Stream the Sage

Entitled Tangent

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Am I the only one who has noticed more and more people feeling entitled?

No, things should not just be handed over to you on a silver platter, ass. Work for the shit you want. I know that people struggle and become homeless every day, I am not talking about those people. I’m not even talking about all the people on welfare. I’m talking about those people who don’t break a sweat and still expect it to rain gold. The people who have never worked hard for anything.

Have you spoken with any youth lately? Demanding iphones, ipads, electronics of all sorts. Expecting cars to be given to them, clothes and shoes of the latest name brand.

Can we please try to teach our youth to work hard and have good work ethic. To be professional and kind. To treat people with respect and with that earning respect in return. Respect is another tangent all together. People are forgetting to learn even the littlest things, phone numbers, addresses, how to spell and use punctuation…ya know, the little things.

Do our future a favor and stop encouraging this kind of behavior.

That’s just my opinion.

– The Street Sage

Friend Zone

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Dear Street Sage –

I’m a bigger girl; thick, fat, curvy, pleasantly plump, etc.. I am very confidant in who I am, I know I have a great personality and generally people like me, however, I don’t date often. I have lots of guy friends, some have said (way to late) that they have had feelings for me…the guys I have dated always end up being…let’s just say, not the right guy. I feel like I have dated every guy who has ever been vocal about liking me, my friends tell me I am wrong. How do you know you’re putting people in “friend zone”? I also lose confidence when it comes to guys liking me. I feel like it is hard for me to believe that someone could actually like me, in that way. I listen to guys talk, I know the type of girl they comment on and I’m definitely not that. How can I make sure I don’t put guys in the friend zone to quickly?

– Friend Zone

Dear Friend Zone –

If you’re anything like me, and I know I am, you love people. When you are very open and friendly it intimidates guys and they don’t think they have a chance with you. Let’s face it, the good guys aren’t confidant enough to think they have a chance with someone who is so sure of themselves. unfortunately for women the confidant guys are assholes, usually. As far as how big you are, it shouldn’t matter. Not to someone who really cares about you. If some guy doesn’t want to date you because of your weight, he’s not the right guy for you anyway. Even though you seem to be a very confidant person in some respects it also seems like you need to love yourself just a little bit more, thick girls can be just as sexy, you just have to believe that. The moment you don’t believe a guy could actually like you is the same moment you have put the relationship in friend zone. It may feel like you have dated every guy that has ever vocally stated their feelings but I find that hard to believe, how many people have you had crushes on and didn’t act on it? We live in an era where men feel as if they shouldn’t be the only ones making moves. An era where asking someone out on Facebook is acceptable and online dating makes more sense to people than actually having a conversation to find out if you’re compatible. TImes they are a changin’. Maybe you should start being more vocal on your own feelings…

That’s just my opinion.

– The Street Sage

Ignorance Tangent

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ig·no·rance
ˈignərəns
noun
noun: ignorance
  1. 1.
    lack of knowledge or information.
    “he acted in ignorance of basic procedures”
    incomprehension of, unawareness of, unconsciousness of,unfamiliarity with, inexperience with, lack of knowledge about, lack of information about;

    informal cluelessness about
    “a statement that shows a complete ignorance of the regulations”
    lack of knowledge, lack of education, unenlightenment, illiteracy;
    lack of intelligence, stupidity, foolishness, idiocy 
    “both ignorance and poverty contribute to the growing problem of forced child labor”
    antonyms: understanding, familiarity, knowledge, education

Where does ignorance come from? It’s not always an individual’s fault that that they are ignorant. Is it ignorance if you don’t know you are ignorant about something?

When does ignorance become a problem you ask?

It becomes a problem when an individual or a group of people are fighting passionately for something they don’t know all the facts about.

Social media today causes people to not read up on events going on in the world. Why read a whole article on a current event when you can read 70 facebook statuses on it? Or tweets, because whoever is tweeting about an event has to know the answers, right? People put too much faith in the social media. Don’t accept another person’s opinion just because you are too lazy to come up with your own.

Read a book, play outside, enjoy life a little. Learn from your community and the people around you. Grow, change, teach each other, live, laugh, cry, fight for something, be yourself, don’t apologize so much, work less, play more, love more, hate less, be fearless, try. Try anything. Give more and expect less. Expect less. Entitlement is over rated and deserves a punch in the face. Thinking someone else will do it is the best way to get nothing done.

Ignorance comes from a closed mind. Ignorance is taught and accepted. Ignorance is believing you have the answers and there is nothing else out there but what you know.

Why are people so afraid to be challenged? Even more so, why are they afraid to fight?

It’s never too late to start learning. It’s never too late to grow. It’s never too late to be a better you. Don’t be fooled, being a better you is not just for the sake of you…it’s also for the sake of anyone who may cross your path.

 

That’s just my opinion.

-The Street Sage