“If misery loves company, some of you are miserable people“. Ronnie
“They went rushin’ down that freeway,
messed around and got lost
They didn’t care they were just dyin’ to get off
And it was life in the fast lane
Life in the fast lane” Life in the Fast Lane…Eagles
I’ve been struggling to find the words for the state of affairs I find myself in and the more I try to identify what’s bothering me, the more Frustrated I become. It’s like it doesn’t matter what I’ve done in my life, or all the people I’ve tried to help, all people will see is my gender or the color of my skin, and while there are those who would welcome me to the club, two wrongs don’t make a right. We are not supposed to be getting even with each other, but trying to make the world a better place for those who come behind us. This place is a mess, and in the game of Even Steven, no one wins, and everyone loses. I’ve been in this situation before….I’m Frustrated…..mostly it’s the result of FEELING helpless.
I wish Trump would shut the hell up. Damn that man is arrogant, but he’s in good company y’all. As an American citizen, he does indeed have the right to share and express his opinion, however, what we have the right to do, and what we should do, are two different things. Understand that I felt the same way about Obama when he opined on the Trayvon Martin case. Leaders should inspire, affirm, motivate and if all else fails, shut it. Once the words come out of our mouths, we cannot control how our followers will react, but a good leader also takes responsibility for their actions. If a company goes down, the CEO, not the cashier, takes the fall. What we have today is a bunch of fame seeking, star f*cks, who live for nothing more, but to hear the words come out of their mouth. We’re all leaders in our own right…..we all have a responsibility to measure our rhetoric wisely…..People will rise and fall upon we, as leaders, say and do. Don’t believe me, take a quick Google tutorial on the Jonestown massacre, David Koresh….HITLER.
If you’re an Empath, you’ve been absolutely miserable lately. The country, your family, your friends, are all ripping each other’s throats out, and there’s not a damned thing you can do about it. An Empath absorbs the energy around them, both positive and negative, then they stew…and implode. We know the answer…BE KIND, but ain’t no one trying to hear that see, because they’re all too busy talking. Change only comes through the unification that something is indeed wrong, but I’ve read the posts, pontificating that to many, the status quo is just fine. SOMETHING IS WRONG….yet, I’ve seen some creative excuses for bad behavior that would make your grandmother smack the sh*t out of you, and yet, no one, is willing to stand down, for kindness sake. I don’t get the NFL players wanting to bring inequality to light, then dumping it….like they can’t be bothered. What do you want us to do? Change? How? That’s the helplessness in this….good people are being called horrible names, because they’re too busy being on the defensive to address the ills in society. In Chess, you will never win, if all you ever do is run from the Queen….so we hear your arguments…..just tell us what you want us to do…..and no, I’m not giving you my house, but if I did…would that make this all better?
I’m frustrated and there’s nothing I can do about it…..The problem with the NFL taking a knee is that it doesn’t offer solutions. Tell me a family’s power is going to be cut off, then tell me where to send the check. Tell me a family of 4 can’t have Christmas, and I’ll go shopping. Give me the address of a Congressman who voted to evict immigrants from their home, and I’ll call him, but take a knee, and leave it at that, does nothing for your cause. Like standing at the side of the road with a sign that say’s, “You’re going to hell”, but not telling you why…..I’ll start by Tweeting Trump to STFU, but then I’ll Tweet that to Obama, Clinton, Reid, and Pelosi too, because any leader whose only intention is to divide, is not a good leader. They’re FAKE NEWS! You wanna kneel in protest, then bring something with you…..I’m Frustrated……As long as there are little sisters being mutilated for sexual purity, I am going to work to find solutions. As long as children are committing suicide because of bullies, I’ll speak out for them. As long as women are being told their fat, when they’re not….I am going to work to help them see their beauty……I will work for solutions, and then I’ll take a knee with you….but don’t give me the Free Speech speech….mine is just as free as yours…..Dig? After all, if all you’re going to do is talk, then eventually, no one is going to listen. Frustrated….I know you feel it too….now take the load off…..and work toward unity. If you don’t, there will be no one left to take a knee for you….when your time comes. Be Blessed.
Remember you set the Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete….be the leader you always wanted for YOURSELF.