September Theme: Don't Just Fall for Anything
Don’t fall for just anything. A lot of people talk about staying "woke". Well, that means that you need to harness your common sense. You can’t just fall for any old okie-doke. Don’t get bamboozled, flim-flamed or scammed.
Don’t just be okay with things you know are wrong. Don’t fall for excuses and justifications when you know good and darn well stuff is foul. I’m going to go ahead and say it…. Let’s take R Kelly for instance. Some of you all really want him to be innocent so bad because he is such a talented musician, but y’all know he is as wrong as the day is long. He isn’t the only one. We have got to stop upholding people just because we want to like them. We can’t keep ignoring that grown man you see picking up young girls after school. I don’t care if its R Kelly or R Shelly. Don’t just fall for anything.
We want you to move through life remembering lessons learned and avoid putting blinders on. Ideally, everyone would treat each other with kindness, respect and fairness. However, this is not the case. This is not our reality. If you expect others to treat you fair because you are fair, you will be disappointed. That’s like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn’t eat him. Maya Angelou said when people show you who they are believe them - the first time. Actions speak louder than words. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, guess what … it’s a duck. If there is suspicious behavior, lies and deceit and your boo acts like a (well you know) guess what he or she is who you think they are.
If it is too good to be true it probably is worth more investigation. Don’t keep falling for something that has already been established as a lie. Use your common sense and discernment. You can’t people causing the problem in charge of the solution. When things aren’t adding up, its time to start subtracting