It is time we realized that not everything that we think in our head is worthy of outward representation.
We have decided to be so caught up in other people’s lives that now we believe we have a say, stake or even a place so much so that we decide to voice our opinions on issues of their personal value.
My momma taught me “if you don’t have anything good to say, then say nothing at all” the words of your mouth are all it takes to break down a house of cards.
What am I on about? I recently read of the internet comedian who almost took his life due to the frustration he felt in the United Kingdom, although I do not support the decision of suicide, I do believe it was a cry for help and help he got from a number of people, but what’s got me pissed is the way some people have decided to respond to it.
Calling him a coward, saying things are harder for people in Nigeria and what not, that it was all a publicity stunt. Then I read this particular comment by a “christian” and the things she wrote would definitely make Jesus shiver on his throne.
Here’s an idea,If you do not feel empathy for the person’s problem and so don’t understand their point, how about you keep your opinions to yourself then? you don’t have to add to their problems, you making any kind judgement based on your opinion of what should be does not make you any better.
Now, regarding the living in UK bit, because you are schooling in the UK doesn’t make you automatically better off than others in Nigeria, Yes it snows there, yes the wifi is nice but in all honesty the UK is like every other country where people work hard to get by, now as a Nigerian student living in the UK, you are receiving money in Naira and spending in Pounds that is one of the most unfair exchanges if there ever was any.
Again I repeat, if you can not help someone get better then don’t help them get worse with the words of your mouth.
oh and Christians? next time you want to make a judgmental statement and wrap it up in the cloak of Christianity, remember the bible says:
“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear”
“I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Finally, to everyone, let us learn to filter what we speak,type or let out of our heads generally and the best way to do this is by asking “will I want this said to me?”
Hopefully I have been able to convince you and not confuse you on why we all need to use FILTERS!
Have a lovely weekend, Its good to be back!
P.S : Don’t forget to spread love and joy to someone today and remember a smile a day…keeps the worry away (Ok I made that up but its pretty good no?)