“YOU THINK YOU’RE BETTER THAN ME WITH YOUR FANCY VOCABULARY AND YOUR WHITE VOICE!”
While I’ve long since lost count of how many times I’ve been on the receiving end of the above and its variations, the commonality of each remains the same: It’s born of another's hurts/insecurities and is often the response to being challenged to rise, to reconsider, or to simply take action.
For those of you who, like me, have been accused of being “better” and not being able to “relate” because of your commitment to being aware, speaking truths, requiring more of those around you, and walking in confidence as you lift others….never again should you dignify the above comment with, “No, I’m not.” The fact is that you are. Humbly own it. Better is a matter of becoming and with it comes the responsibility of recognizing and speaking to the “better” in others. When you can, teach. If you know, inform. If you have solutions for the plight of others, propose it. If you see the former you in them, be to them who you wished you had. Above all, be kind to those in process toward better. 🍃
My response to accusations of not being able to "relate" or being "better than" is usually, “I’m not beyond reproach; You’re free to challenge me, however (insert issue/misstep/opportunity here) should still be addressed.”
As for those who are of the “You think you’re better than me” persuasion…..that’s to be continued in another post. 😎
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