the above and you don’t hear from me again. Lets grow up, boys. I’m getting too old for this.

Should the number of likes on selfies really hold any validation?

No, but it makes me feel good and it should do the same for you. You’re golden once you get into the double digits.

Why do white people have to ruin everything?

Let me start by saying that I am biracial, my mother is white and my father is black so I don’t want you to think I hate white people. My mom is the bomb dot com.  Well you may or may not know that right now is Black History Month and Beyoncé just released a new video Formation and Formation tour dates. White people are saying her song, video and halftime performance are racist. I think it’s absolutely stupid and in no way was anything Beyoncé did racist. I think before so many white people pop off at the mouth they should check their white privilege. I think white people forget that they have it and they shouldn’t. Beyoncé once again created a hit and she was making a statement for black people. Dear white people please remember that just because something is pro-black, it doesn’t mean that it’s anti-white. Please find your chill.

You can leave questions in the labeled box in the Parthenon lab to have answered for next week!

Michael Brown can be contacted at [email protected]