Thursday, April 9, 2009
Shit you should already know
Today at work a coworker and I were listening to the Steve Harvey morning show.
Of course we started talking about his book Act like a lady Think like a man. I told her that I had glanced over it in Barnes and Nobles, but had not purchased it. I told her that I was not really feeling it because I do not want a woman to think like me. I want a woman to think like what she is, a woman.
But that is just me.
We started talking about self help books and how people are making millions of dollars telling other people how they should live their lives.
I never thought about this before, but she, (this is a very fine older woman, that if I was not married), well.... Let me stop right there.
Back on point...
She pulled my coat to the fact that people in general are very stupid.
People are constantly looking to other people to tell them shit they should already know.
Case and point.
Brother Steve's book is pretty much simple. Women should listen to their instincts when dealing with men. A woman knows from the start-up if a man is full of shit or not.
But instead of listening to that inner voice every woman has, they rely on someone to tell them the decision they should make.
My coworker got me to thinking. She hit the nail on the head.
How is someone that does not know me from the man on the moon gonna tell me what decision I should make concerning something in my life, that I should already know the answer to?
Mind control is all this shit is. Legalized Pimping.
'Baby, you know that you like standing on that corner all day making your man rich. This is what you were made to do. Don't you feel good making Daddy happy'?
Don't that sound just like some of those "self-help" books, or the Dr. Phil's in the world, that are constantly telling people what they should do in their lives to be happy and fulfilled?
Why does anybody need somebody else to tell them what makes them happy?
Why does anybody need somebody else to tell them to get out of an abusive relationship?
Why does anybody need somebody to tell them to lose weight if they know they are over weight?
Don't YOU know better than some stranger what YOU
need to fulfill or better YOUR situation?
Why do I need to buy a book or watch some TV personality or listen to some good Reverend Dr at the Unified Brother of Christ and Dollars Church tell me some shit that I should already know about myself?
I know what makes me happy.
I know what makes me cry.
I know if doing something hurts.
I know what I look like when I look in the mirror.
I know if this woman loves me or not.
I know what type of relationship I like being in.
I know me.
So why would I want somebody that does not know me, to tell me about me, or what I should be doing with my life, or what I need to do fulfill my relationship?
Maybe I should write a self help book.
I have been told that I am a smooth talker.
I damn sure can tell a woman how she needs to feel and what she needs to do to bring me some cash.
"Bitch better have my money. Not some, Not half, but all my cash. And if that bitch don't, I'm putting my foot dead in her ass."