Friday, December 19, 2008

A Dying Breed

The dying breed that I want to talk about is Humble Man/Woman. ..Where are they?? It seems that no matter where I look…read…watch..overhear…seems like the world is tooting their own horn…that’s right, the arrogant, cocky, always bragging…….Human. Guess im just tired of hearing a person boasts about what they are great at doing. What a person’s “bests” are. How their shit poo poo smells better than the next. It’s just annoying as all hell. I think that the line between confident and arrogant tend to be crossed more that it should be. “Habitual line steppers” as Charlie Murphy says. You can be proud of you’re the things without the excessive pats on the back.

So where does this come from? I have the slightest clue. I’ve never been one to brag or boast. Just not in me. I feel that I have been blessed and I have lots of things that I could …I guess, jump on my soapbox and tell the whole world that im the shizzzznit toot my horn about. I don’t know, I guess it could be personality driven. I feel like if a person just live their life, and speak through example, that of which they have will be shown. No need to tell the world you make the best meatloaf on the planet…or you are smart as a whip…for me, I wonder…did I even ask you for this shit information?

This post has been brewing in me for awhile. And I almost thought about not posting it, just cuz I don’t want folks to think that im taking shot at them…like a 50 Cent “ how to rob” blog post, lol. I actually been seeing it a lot at work. So that’s what made me want to post it, then after thinking about, its in the blog world too, lol. But hey, everybody’s different. And different is what keeps things interesting.

My goal for 2009 and beyond...Speak through Example



Muze said...

this is a good post.

and that is a great goal for 2009. speak through example. i think i am going to adopt that philosophy as well.

i am one that toots my horn from time to time, but i guess that's in my personality. i've never thought about how it can be taken negatively though.

i'll work on it, O.


Darius T. Williams said...

Great goal.

I don't know where they are!

But it's time for us all to return to our roots!

Super Dave Van Buren said...

Good post, I always wonder about people who sweat they are the best thing since kool-aid.

Opinionated Diva said...

I don't think humble men/women are a dying breed. I just think it's hard to notice them when you have bragadocious people listing all of their accomplishments and basically yelling LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEE...they're hard to miss...even when you WANT to ignore them.

IDK...Generally, I think we all toot our own horns every now and then, when we're really proud of something we've accomplished.

Just O said...


Ms. Behaving said...

I dunno that I agree with humble men/woman being "a dying breed"

Actually, I think rare is more like it! :-)

Just O said...

rare...dying....all the same, lol

Jurista said...

Dying breed, eh...quite possible. Look at our culture though. Everybody gotta have "street cred" and "swagger" and in order to prove you got it, you gotta tell somebody that you got it. Retarded, I know.

My hang-up is the person who reminds you that they are grown. Well, if that's the case, your actions would speak it, right? Hence, the problem.

I know I toot my own horn, lol.

I didn't know you were a resolution maker. Hmmm...interesting.

12kyle said...

"i never walk the streets thinkin' it's all about me. Even though, deep in my really could be!"- Phife from A Tribe Called Quest

I'd like to think that i'm humble. I know that i am extremely confident. Damn near arrogant...but not in a bad way. doesn't matter how confident you are...this world has a way of humbling you. And we ALL will be humbled sooner or later!

Good post, bruh!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Keep working ,great job!