Then there is another one. Total opposite. He can’t be called young but he has also ‘partaken of salt'(amekula chumvi) . This guy laughs at his own shadow. Dare you smile in his class and he will bawl over in hearty laughter thus creating those endless cycles coz the whole class then laughs wit (or is it at) him and this leads to him ‘ending’ (kuisha) some more. I foresee this guy living to see his great grandkids tattoos. mark you he teaches Geodesy. Now if you recall Geography in high school, you know there is little else that is a natural sleeping agent than a lecture about rocks and the shape of the earth. True it is ground shaking stuff (pun so intended) but is morbidly boring. I suspect this guys sense of humour helped him sit through it when he was a student and figured what better way to teach it than to laugh through it? Strangely, it works. We actually understand what he is talking bout. Now if the same unit was being taught by the old boring dude above, am certain someone would have killed himself Japanese samurai style.
Long story short, old guys should take it easy, its never that serious. Ya’ll were once young, and were no different from us.
Everyone is full of it. You know what am talking bout and you know its true. We judge and complain and generally act like the dude or dudette we are pointing at while we sneer and wish them all manner of misfortune.
When Sir Isaac Newton said that men are so unpredictable that they may as well be mad (Or something in that line of thought) when he lost some money on the stock exchange, he wasn’t being very observant. We are all driven by the same things, approval, dominating your fellow man, and vanity. it is why most of us slave away for years in school learning what makes the world go round only to fight your way out of the system and find its like one of these Russian toys nothing ever really changes, we may think we do as we go through the various stages of development but its the same story , just a different cast and different props. Your folk’s folks thought their parents were from some other century when they were teenagers. They probably also snuck out of the Huts to go on late night raids or steal some murats or Mursik and go have a blast in the bushes or something. All am saying is that rebellion, behaving like know-it-alls and believing you will change the world is a consequence of a bunch of hormones flooding your system and it has happened to all the adolescents right from the times of the Neanderthals. So yes. You ain’t as special as you imagine. Neither am I or Obama or Prince. They just have slight variations/attributes that make them a bit more likable, and sensational than the rest of us. But they eat, drink, sleep like the rest of us.
Beating yourself up coz some fool doesnt appreciate you is rather lame if you think about it. As comedian Katt Williams said in one of his Stand up skit, ” Its called Self Esteem it’s esteem of yourself what does anyone else have to do with it?”
I really don’t see what the hullabaloo is about. its their life to live. mind your own business. Its not like Most of us are vocal about the Israeli’s blowing up Pakistani women and children. Fighting a holy war is a lame and daft argument. It worked with the Canaanites but then they didn’t have Google or libraries. If a dude wants to marry another dude, you saying no will not make the wish go away. Sure he will marry the next bimbo that happens along but rest assured he will be working late like a pirate, and you know which booty he be looting. Slapping Sin all over it doesn’t convince me that it is a choice made by the Gay community to be queer.
All this hating is fuelled blindly following Jewish traditions (enshrined in the Christian good book) which are as misconstrued as any other. Reading leviticus is jarring to say the least. Why it is still included in the Bible is anyones guess. You cannot convert to Judaism. You have to be born Jew. Now tell me that is not the single most discriminatory monotheistic belief system on the planet. But I digress.
Am thinking its just misplaced fear. Most of the Homophobes are just insecure of their own sexuality. The church wants to keep you, me and him/her under control so that you don’t get fancy ideas about being in control of your life. Trust the dude in the collar with all your deep dark secrets and all will be alright. . . yeah right. . .