In the Art of Love and War
The Art Of Love And War
There are things that could border the line of selfish and low self-esteem. Recently I was engaged in a conversation with a young individual who was aware of their selfish character traits and was unapologetic. This individual was complaining about not receiving attention from the person they had an intimate encounter with.
Snippit of the conversation went like this:
“I really wanted to see you. Do you want to hang out?”
“I will let you know.”
…… Just that simple.
My friend was annoyed by that response and slid into a moment of vulnerability.
I sat listening to him ramble on and on, and in the midst of the conversation, it occurred to me that he had some self-esteem issues. I mean really, an individual must be selfish along with have low self-esteem to allow how another person chooses to spend their time.
“I will let you know.” …. Could me just about anything.
– There is a previous engagement that I am obligated to the attend.
– I have a doctors appointment.
– I am spending time with my mother.
– Hell, I don’t want to see you when the sun is out.
After I schooled his ass, my friend was enlightened and quickly saw the error of their ways. Then for a few seconds, they sulked in this new angle of self awareness.
Glad my friend resolved his issues with taking an “I will let you know.” and turning it into “I don’t like you, stop calling me”. Really? Your peace should not be validated by the presence of others.
Through The Eyes Of A Gay Biyach
I have been writing for at least 25 years. I remember when I was in the 6th grade I wrote a short story dealing with teen date rape. My teacher scolded me for writing such mature material. Shunned by the thought of disapproval I became introverted concerning my writing. I might not command the English language but this form of expression is deeply rooted within me. I finished a 10-year writing project, my first book of a three-part series, 2 years ago. The thrill of the accomplishment has allowed a small ember within me to take a spark. Partnering with ‘”Grown Ass Women Know” has given me a platform to Write, Share, Express, Explore, Encourage, and Inspire…..I want to open some boxes and throw away some misconceptions of thy own self as well as others.