Quote from Lupe Fiasco

Citrus Heights, California
November 2, 2013 11:24pm CST
I think that all the silence is worse than all the violence Fear is such a weak emotion that's why I despise it We scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth So scared of what you think of me, I’m scared of even telling you Sometimes I’m like the only person I feel safe to tell it to I’m locked inside a cell in me, I know that there’s a jail in you Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath, inhale a few My screams is finally getting free, my thoughts is finally yelling through
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@mythociate (15946)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4 Nov 13
You've heard of 'the little boy who cried "wolf!"'? (In case you haven't: a little boy wanted to scare all his friends, so he pointed at an empty space somewhere and yelled "Wolf!" They jumped a little and turned quickly to see nothing there. Ha-ha, interesting ... and they went on. A little down the road, he did it again. Not so funny (though a few kids jumped) ... and they went on. A little while later again, with an even smaller reaction. And again. And again. (A little while later, there actually WAS a wolf. But when the boy cried "Wolf!" no reaction. He yelled it again, and again; but the others didn't believe there was really a wolf approaching them until the wolf attacked & killed a few of them.) We hear all kinds of warnings about the things we do, but--like Eve & the Forbidden Fruit in the Garden of Eden--the consequences for 'eating the forbidden fruit' seem so far-away compared to the here-&-now 'luscious temptation!' And anyone who's warning us of the bad consequences of our actions is just 'crying Wolf!' Conversely, we know how we feel about 'people who cry Wolf!' and we most-certainly do not want to be regarded as one of those
• Citrus Heights, California
4 Nov 13
So how does a quote from a famous musician compared to the boy who cried wolf? He is referring to people and how they are afraid to talk to each other anymore, how they feel it's better to keep it inside instead of just telling someone. Kind of when a little kid would take their own life instead of telling someone how they feel and why they feel that way. Seems to be the common theme around this nation nowadays.
@mythociate (15946)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4 Nov 13
Because it seems like 'nobody cares about what's wrong unless it's their own fault & there's something they can do about it.' Seems like people are too self-important to CARE how they're hurting others unless it 'inconveniences' them to hurt others But complain about it, and you are labeled a 'complainer' and a 'nuisance' and are ignored like a stray mosquito
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• Citrus Heights, California
4 Nov 13
@mythociate It seems to me people just need to talk to each other more and not keep it locked up inside them like a jail.