For almost twenty years I’ve heard the term (and used it also)…”real talk”.
Mainly used to stress that what I’m (universal “I”) about to say is serious and worthy of listening to. And that’s great! No, really it is. However, after hearing it for SO long, it’s lost ‘that lovin’ feeling’…and has become one of those speech fillers like “nah mean”, and “I’m just saying”. Nope, I don’t know what you mean….and if you’re not saying it; then who’s the ventriloquist (complete with hand up the….and special effects voices)?
Ooh, add the statement; “I’m not like these other – cats, chicks, men, females, etc…” AND “I’M different. ” just by saying and possibly pointing out the OBVIOUS, makes you more like the one who proceeded you. You’re similar, far too similar to make an effort to BE DIFFERENT.
100%…of what? No one is absolutely anything continuously…you never change moods? Get hungry? Have flatulence and must evacuate your ‘system’ (for lack of a cleaner word/image)?
My all-time favorite, “when you know better, you do better”; that’s an apparent falsehood. The majority of people KNOW to do better and just DON’T. Why?Because change is painful; it requires thought and commitment, and “real talk”…we ain’t got time for all that.
Last, but not least (it just always feels that way to the last)…”be the change you want to see in the world”…in that case I wanna see the LOWEST rate of monies become the dollar (no more chump for us folks)! That’s right! No more heavy pockets full of coins, just bills, promissory notes insured by the Federal Reserve…and when all is said and done (see how I did that)…counterfeit conversation can cost you an arm and a leg. 😁😂😅