Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's For You

I just thought of something … what if my quest to live my life without fear is … unsettling to some folks. I mean, what if there are people who are close to me that are more comfortable with the mean, fearful, hiding-out, anti-social keeping her eyes on the ground version of me?

Wouldn’t that be a trip?

Believe it or not, there are actually people out there who don’t want you to improve yourself. They are more comfortable with you feeling like you are less than. Why? Because that is how they feel about themselves and it would be awful if you got better and they didn’t.

To those people I say, “Shame on you.”


The Brown Blogger said...

I can no longer wag the finger of shame at these folks. I now just walk away.

And I'm not losing anything either after I walk. Imagine that.

LadyLee said...

Yeah man, that is a trip... but you got to the gist of the real problem:

"Because that is how they feel about themselves and it would be awful if you got better and they didn’t."

Really though.

Get on the bus or get left behind, that's what I say!

You do you, girl. I ain't mad at you. Breakthrough is HOT! You never know... your changes may (no, they will) inspire others to do the same.

TJ said...

When we make positive changes and choices, the folks who aren't ready to change and choose tend to find themselves thoroughly shaken. That's okay. The good ones come around. That's been my experience

Blu Jewel said...

Life is not complicated; it's people who make it that way. I've experienced exactly what you've spoken to and frankly I don't give a you-know-what! I've walked in these shoes and know I've earned the right to be happy, satisfied and want goodness in my life. If they weren't so stuck on stupid they'd see that they, too could have what you've got.

In the words of a dear friend, "you can't always educate them, so leave them stupid!"

It's all possible!

ShellyShell said...

I think there are always going to be people that don't want the best for you! To that I say "Forget you!" Because I'm happy and doing what I NEED to do be happy!

Happy New Year Chele!

LB said...

Amen. I like where this is going!

Luv said...

someone once told me that people try to bring you down becuz they can't see you flying way above the grown..

i say fly on sistah. soar with the birds.

let the haters stay on the ground...they will still be there whenever you decide to land to check in with them

Icey said...

Girl bye! Tell those folks to kick rocks! You have way more people supporting you on this journey. Plus, you're grown you can do what you want! LOL