When People Show You Who They Are, Believe Them The First Time…
Most of us will reckon, there’s two ways of getting on top of things in life… one is the path less chosen – to work your way to the top with sincere intention, commitment and effort. And the other, (an increasingly resorted to approach, unfortunately), is to try and pull others down to your level – so that you don’t feel like you’re the only one licking the slimy bottom of the barrel.
This malicious act of pulling down others initially helps in masking one’s own sense of inadequacy and lack of conviction. Going further, it necessitates the constant fabrication of lies and twisted facts, to keep alive this vapid charade of self-righteousness… in the process, fooling numerous gullible bystanders.
If this sounds familiar to what’s happening in our community today, that’s because it is. Social media is yet again rife with negativity, as some candidates who have nothing really to show for themselves in terms of a valid record of Community Service, have decided to jump in the fray of elections, using the ‘throwing stones to hide your hands’ approach, in the hope that community members will yet again be duped by their shenanigans.
While the disgraceful disparagement of another is a very shaky premise to build one’s presence on, this offers an excellent opportunity for community members to gauge who is truly exhibiting the qualities of leadership (or lack, thereof) and deserving of a seat at the BPP Board.
In the words of the great Maya Angelou, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time… not the 29th time!” This should greatly help our community members sift the wheat from the chaff!
Have a good weekend!