"If y'all was capable of getting it, I wouldn't mind explaining
If y'all was capable of getting it, it wouldn't need explaining"
If it's one thing that I know always speaks the truth, it's reality. I've been alive almost 4 decades now, and I do not believe a word that comes out of anybody's mouth. Trust issues? You could look at it like that. What I see it as is a truth issue. I know that no matter what you say, until you follow through, what you said was just the truth you thought you believed, until reality proved to you that you didn't. In all my years of living, I've heard everything. "I'mma always be here." "I got ya back." my favorite "You know you can trust me." Some of the time these were boldfaced lies. Others, they were the things that people believed were true, up until the moment that they realized they weren't. I believe that we all have one single life to live. I believe that what we do with that life is ours to decide. I believe that being true to who we are is our first and foremost opportunity to be truly loyal to the one person we owe it to more than anyone else, ourselves. An older dude explained to me years ago, if you're willing to hurt yourself, what can I expect you to do to me? What that translated to me is, if you can't be loyal to you, why would I ever believe you can be loyal to me? I don't believe in promises the way some people do. To me a promise is a personal goal that I use to define who I am and believe myself to be, and to keep me on course of being me. A promise isn't something anybody can keep, it's an aspiration. If promises and vows were real, divorce wouldn't be. Neither would betrayal. A promise is a truth that hasn't revealed itself to be false yet. So I believe in honesty. All I can promise is to do my very best to keep my promises. That's all any of us can do. If I fall short, if you fall short, it's because you're human like I am, and you only have one life to live. Show who you are, don't waste your breath tryna tell me.