Dig Deeper

Two of my go to sayings are contradictions, I think.

I believe in love at first sight and don’t judge a book by its cover.

There’s so many things and people that I have love for at first sight. Usually it’s food related, but anything made by Apple I love as soon as I see it. My children I love at first sight, and other peoples energy I feel attached to at first sight.

Then getting to know them might sway my opinion. Like the new iPhone 12 feels and looks awesome, but the software is a little wonky at times.

Some people are really good at seeming awesome but upon further review, they tend to suck, sometimes.

We see on social media a lot of people sharing stories and making comments solely based on the headlines or their opinion. While the article or other side of the argument might open your eyes to the truth or at least confirm you’re opinion.

Like everything else I do, this is really all about me. There’s times I look health and ok but underneath my drop dead gorgeous exterior, I have more physical scars than the ocean has plastic pollution (it’s a lot). Outside of the noticeable physical scars. My mental well-being is just as if not more scarred up than my physical.

The purpose of this post is to challenge myself and whoever is bored enough to read this, to start digging a little deeper than what you see on the surface.

If you see something you love take the time to look into it, see if you really love it. You’ll either start to love it even more or find out it’s really not for you. (Team IPhone 4 life). If you see something you don’t like, take some time to give it a chance or see it from someone else perspective. You still might not like it, but it could help you understand why someone does.

We have access to so much more information, we all have our own algorithms which has helped us become ignorant to many situations. The internet has been tailored for each of us to only see what we want to see.

When we read a friends post we read it from our perspective and usually take what they are saying out of context, because of what we think.

If you want to see positive change and growth, you have to be willing to open your mind to other ways of thinking and stop pushing your thoughts onto others. Or getting angry when someone doesn’t see it your way.

It’s good to love at first sight, but don’t judge the book by its cover. I’ve always thought that our first thoughts don’t define our beliefs, it’s the ones that follow.

I fit many negative stereotypes as a 6 foot 4 inch black American. With more tattoos than fingers, but I’d be willing to bet if you take the time to get to know me. You’ll be completely blown away by how fucking awesome I am.

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