We’ve been discussing the fact that discretion is one of the best qualities one could find in a woman. I want to conclude the matter with one last thought. Discretion can also be defined as “having cautious reserve in speech”. Now this definition isn’t saying that a woman is supposed to be quiet and reserved, without anything to say. That chauvinistic mess is for the birds. It’s 2010. We off that! This is talking about the ability to choose one’s words carefully. One thing I’ve learned is that you don’t make a woman upset. They do not hesitate to tell you about yourself and where you can go…without even thinking twice about it. To tell the truth, I’m not even saying that sometimes men don’t deserve it. I just want to know why y’all be so mad.[featured-image]
One thing I’ve learned about being an “educated” African-American male in society is that I often carry the torch for black men. Many people who do no interact with black men take from their encounters with me a particular view of black men. It’s a harsh reality, but it also makes me realize that my actions/words are being watched by those around me. Are you considered the angry, black woman at the office? Do people know that they should stay away from you or not cross you? Change your language. Don’t blow up every time somebody says something that rubs you the wrong way (even if they deserve it).
Speaking of language, can I say one last thing?