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Talking About People

Admit it, on a good day you love talking about people! Whether it is what they are wearing, saying or doing, you have an opinion. But what happens when you are around people and that's all they know how to do? You most likely find yourself going along just to get along. "Girl, did you see what she was wearing...look at him he needs to lose some weight...did you see her weave...she call herself a Christian?" You see, when you subject yourself to people like this on a regular basis, you can't help but act just like them!

Talking about people; instead of talking about ideas is common amongst many African Americans especially the old school type. They are more interested in what their neighbor looks like than what he or she is doing for the community. I thought about this when I noticed some videos about some of our popular singers and dancers. Lets face it, most of them are not Christian no matter how much they say they love God -- they love a god, its just not the one in the Bible. They do things on purpose to be talked about such as dress half-naked, shake their booty for the camera, use expletives, yell, and act like a fool and some ignorant blacks will accept this as nothing more than entertainment. What would happen if we turned our heads and gave the foolish no attention? What would happen if we would not write about certain entertainers, watch their programs, or buy their cds? What would happen?

What non-blacks looking on the outside in see are people who act stupid and therefore assume they are stupid. Think about the times when you were with some ignorant family members who drew attention to themselves by talking and laughing loudly. Remember how you felt? Do you recall what people said or did around you?

Advertisers, producers, marketers, promoters, and others in the media know that blacks react to music and gossip. They know that if they create a drama, blacks will watch. They know that if they put a beat to a commercial, blacks will stop what they are doing. They also know that many blacks are very much into their Bible; therefore, if they can create a distraction by using a booty-shaking, pretty woman (or man) to parade around in front of them they will be less likely to follow the priniciples of the Bible. Without the word, you will most likely fall for anything and you will most likely spend time talking about everything but the word.

So when you hear your brother or sister talking about people, what exactly are they saying underneath all the criticism? Do they love themselves? Are they jealous of others? Do they look at another's flaws to try to build themselves up? What kind of person are they really? Should you even be associating yourself with them? How do you feel after you have been in their presence?

On the surface gossiping seems like its fun and harmless, but in the end it only leaves one bitter, jealous and further distant from the one true God.

God bless.

Nicholl McGuire
Freelance Writer, Published Author & Poet

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