Entry: "How can people be so heartless?"
How can people be so heartless, so cruel, so hard? I happened to be off from work last week getting some home enhancement work done and since I couldn't really surf around on the net while waiting for them I flicked the the TV on to pass time and the usual crop of shows dealing with dysfunctional families was on....One of them caught my attention only because of the issue they were discussing, which happened to be paternity testing. I for the life of me cannot understand how a person can be in a relationship, being all lovey-dovey the whole time, baby we gonna do this, baby we gonna do that, have unprotected sex, conceive another human life and then when confronted with the possibility that they may be the father and then all of a sudden BAM! BooM! Then the song is like.."Awww...naw, hell no that aint my baby, sheeet, she was messin around on me while we were together, she's a stank, slut, hoe beayatch and I just want her to get lost and out of my life forever..." Sure there are situations where one or the other done flipped the script and done something bad, maybe they were cheating but those issues if known should have been dealt with long before baby-making time was here.
What can possibly drive a man to deny his own child like that after the act? It really pains a brotha to see the coldness, the hardness in todays society. Babies being tossed in trash cans right after birth, kids 5,6,7 years old cursing grown folk out and not being CORRECTED, youngster's singing and rapping of sexual fantasies and getting high and then making millions off their work, CEO's raking in billions while their U.S. based employees are losing jobs left and right to cheap labor overseas, whole departments of people getting pink slips a few days before Christmas...now how cold is that? I've noticed that most everyone, especially "our" people have issues with making eye contact when passing another person on the steet for fear of being attacked or threatened...it goes on and on...I'm telling you guys it's a spirit, a spirit of hatred and hardness settling in on people everywhere, like a fog. Doesn't have to be this way either, we are all born with brotherly love to one another anyway. It's over the course of our lives that most of us become hard, crusty self-centered people due to our environment or "atmosphere". *sigh*
Just like that old song from back in the day says..
"What the world needs now..is love, sweet love."
On a lighter note to flavor Hump Day..
I ran across this while surfing. It may be worth a giggle or two
ANSWERING MACHINE AT THE MENTAL HOSPITAL
"Hello, and welcome to the mental health hotline....
If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly.
If you are co-dependent, please ask someone to press 2 for you.
If you have multiple personalities, press 3,4,5 and 6.
If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want, stay on the line so we can trace your call.
If you are delusional, press 7 and your call will be transferred to the mother ship.
If you are schizophrenic, listen carefully and a small voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are a manic-depressive, it doesn't matter which number you press, no one will answer.
If you are dyslexic, press 96969696969696969696.
If you have a nervous disorder, please fidget with the pound key until a representative comes on the line.
If you have amnesia, press 8 and state your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, social security number, and your mother's maiden name.
If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, very s-l-o-w-l-y & c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y press 000.
If you have bi-polar disorder, please leave a message after the beep or before the beep or after the beep. Please wait for the beep.
If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9. If you have short-term memory loss, press 9.
If you have low self-esteem, please hang up. All operators are too busy to talk to you.
If you are menopausal, hang up , turn on the fan, lay down & cry. You won't be crazy forever.
If you are blonde please don't press any buttons, you'll just screw it up.
Disclaimer: The preceding was a joke and nothing but a joke. It was not intended to offend you if you are afflicted with any of the aforementioned disorders, or anyone who looks like you, walks like you, or is known by you.
8 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.
on Friday, July 16th, 2004 @ 11:04 AM EST
Hey Greggy I meant to say yesterday that I experienced the "Daddy in Denial Syndrome" from my daughters father. He would say one thing to me, but tell his friends something else. Finally one of them told me he was going around denying his paternity. It hurt, to say the least. But thank God he made amends before he passed away nearly 18 years ago when she was a baby.
Amen for that, but it would be so much better if it (the denial) never happened that way in the first place at all...to anybody. It is devastating for the children involved, but they never look at it that way...*sigh*...greggy
on Friday, July 16th, 2004 @ 06:48 AM EST
first let me say sorry again for getting things twisted like I did and....
second thank you for giving a sista another chance to set things skrate!
Happy Friday greggy!
Hello Toya, thanks for taking the time to understand Have a Happy Friday yourself!...greggy
on Thursday, July 15th, 2004 @ 04:24 PM EST
This is hart breaking Greggy. I donít understand how someone could separate their heart from the physical act of making love and conceiving a baby. Seems we the human race has grown a hardcore crust over our hearts.
On a lighter note that answering machine at the mental hospital has got me LMAO!!! Leave it to you to keep us all smiling. Have a great day sweetie Iíll talk to you soon!!!
Yep, seems like everyone has adopted that "it's all about me mentality", yes? Glad you enjoyed that joke, it had me LMAO too! You have great day too sweetie!...greggy
on Thursday, July 15th, 2004 @ 01:11 PM EST
Hey!! I'm OFFENDED by that joke!! AHA GOTCHA!
Hey Greggy, it seems we have the same rant on the brain. I'm sick of the negativity too. Can't we all just get along?!
hehehe, Cheryl, I cannot validate what affliction you are suffering from therefore your offensitivity is completely negated and is rendered null and void...greggy
on Thursday, July 15th, 2004 @ 12:42 PM EST
Awww G, there's only one thing this answering machine piece is missing! "If you have A.D.D., you might as well hang up immediately." Hope you're well, G! Had to stop and say my hello for the day...hit me up soon.A~
Hmm...actually I could think of several more to put on there but I am sure to offend someone then...LMAO!
on Wednesday, July 14th, 2004 @ 06:36 PM EST
Yes, God is awesome. Good to see you're still going strong, my brutha. As usual, you're shining! I love it. And that "Answering Machine" piece is a hoot! Thanks for posting it and for dropping by to check on me. I'm still among the living, just been a bit busy with my offline life. I'll be back soon to check on ya and see your new creations.
Hope all is well in your camp. Blessing to you and the fam.
Well hello there Lynne! Thank you much for your way too kind comments about my work, very nice to see you on-line again! Happy vibing and flowing!...greggy
on Wednesday, July 14th, 2004 @ 05:58 PM EST
Even when you are getting heavy you shine a bright smiling light. Hugs to your precious self and all the little children in the world looking for love and direction.
Catch today and be happy, Meadow
Thank You Meadow! I don't know about the bright light part though, but I do try to smile a lot..LOL ...greggy
on Wednesday, July 14th, 2004 @ 11:56 AM EST
G!I am sitting in the 'pc lab at school, (during a break from a psychology class, coincidentally!)And I read this...I am laughing so damn hard I am cryin'! And the people all around me think I'm crazy! Heh. you made my day. Keep your chin up, sweetie!Oh, and yer feet too!
hehehe, thanks A~! I think I saw that joke when I was surfing around on a forum on-line somewhere, made me giggle too!...greggy