Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Stop Right There

I have made it to the mid portion of my life, I suppose. I don't know when it happened because I was just like 21 a couple of days ago. But, happen it has. 

There is a lot of freedom that comes with this phase of life. I now have the ability to not care about the opinion of the masses. And, I have gotten into a position professionally where I am confident and comfortable in my own skin. 

Oh, I wish that were true in general. 

I know, here I go again, but I have generally been shocked at the things that have happened around me. I mean, I KNEW stuff happened, but I guess I never really, truly believed some stuff happened. 

I have lived a sheltered life. 

And, although I have been exposed to things and people I never knew really existed I still refuse to act like these folks act. 

My Mama raised me better than that. 

For example. 

There is nothing less attractive than an openly crude woman. I'm sorry, but it's true. It doesn't make you appear to be all that if you spew some of that crud that is better left unsaid to others. It makes you appear filthy and, well just plain gross. 

I, for one, don't want to hear it. It's that whole dirty laundry phenomenon I have mentioned before. The point is not to expose your yuck to the whole world. Or, well, me. Haha

My Mama taught me the importance of how to carry myself, how to interact with others, how to behave with decorum. 

Those attributes are still in fashion. Having a little class and self respect never goes out of style. And when you respect yourself you find that others will treat you with respect also. It's a pretty cool concept. 

So, population in general...what have we learned today? If you feel the need to share some personal and PRIVATE things with others, stop right there and rethink that position. What are your motives for doing so because I can promise you whatever you think you are gaining by it is going to backfire and make you appear to be a loser instead of victor. 

Class dismissed.