Are You Who You Say You Are?

Maya Angelou says  “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

People are who they say they are.  I am a follower of Thoughts Become Things. Whether those thoughts are positive or negative, they do manifest into reality.  As of late, I have noticed meanness for the sake of being mean, rude, and proud. Being nasty or mean to others doesn’t make you look cool. As a matter of fact,  one of two things will happen:

1. Other nasty people will love you and your life will just continue to bloom in this negative aura or 2. you will be alone because no one will want to hang out with you.

Sometimes there is a fun factor to being around people like this.  They say the thoughts in your head that remain an inner monologue. However, as someone who tries not be like this anymore,  I have become uber sensitive when it happens around me or to me.  Especially if it comes out of left field.  So,  I have to take note if someone is dismissive. I have to think about whether I need to be in that person’s presence  if someone is rude and hurtful. I also have to absorb the purpose of someone strikes with one remark . Then I remind myself that I should always think before I speak : “does it need to be said” and “do I need to say it”. Once I take these situations under consideration, I know I just probably saved myself a ton of aggravation and self-imposed turmoil.

I personally don’t think it is cool to label one’s self with a negative term.  I find that it diminishes the best parts while highlighting the worst parts.


Check out my other project with the EstroGenius Festival. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of October,  the staff of the festival answer the Estro 5. I am really proud of how this came together! Tickets are also available.

One thought on “Are You Who You Say You Are?

  1. I liked your post today. I saw a poster in the school music room last spring. I liked it so much I took a photo of it and I keep it on my phone. It said, “Before you speak, THINK. T is it Truthful, H is it Helpful, I is it Inspiring, N is it Necessary, K is it Kind. The teacher said it was for her middle school students but I think it applies to all of us.

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