As usual, we are out here trying to reinvent the wheel. The word is ALREADY DEFINED. It is the application that is the issue. It is probably the wrong word to use in certain situations. Wait, it is probably the RIGHT WORD TO USE IN MOST SITUATIONS but because our feelings are involved in those situations, we aren't trying to hear it.
It is the word that seems to be get overridden by words/phrases like 'You promised..' or 'You said you'd never do that..'...
Lets be clear. The word is defined as following.
Mistake- An action or judgment that is
misguided or wrong:
As you can see here, there is NO DISPUTING
that the action is 'wrong'. I think that is
where most of you get 'ticked off at' when
someone says they 'made a mistake' in regards
to an action that has been 'repeated'. You see
it as the person saying they aren't 'wrong'. I
suspect this is ALSO where the person who is
making the 'mistake' is going wrong. By using
the word as a 'pass'. Both parties would be
wrong if that is how the word is viewed. There
has to be a medium.
Now according to some of y'all, a mistake can't
happen twice 'cause once you 'know', you are no
longer eligible to make it. Really? You sure?
So let me get this straight... if the SAME
INFLUENCES THAT WERE AROUND AND
MOTIVATED YOU DO TO WHATEVER IT IS YOU
YOU DID THE FIRST you can't possibly CONTINUE
DOING OR GOING DOWN THE WRONG PATH?
Oh really now? Word? Lets examine that logic..
So when you say someone is a 'product of their
environment and all of that other jazz then does
your rule not apply? I mean, getting locked up
surely would indicate 'wrong' no? And if you know
you are wrong then... Oh that's right!! It is a
'choice' then!! That's right.. Riddle me this though..
Just how in the hell isn't a choice THE
FIRST TIME YOU DID IT THOUGH??
So yeah about that... I only hear y'all
screaming that 'It's a choice.' shit when
it is something you don't 'agree' with btw.
Wonder why that is..
It was a 'choice' when he/she cheated on you
(maybe even again)but it was a mistake when
you decided to 'mentally/physically drop out
of the relationship (again too knowing that
they aren't gonna sit idle for that ass.)
for say seven months or so
at a time. Oh how convenient!* 'Cause they
knew what the deal was after a good minute and
you were gonna 'get right back'. You just
needed you some 'you time'..-_- Only you
didn't let 'them know it'. Nice!!!!!!!!!
It was a 'choice' when someone dropped out of
school and didn't get that degree that you got
but it was a 'mistake' when you didn't decided
not to DO THE JOB THAT YOU ARE QUALIFIED to do
'cause you saw others doing it and thought
that was how things were done. Even though the
person WITHOUT THE DEGREE knows better than
that shit and would have NEVER taken their job
for granted the way you did before you got
demoted back down there with them.
It was a 'choice' when someone decides to come
see their OWN CHILD in a dangerous hood and
gets shot but it was a 'mistake' when you
fought that cop that night and they shot you.
It was a 'choice' that someone made to get in
debt with Sallie Mae but it was a 'mistake'
when you got involved with folks who will
aren't loyal, have snitched on folks YOU DON'T
LIKE AND ARE DIRTIER THAN ANY FAKE RAPPER
PORTRAYING A DRUG DEALER OUT EVER AND you end
up in jail. With nothing to show for it. None
of those 'friends' you had when you were
flossing and swagged out. Nothing but a 'F' on
your back. Those are 'mistakes' though..
It is always a 'choice' when you folks are on
the outside looking in as well. A mistake when
you do it though. Multiple times even..
(See that good ole classic line...
"I've made some mistakes in my Life." that
y'all like to toss around from time to time
before you GO IN ON SOMEONE.
Let me say it for you really slow.
The difference between a choice
and a 'mistake' is the side of
the coin you are on when it
happens. That's it.
In English, there is no
Premises are the same. Now if you want to talk about INTENT... That's a whole other post... But fundamentally? They are the same. Misguided choices or judgments that end up being wrong. Intent DOES have something to do with it so I don't want to make it sound like I don't think so. My issue is when folks are on the wrong side of that intent and they get a lil pompous about it. Get a lil amnesia.. That's all.
I won't be long on this subject. All I will
say is that lets stop splitting hairs and lets
also start trusting people to be WHO THEY ARE.
Certain situations illicit certain reactions
from certain people. Period. Just about every
time. Know who you are dealing with so you
don't have to sit around and come up with
clever shit to say about someone 'making a
mistake and it not being a mistake'.
Maybe it is YOU who is mistaken... Maybe it is
your continual feigned ignorance as to who
they are that has you in these situations.
Maybe you are making the mistake. Ever think
If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out. ~Rabindranath Tagore,Stray Birds, 1916
*The definition for convenient, before you go
mucking that shit up to is as follows:
Suited or favorable to one's comfort, purpose, or needs
Just so we are clear...
Supa Dave West "Lets Rock"
2 years ago