THE JUDGING GAME

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          THE JUDGING GAME
At one point or another, you may have called someone ugly, a loser, a douchebag, a snake or a hoe. Either way,you got to judge someone and if the rest of us claim you walked alone, hypocrisy won’t be enough to describe our demeanour.

Judging isn’t meant to be bad. It actually has a decent definition. According to the English Oxford dictionary, judging is forming an opinion about somebody or someone based on the information you have. See? Not bad at all. It does become bad when it is based on minimal information. For example, review the example below.

Person 1: Can you believe he took his own life?
Person 2: OMG! Such an infidel.

Person 1 lays a statement and person 2 forms an opinion based on that statement, but is this statement enough information to carry out a judgement? Person 1 doesn’t mention how depressed the suicide was and how they had no one to help them through their predicament, but person 2 is quick to call the suicide an infidel.

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Real Talk

It’s actually a stereotype in society to think low of people that take their lives, i mean I used to think the same way too when I was young. While I still believe it is never right to take your life, I have been through life situations that left me imagining how easy it could be for people having it worse to see death as an exit to pain, however temporary they know  the exit can be. Some people go through mental, emotional and physical pain that they just can’t take it anymore and see suicide as a relief pill. So before you call them an infidel, relax and imagine what really pushed them to break.

DON’T JUDGE ME
A very common detail in people’s  online bios. My twitter and instagram bio has one with a sarcastic hint, it reads “Judge Yourself”. So I was thinking to myself the other day. Do we ask people never to judge us because we are just guilty or  maybe we just can’t stand the bullshit of someone as imperfect as us trying to play a righteous number on us? I personally think it is a reminder to someone to stop wasting their time. Instead of forming an opinion about someone, why not work on making yourself better? Some say “Only God can judge me”, I say “I am afraid of God”.

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For Real Though!!

Like I alluded to earlier, judging is not meant to be bad. Surely let a spade be called a spade, but not call Captain Jack Sparrow a criminal when you have never even saved a life. Yes that’s a  deep  example, but whatever, I know u get it.

        NOW LISTEN UP SOCIETY
1)Just because you met two boys that screwed  you over doesn’t mean all men are dogs. Hell, your brother and father are men.

2)Why do you want to call her a hoe just because she respected and trusted you enough to sleep with you on the first date?

3)Just because I go to church on saturday doesn’t mean I am SDA

4?Just because someone consumes alcohol, a heavy smoker, goes out every weekend doesn’t mean you are better than them even when you are a frequent church goer.

5)Just because they keep to themselves doesn’t mean they are a weird, it’s not wrong to be a loner in a world that is easy to meet fake frienship

6)Just because they are South African doesn’t make them Xenophobic

7)Just because you go to church doesn’t mean you are saved

8)Dresing dandy or driving an expensive car doesn’t mean they are rich or happy

9)Just because she smiles at you all the time does’t mean she likes you. She may just be feeling sorry for you bro. So don’t go lying to your mates

10)listening to Justin Bieber or One Direction doesn’t make that guy gay.

11)and so on and so forth.

                     CONCLUSION
                     MATHEW 7:4
OR HOW WILT THOUGH SAY TO THY BROTHER, LET ME PULL OUT THE MOCE OF THINE EYE AND BEHOLD A BEAM IS IN THINE OWN EYE?

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Reflect on that.

RACISM-THE WORLD’S WILDEST ANIMAL

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Man has played around with dolphins, rode elephants, had tigers in his home and even trusted snakes around his neck. However, he has not been able to control a certain animal.

The irony of it all is he is always trying to maintain control over everything, but never had the capacity to fully control this animal. Well i get it. I mean it stings like a bee, smells like a skunk, chews like a hippo, swallows like an anaconda and roars like a lion, no not really, it’s too cowardly, snarls like a dog. Don’t be fooled though, it is still wildly.

The Funny thing is some people have been able to walk with it. They are perfectly good people except they will not like you because you are green when they are purple or because they are blue and you are pink.

As this walk continues, it leaves me questioning the real definition of civilization as most societies tend to believe they are civilized.

For as long as this walk continues, we will be able to relate to the wildlife food chain where a Lion consumes an impala, only in our case, it is more of a spiteful chain.

I bleed red, you do too . Though my skin colour be different from yours, you are just like me. Just because I am green and you are not doesn’t mean you can’t be as good as me. It is no competition, but it just shows how far we have gone, testing our abilities just to prove a point when it  is simply common sense. It also sounds like a plea to be accepted.

We wake up to videos, pictures and stories on social media depicting people that walk with this animal. We have seen it walk in people we should run to for protection- the police, we have seen it run in buses, planes.

Maybe these people never chose this walk, but the animal chose them. But, I like to believe we all have a choice to make- free will.

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RACISM IS TAUGHT, NO ONE IS BORN RACIST. GIVE THE KIDS A BREAK, THEY HAVE A FUTURE IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT YOURS.

A baby may freak out upon seeing a human of a different colour for the first time. However,  the baby will get over it eventually  and even want to be in the arms of ‘what’ it feared. It is really up to someone to impart some Dogma into this child. The child then walks with the animal because they were just ignorant. So we should watch what we say to our little ones. We are never born with this walk, we are taught this walk and as adults may adopt this walk because of influence around us.

Living in China for some months has me appreciating certain parts. Little kids are always saying “hello” when they see me and my friends and want to feel our hair. If these kids’ parents decide to tell them negative stories about my race, the children may walk with the animal.

Certain parts  take us 15 minutes for a cab to stop. Are the Taxi drivers walking with the animal? Or maybe I am just paying for the sins of other people of my race who made it a tendancy not to pay after using a taxi? Even in our suspicions we may walk with the animal without realizing it.

You don’t have to mistreat some one to walk with the animal. If you pay a blind eye to a racist act, you walk with it. If you believe you are inferior to another race, you walk with it. Oh! you may say  “I don’t walk with it Aquila” Well without realizing it, you may have judged  a whole race because of what one person did against you.

I don’t believe Barack Obama is that special. Yes, he is the first Black president  but i believe there we’re many black men before him who could have made even better presidents than him.  I love Barack Obama not because he was the first black president, but because of some of his qualities. We should stop stop terming people as black presidents, female presidents because at the end of it all, there is no such things as a red,blue, male or female mind to run affairs.

It reminds me of the irrational comments I saw on Facebook when Dr Guy Scott took over presidential affairs after the late Micheal Sata passed on (MHSRIP). Some users  could say “we are back in the colonial times as a white man is leading us”. That is preposterous. In years to come, we will have fourth generation people of every race who will want to exercise their right as Zambians  to stand as  Parliamentary or presidential candidates. My point is we could all easily walk with the animal without knowing.

I may not be the first person to speak against this walk, but if we all changed our stance and got more and more people to speak against it while practicing what they preached we could have advocated for IMG_20150706_132552a racism free world. It’s like people want a HIV free generation and not a Racist free one.

Love is what can heal us all. There is no race that is completely racist. This is 2015 we should be able to hold hands and to your surprise, you won’t get any rash by doing that.

SAY NO TO THE ANIMAL, SAY NO TO RACISM, LET US ALL SMILE TOGETHER WITH ONE FACE.

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