Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Standard Deviation

I was brought up on staples of good universal norms, principles and discipline.
Principles and norms that have helped to keep my feet on firm ground wherever I have been. And believe me I have been to many, sometimes incredulously unfriendly, places without compromising what I believe in. I have always believed that everyone needs some guideposts to help keep them striding along with little or no mess for themselves and others.
I believe in taking responsibility for one's life.
I believe in the sacredness of work.
I believe in love, in faithfulness, in commitment.
I believe in family, in friendship, in companionship.
I believe in generosity and the extension of one's hand to help when necessary.
I believe in cutting my coat according to my size, in not living beyond my means.
That, perhaps, is why I find it extremely difficult to understand some of the twisted specimen I meet now and again along the paths of life. People who consciously decide to live like predators, reaping where they have not sown. They choose to become incorrigible pain in the ass of everybody they come into contact with.
I refuse to accept that a fully grown man who wants to be taken seriously can decide to swindle the very people who cherish him so much so that he could embark on a wanton journey of pleasure seeking.
Such a standard of deviation sucks, especially when it comes from someone who you took for a friend.
My advice to you, my former friend is this: get a life!

6 comments:

Adaeze said...

wow, Posyekere. You put the rules I live by into words. Thank you.
About the friend - what goes up always comes down (karma)

novisi said...

Man,
i know the kind of thing you mean when you say and i quote: "Such a standard of deviation sucks, especially when it comes from someone who you took for a friend."

my personal experience was someone who even claimed i was his 'best friend'... it really sucks!!

give a man a little space in your life and he would love to own and control you forever!!!

Thank God i've learned my lesson well and so i have no 'best friend' and i trust no one!

and again man... your poetic delivery is well enjoyed!

cheers!

posekyere said...

Hi Adaeze,
I am immensely comforted by your wise admonition.
I keep saying to myself: it shall be well.
Hoping former friend will reform for his own good.

posekyere said...

Hi Nov,
As always,a sage and a wonderful counsellor!
I am wiser for your comments.
Keep up the consistent positive vibe. I need more of that.

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Don't they say in some instructional somewhere that the best form of writing is always personal? This was sizzling. I have read it about 5 times on 5 different days. I understand it a bit better (and agree with it infinitely more) each time.

Just for laughs, I honestly read your "I believe in cutting my coat..." line as "I believe in cutting my throat..." the first time I read it, and the expectation of your own "deviation" thrilled me to heaven. Lol.

posekyere said...

Hi Nana Yaw,
As you see I had to share this personal cup of cold tea.
By the way your new image has an edge. For a start it allows me to recognize you should I ever see you in person.
Bless ya!