Don’t be a goldfish

I am so bored by the people who say “that’s what they did to me and I am fine. That’s what I do/did with my kids.”
This is the most idiotic excuse for bad behavior I’ve heard.
So what.
We learn and we grow.
We are not time locked, damned to repeat the same stupid mistakes over and over in perpetuity.

And don’t give me that “we are from the (insert region or country here) it’s a tradition.
We are from the north we marry our cousins to keep our money.
We are from the south we marry our cousins for fun.
We are from the west, what’s a cousin?
Every region of this country, every culture and ethnic group throughout the world, has some dumb ass tradition, ritual or habit that has outlived its usefulness and or was totally fucked up from the start.
We don’t marry girls at 15 to 30 year old men.
We don’t drown women for being witches or brand adulters.
We don’t own people anymore.
We don’t go out into the world and discover land and ignore people living on it.
Time marches on and any thinking person worth a spit, periodically reviews his/her beliefs to determine what I’d anything still works.
Or else you are not a person you are a goldfish.
Do you know why goldfish can live in a small bowl?
Because the brain of the goldfish is so small and the memory of the goldfish so short that they don’t get bored swimming in the same glass of water everyday.
Don’t be a goldfish.

Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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