Somehow hypocrism has become the religion of the day. People tell you how to do things right and never adhere themselves. Why would you prescribe a drug you never tried? Because you’ve never been inflicted, or you just love that nigga more than you love yourself? “Don’t do this!”. “Do this!”. When you fault at something, they lambaste you like tomorrow will never come. They are not perfect. No, don’t mistake it. They are just blind, and unwise and human! Too blind to see that they are not faultless, so unwise that they cannot heal themselves with their own prescriptions, and very human that they are bound to err. We never want to take the blame. The solution to every problem is either with that brother, or that sister, or the government or the country.
Dear brother and sister, before faulting someone, be sure you’re not an offender of same thing you preach against! No one’s perfect. No one knows it all. We are humans, and are bound to make mistakes! But what makes us different, what makes us stand out and apart from every other person out there is the zeal to be better at being good, and in doing so, we effect the change we been wanting so bad… Not by saying or telling, but by doing and showing.
Maybe, just maybe, if we’ll take more responsibility for ourselves, and take more time focusing on how to be a better version of us, we’ll stop having to preach and rather start to show; and then we’ll spell the difference between being right, and knowing what is right.
Let positivity start with you. You can be the very change you crave.
© The Short Black Girl, 2013.