I have issues with men who cheat and the women who tolerate it. I have issues with deadbeat parents and parents who use their children as pawns for revenge. I have issues with women who lie about paternity and men who say they don’t want to be a father but refuse to wear protection. I have issues with women who constantly say, “All the men I date are dogs!” but don’t take responsibility for the fact that they are the ones choosing them!
I have issues with parents who leave their children in the care of strangers or relatives who abuse them; then when they are told about the abuse, they blame the innocent child. I hope some of you parents are listening because that’s a serious issue.
I have issues with young people who wear their pants so low you can see their dirty underwear and adults who complain but never confront them about it. I have issues with people who complain about how bad the country is but don’t vote on Election Day. My attitude is this: If you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain, so shut up!
I have issues with Dream Killers who do everything in their power to discourage, sabotage and laugh you out of pursuing your dream.
But I also have issues with those who allow the naysayers to win. Every successful person has a story about overcoming adversity. Use that negative energy as motivation to prove them wrong; better yet, just do it for yourself. Who cares what they think anyway?
I have issues with insecure men and jealous women who pray for the ideal mate, but when they find him or her, they can’t handle it. And speaking of prayer, I have issues with church folks who are quick to judge but don’t have their own lives together.
But my biggest issue of them all is with people who don’t think they have issues. According to them, they are never wrong! It’s always someone else’s fault, someone else’s problem; everyone is wrong except them! If you are one of those people, this book was written especially for you. No matter how wrong the other person was for hurting you, either you participated, instigated or ignored the signs. In other words, it takes two to tango.
Hopefully, this will help you snap out of your state of denial. As the slogan goes in Alcoholics Anonymous, “The first step to recovery is admission.”
Now raise your hand if you have issues!
By Michael Baisden
Excerpt from his book, Raise Your Hand If You Have Issues!
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