Make-beliefs

A lot of us will agree that there are lots of make-beliefs. Apparently, I try to understand why it is the opposite said while something different is portrayed.

We talk about gender equality. I think we should be focused on equity.

We talk about shallow minds. I think we should focus on wide thinkers.

Elders have always told us to be careful. Of our actions. Our words. The people we associate with. 

Do we listen though?🤷🏿‍♀️

What is a man’s true nature?

We all like to seem complicated and all difficult, maybe to boost our self-esteem, who knows? 

The funny thing is, we are all simple. Well maybe except serial killers or something. 

The whole point here is that we have lost focus one way or the other. And it’s rather disappointing when you see people lose focus and its worse when you realize, that is who they are.

What is a man’s true nature?

“Actions show you who a person really is; words only prove who that person wants to be” Ultimately, I think this is true. 

What is a man’s true nature?

Man can be fundamentally very good and very bad. But I think we should be focused on living our lives unapologetic. Right?

If anything I have come to understand about humans is that, the true nature eventually surfaces. Then that is who you really are. Well I’ll be glad to see that because then I laugh. 

What is a man’s true nature?

Who am I really? Am I conditioned by the society or my level of education or my family? Is it possible to have a “me” without these factors? Or will I then be an empty vacuum? 

Steven Baum, in his book, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GENOCIDE cites an old Cherokee tale that tells of a grandfather teaching life principles to his grandson: 

“A fight is going on inside me, “he says to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego” he continued, “the other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

“The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Relating this tale to my world, I see a lot of people say one thing and behave another way. And I ask myself, “how come?” Then I guess I figured that the results of such actions tell it all. I guess along the line, we realize that there are a lot of self-righteous individuals who actually have pathetic lives. And it still boils down to: What is a man’s true nature?

I am blessed to have some amazing women in my life that are indeed virtuous. Over time, I have watched out for the common denominator. Which happens to be transparency in spirit, soul and body.

What is a man’s true nature?

We don’t have all the answers. In fact I think we don’t have 50% of the answers we need so we subject the answers upon whatever situations we can find and impose answers.  

Domestic violence cannot be overemphasized. But it is still rampant. Rape cannot be overemphasized. But it is still rampant.

What is a man’s true nature?

If you happen to be one person, not a make-belief, you are the beautiful being the world needs.

I’m tired of make-beliefs, God knows.

3 comments

  1. This post is the reality of things. What we say is different from how we act, but feel there’s always a conflict between our good sides and the bad. Like apostle Paul said in the bible, the things I want to do, I do them no more and the things I don’t want to do is what I do more. This is a major conflict for a whole lot of us. This post is super duper enlightening.

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  2. According to Bodin, ‘man is a problematic being’. The inconsistency we see in a man’s actions and words highlight this problematic nature of man. Until a man refines himself through self evaluation, value creation & knowledge, he will continue to play into the whims and caprices of his nature and environment.
    Good work Debbie 👍.

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