Black People : HEY, YOU GET OFF MY MOUNTAIN!!!

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Have you guys ever heard the phrase, "you think you all that!", and "you think yo' ish don't stink", and so forth??? Well, I've heard that stuff before, and humble cat that I am, I denied it, and became apologetic about it, and you know the rest... Maybe, about 30 years of age, I decided that I would stop apologizing for being "all that", and "you think you so cute", and say "yeah, I do, and what's wrong with that?!"

    Uh, huh, what's wrong with thinkin' you're all that and a 10-pound bag a patata chips(that's a lotta chips!)??? Why folks gotta rain on folks parade, humble and humiliate them, because their outlook on life is cheerful and positive, and confident??? What's da **** deal with folks tryna take the air out from beneath another's cloud??? Is it because some of us are so filled with self-loathing, and a lack of confidence in ourselves that we cannot stand our image up against the human being who so fine they wanna jump back and kiss themselves???(smile!)

    Personally, I want to see folks full of themselves, but in a sincere manner... So long as they're not FRONTIN' like they're all that, but truly feel that way about themselves, I'm fine with that... One of my eldest children gets annoyed at seeing her youngest sibling have this attitude of the world is her oyster, and the sky is the limit, and "I'm a bad woman!!!"(Laugh!) She doesn't dig her bravado, and her brashness, but I see a little ALI in her, and I just be sittin' doing the Bundini Brown thing with her(yeah, champ, rumble young girl rumble!!!)... I try to tell her elder sister that it's about substance, not style, but she can't see she can be just as arrogant and effusive as her baby sister... In fact, they're two of a kind, cut from the same darn cloth, and that's why they can't see eye to eye on nothing, and she can't see herself in her sister(smile!) She's one of a kind, and lil sis is stealing her thunder, or something...(smile!)

    Confidence, poise, inner-belief, self-possession, self-determination, humbling oneself to GOD, not other human beings... What is wrong with that??? Why must we prostrate ourselves before our fellow human beings before they are satisfied... Everybody is SOMEBODY, only a lot of somebodies out here have not been taught to BELIEVE in themselves that way... What are you guys opinions about this??? How do you FEEL about yourselves??? Are you guilty of tryna knock people off their clouds???



    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
  2. karmashines

    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    Yes, I've heard that.

    I think in some cases it's more of an issue of jealousy than the person actually being arrogant or self-absorbed. Regardless, it's good to have pride in oneself... a healthy self-esteem is able to find value in oneself without degrading others. If you're treating others right and they want to say that about you, then I say, **** 'em.
     
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    SAMURAI36 Banned MEMBER

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    Precisely.

    Especially when I'm personally told "you think you know everything", or "you act like you have all the answers"...... Usually a person who would say that sort of thing is lacking in those qualities themselves. My presence alone obviously must remind them of what they themselves are lacking.

    I usually take such absurd statements with a grain of salt, and dismiss them (the statements, as well as the person who made them).

    PEACE
     
  4. Riada

    Riada Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well, I've always downplayed some of my abilities because I catch too much flack otherwise.

    It becomes a matter of how much of my life do I want to spend fighting or defending when I can just pretend to be like everyone else and not stress myself.
     
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    IfUComeSoftly Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Zay!!!!!

    I've heard people say those things as well. I'm a fairly nice, respectable, intelligent, attractive woman. I'm not conceiting by any stretch of the imagination so when people would so those things I too, like Riada, would downplay;however, now you can have that issshhh....

    if people say, "you think you smart,' i think i sure am. what you want me to think i'im stupid.
    "you think you cute!" what am i supposed to think... that i'm ugly?!?
    "you think you fine!" damm sho' do... and i'm clean as the dickens as well...

    i know i'm a good person... if i don't have cofidence in myself... faith in myself... if i don't see the beauty in myself... who will?

    i will no longer apologize for taking pride in my disposition or appearance....
     
  6. karmashines

    karmashines Banned MEMBER

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    lol, it is a contradiction isn't it? Nobody would respect a person that didn't think they were those things.

    I do wonder how often such an 'insult' is valid... from my experience it was very, very rare that the person was truly being conceited.
     
  7. Riada

    Riada Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Also, to me it comes down to not having the need to show others that I'm "all that." I don't need their accolades.

    I use my abilities instead to get the things from life that I want and need for me and mine and when I shoot right on by those people who tried to bring me low, they can't figure out how I have succeeded when they can't or didn't. LOL!!
     
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