Black People : Even a Poor Dog Will Wag His Own Tail

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  1. Destee

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    Hello Family,

    Our Dear Darling Brother Kemetstry said this to me many years ago.

    even a dog wags his own tail

    It moved me then, and it still moves me now, even though i'm kinda confused about what exactly it means, and how much tag wail'n is appropriate and proper?

    Kemetstry ... you here ... ?? Care to share more with me please?

    Family ... have you heard this phrase before? What do you think about it and my questions?

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

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  2. jamesfrmphilly

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    you can wag it as much as you like sweetie............:shades:
     
  3. SAMURAI36

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    What was the context in which this term was used?
     
  4. Destee

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    :love:

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  5. Keita Kenyatta

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    This is one of them unique sayings that can go both ways...positive or negative.
     
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    My .02.......

    Only You can make Yourself truly happy. Perhaps:eek:
     
  7. Destee

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    Brother SAMURAI and Family ... if memory serves me properly, Brother Kemetstry was expressing his concern regarding the fact that i rarely if ever, promoted myself, the community, my endeavors, and he did not like that, did not think it was good. Finally saying, even a dog wags his own tail.

    So my questions are, what exactly does this mean and how much wagg'n is too much wagg'n?

    Sorry for the confusion, i guess i thot yall could read my mind ... :)

    Hope that helps.

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  8. Keita Kenyatta

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    Imagine if i thought i was the world's greatest poet. I wrote, I recited in my house....I kept a home journal, and every blue blue moon I might recite something if somebody almost begged me.

    Somebody is going to come to me sooner or later and repeat that same saying to me. Not only because of what I'm doing, but more so because of what I'm not doing.

    Now on the other hand, there's a lot of tail waggin in the world where there shouldn't be no tail waggin at all...and they gettin paid!!!
     
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    Keita, that was sweet the way you wrapped that all up nice(smile!) Well, said, my brotha..
    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
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    The original expression is.....


    "Even a poor dog will wag his own tail" It simply means that one should feel good about themselves and talk up their own acconplishments lest they go unnoticed. If a lowly animal will feel good about themselves and bark for themselves, what is our excuse!



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