Are you the good or bad guy

2015-07-30 06:00
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I was listening to Jabu Pule (remember him?) telling a radio presenter how he would not play soccer well without taking one or two drinks.

He had to take one or two. And when he did, he played excellent football.

You can say that’s a lie. That’s not true. But that’s because you do not know. You’ve never done such things. Or, you are lying to yourself. You continue to. You know, there are folks like that?

Folks who would rather tell a lie than tell the truth. Well, I don’t know what made Jabu to come clean. Maybe he cares. We all say we care. But we do not put that into action. Well, Jabu did.

He is a great guy, and we wish him well. But I’d like to explore this topic, that of lying to ourselves. Why do we do it? I guess it is because we want to suppress the truth. We are two in one.

There is one good guy. And there is one bad guy. And then there is you. All in one. That is what I know. The bad guy is in charge of us. He is in complete control. And he knows it. He is a smart guy. He won’t show that he is. He gives you a free ride to ruin your life. It may not look like that. But in the end, it may turn out that way. When you are ruined you are alone.

No one is there for you. You are alone. The guy that told you to ruin your life has deserted you. He is all gone. Sad but that is how it is. We listen to people that tell us to ruin our lives. We do not listen to those that tell us to love ourselves. Don’t rush to things. Be diligent. Build your life. We don’t listen to them. We think they are squares. When growing up. I was told there were a narrow and a wide road.

And I did not want to listen to that. I thought, what a boring yarn.

It’s not true. But I can see them now. I can see people who are running from boredom; who are running away from themselves.

Who does not want to be by themselves. People who do not want to read a book, or build a dream. I see people who want to be with friends; who are always searching for company.

And technology has made it easy to find company: smart phones. What are young people doing jabbing those phones? Who are they talking to?

Sometimes smiling secretly as if they don’t want you to know?

Are they lying to themselves? They may think they are not. But you never know. A monster may come into your life. And then what? And, as long as you are not working on your dream, you are lying to yourself.

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