i used to engage people a lot more on this blog, but for the past year, i choose to just ignore a lot of the things people say in response to my posts.
some people are just so damn ignorant. some black people call themselves disagreeing with me but then say the exact same shit i just said, or worse, something completely ignorant. some white people think they’re niggerologists and spew the most unaware shit i have ever read. some people are so damn nitpicky and take this whole “following” thing too literal. they are impossible to please.
i used to feel the need to respond and get the last word and make people understand, but not only do i not have the time… that shit drives me insane after awhile and wears me down. it’s like the same ol’ things over and over again. i feel trapped in a re-run episode and i suppose that’s the way the system works.
i’ve been taught to try to discuss things with people on the level they are at.. but some of this stuff i’ve come to understand as basic.
and it’s like… if you don’t understand certain things, it’s hard to wanna engage with you. we should be having more complex discussions and yet many of us are stuck explaining the same things over and over again.
i just hope someone out there with patience is catching you people.. because i can’t right now.
i hope you ask questions and seek answers. in my life, i have found a catalyst for growth is to humble myself and assume i know absolutely nothing until i do thorough research. and even then, remain open to the idea that someone out there will know more.
i say all this because black history month is coming up, meaning it’s prime season for repetitive discussions.