It's often the case that people will prod and poke someone be it verbally or physically and then when that person retaliates, the perpetrator plays the victim. It's as if people expect to poke a wasp's nest and not be stung. Sometimes bullied people snap and bite back. If your going to keep poking and prodding you should expect a reaction. But it's funny to observe that the ones who instigate particular situations often play the victim afterwards, and the tables get turned. This life is full of strange people and even stranger situations.
SILENCE IS NEVER AN OPTION
SNAKES KEEP SILENTLY WATCHING
PERPETRATORS DENY THEIR ACTIONS
REVERSE IT TO THE VICTIMS AND BLAME THEM INSTEAD
BLIND PEOPLE BELIEVE THEM
TRUTHS ARE DENIED
LIARS ARE BELIEVED
THIS PAIN IS ENDLESS
KEEP EATING THE FLESH OF PEOPLE'S BACK... IT REMOVES THEIR SINS.. DID YOU KNOW THAT?
I WILL KEEP SHARING.. ENJOY!!
Maya Angelou 4.4.1928 - 28.5.2014.
An African American writer, poet, teacher, actor, director and most importantly a civil rights activist. She published 7 autobiographies and various other publications. The first book she published, which became a best seller was "I know why the caged bird sings". For those of you who haven't yet read this book, then you need to, it will open your mind WIDE.. and life will not seem as rosy as you once thought it was.
I know of Maya Angelou because my mother wrote a short essay about her for one of her university assignments. She also owned a few of her books.
Maya Angelou was a warrior for peace, equality, tolerance and justice, an inspiration in a sea of hate. She taught people to love and respect themselves and to also love their enemies. She was a speaker who many aspired to be like. She was a phenomenal human being and set an example that many learnt from and indeed followed. She believed that everybody had something to offer this world. She gave various public speeches and addressed academic and corporate events. Maya received many awards for her efforts and hard work. She was filled with wisdom and humour and her quotes and sayings were used by millions of people all over the world. She was respected by the likes of Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton and befriended influential people like Malcom X and Nelson Mandela
May her memory and legacy inspire others to good around the world.. Rest in Peace..
The latest venture was neither a holiday nor a break...but a torturous experience.. Thank god for the great company though, which made it a lot easier and bearable..
If a person makes a "mistake" and apologies WITHOUT being prompted, asked, begged or told.. than you can assume their apology is genuine and holds some weight.. off course it's up to you whether you accept and just because you do, it doesn't mean that you will ever forget what they have done to you.. however, the experience, makes you more aware of what they are capable off.. BUT if they have to be asked, begged, told or prompted to apologise, than it is certain that their apology is not genuine. Saying sorry is easy... but meaning it is another matter. People should really think before they behave.. it would save a lot of heartache for everyone involved..we all make mistakes, but if we don't learn from them and change, then we continue to repeat them.. Mistakes are there to be learnt from.. we should learn from them and better ourselves.. watch your tongues... your tongue is dangerous.. watch what you say to people's faces and what you say about people behind their backs, because it could be something that you will eventually regret in the future.. you cannot take things back, so if your going to say something make sure it is the truth, or stay silent..
I don't believe in any sort of caste system what so ever. I couldn't give a second thought to anyone who classifies themselves as "upper class" , "middle class" or even "lower class" for that matter ...
Humans are humans. You can only technically be better than someone by carrying out good deeds, having good intentions and being a good person etc.. Having more money than someone else or claiming to be a different class because you hold a fork and knife in a particular way is not only totally irrelevant, but doesn't make one bat an eye lid. The fact of the matter is, I've met so many self proclaimed "middle class" people who in actual fact act more "lower class".. denial springs to mind.. and possibly confusion as well.
I cant stand this hierarchy that people position other people in.. who are we to judge? how does one define these classes.. surely we're all in the same boat here, as we're all going to die eventually and no ones getting out alive... so unless you've got some God given special powers that no one on this planet has got.. as far as I'm concerned.. your in the same class with everyone else.. you eat.. sleep..breathe... s*** and eventually die.. that's the reality.
Humans are so easily fooled... so easily misled and so easily misguided... so blind at times.. so easily confused and so easily convinced.. at times people don't value what's in front of them, they don't value what they have and what they have been given.. they wish they had what others have, they wish for things they THINK are right for them or indeed best for them.. they think that life on the other side is better.. "it looks more fun over there..."... a bit like an oasis.. try and reach the water... but as you approach, it just disappears.. maybe because it's an illusion.. maybe because it wasn't there in the first place.. a bit like a magic trick.. BUT life is not all it seems and nor are people.. people often, are one thing on the exterior and another on the inside.. a bit like apples which are rotten to the core.. glossy and beautiful from the outside.. rotten from the inside.. If people start to value what's in front of them, whilst it's there.. and worry less about what others have... maybe just maybe.. life would be better... and people would be happier.. just appreciating that the grass on their side.. is actually greener and cleaner than the other side...
they want you to listen attentively to their issues and problems and expect you to give them all your time.. they want you to feel their pain.. they want you to sympathise with them and agree with their views and opinions... they want you to give them constructive advise...and solutions to their problems..
BUT... when it comes to sharing your issues with them... they shut down and lock off... they show lack of interest and care, they hear you but are not listening.. they try and shut you up... change the subject..... they cannot be bothered, they fail to provide the moral support and help that you give them... they fail to serve you as a true friend should.. they let you down and make your problem seem larger as they don't really give a damn about you and your situation...
SO... this is why you have to be selective with who you share your problems with..who you confide in, who you trust and who you tell... many people are fake.. they're not really the character that they play in front of you.. they are a mask that they put on and fool the world with.. people love that you have problems.. it gives them something to talk about.. something to gossip about and something to throw in your face on a rainy day.. that's the reality... not all people fall under this category.. but I can assure you, a large number of people do..
We don't live in LaLa land.. not everyone is kind, friendly & genuine..not everyone will wish you well or have your best interests at heart.. not everyone will care about you and be happy for you in this life... THIS IS A FACT... I speak it as it is.. no fakery here, no lies.. no fabrications.. that's why it's called real talk.. this quote below is very true - truer words never spoken..