Why are blacks so rude to each other? Let me share something that happened earlier. I was a bit disturbed by something I witnessed today. I had a lunch appointment with a client that works for childrens services here. Our plan was to meet at her office and walk to a nearby restaurant. I'm waiting in her cubicle when the lady next to her comes back to her area with a young sister that was going off to no end on this lady. It was obvious the worker was sincerely trying to help her. but the young sister never let up and even became profane, and threatening.
Of course one thinks "couldn't be me when they see someone abusing the situation like that. But it made me think of the bigger picture. Images and memories of young black men in the streets came back where I have seen us try to kill us.
I'm not only talking about verbal or physical abuse either. I personally remember a business situation where I was selling a gentlemans home. Now first realize this man had been thorougly explained all proceeds he would incur from the sale of his home. Day of closing he forgets what he was just told and given in writing and accepted the day before.To the embarassment of the mans wife the man clowned even became profound. I had to excuse myself during this closing the escrow agent whom was black and I had known for years came to me and said "If you were white no way would he act like that." On that day I took a stand and let the man kill his own sale. sure I could have given up some of my pay to make it right. But my personal constitution wouldn't allow me to that day. I'm glad I didn't because a few days later the mans wife called me and completed the sale even tried to give me some tail! (ok I coulda left that out but it's real).
I'm far from being perfect but I do sincerely try to treat everyone as I myself would want to be treated -even when it inconveniences me. But some people don't get it. even in small things have you ever for instance went out of your way to hold a door open for someone and they pass you like F$#! you and keep walking no thank you.... why is it so hard for us to acknowledge and lift up one another? Some say we have a competitve nature that will never allow us this harmony. I don't believe it look at how we lived in the motherland before this time look to ancient Kemet, etheopia or any other african cultute before we were westernized. Yes those days have passed, and now we live here as one a part of the human family.
Our attitudes often turn other cultures off from interacting with us. Too often all they see is a stereotype. Yes a few ruin it for all. But I also say we all have the burden of self accountability in attitude and behavior to our fellow man of all shade of skin. ultimately we all should be a credit to our race-"the human race!"
We live in a nasty world. But we can choose to take a different road one perhaps less travelled but more fulfilling and rewarding. By not letting the world or our enviroment control our actions we become who we are and grow bigger than our surrounding or circumstances. Perhaps Carl jung said it best
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who
looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."
Our attitudes radiates and attracts or repels blessings and people. Improve your attitude and you will thus improve your life.
this weekend and beyond may Peace & Purpose Be yours!