My name is Nerissha Hunt. I am 36 years old. I think that writing should be about life itself. It's many aspects and differing viewpoints. What people think in their minds, I say it out loud.
We all have creativity deep down inside; show it.
The Absence Of Love In The World
Back in moma’s day, there was so much love. Everybody could eat at each other’s house. Everybody knew each other’s family. If a fight broke out, you would fight and make up in a few minutes time. Children respected their parents, they knew not to be in grown folk’s conversation and the “look”, meaning if moma gave u a certain look, you knew to get somewhere and sit down, meant something.
Stop Pointing Fingers: You Have A Past Too
As a spiritual person, I think that people have the wrong idea of religion. People make you think you have to practically be perfect. What kills me is how people try to brow beat you with the bible. They call out scripture after scripture, condemn you to hell, everything they can think of. But you know the funny thing? They forget that they were once a sinner, or out in the world as I call it.
Who am I? Weird question, right? But who we are is what is defined by the decisions we make, our attitudes, our daily routines, and the decisions we make and have made. Identity is not necessarily the color of your skin or your age or even how you look. It is all about the way you feel about yourself. Some people forget who they are and are not true to themselves.
We Get In Our Feelings Sometimes
Sometimes, we can really get in our feelings. And the thing is, people misunderstand that. They think, oh he/she is being mean, but they don’t know why. When people say that, its not personal. But people take it out of context. It could mean any number of things. A loved one passed away many years ago and we still dwell on what happened to that person.
Why are people so quick to judge? You don’t know how someone arrived at the current point in their life. Some people are misunderstood. Everything is not always as it seems. Everyone in prison or jail isn’t guilty and as they say, “everything crying holy aint holy.” Just because someone is locked up doesn’t exactly mean they are guilty. Crimes are committed every day and sometimes innocent people go to jail just by being in the wrong place at the wrong time or guilt by association.
Mental Concepts: Where Do They Get This Stuff?
I often wonder what gives people these concepts that they have in their minds. I mean, we all have beliefs and all but sometimes, people just have no clarity in what they think. We all know the sky is blue but that’s not what I mean. Think before you speak is something I really wish people would do instead of blurting out the first thing that comes to mind, but of course, we all know that won’t happen.
When I was around 10 years old, I was baptized and taught about religion. We went to Sunday school; church service and we also went to vacation bible school which was 3 nights of fun. We did arts and crafts, ate lunch, watched videos about Jesus and took classes and answered questions. I did not understand the importance of going to church and being a Christian back then because I was under the impression that you are just supposed to come to church to have fun.
We're All Different
We should not make life a comparison game. But we do. I am guilty of it myself. Social status is race related now. People do not make it about income, like they should. They feel that if you are a certain race, you have access to better opportunities. It is a stereotype that has stuck in our minds for so long, it is like a tape recording that is we play repeatedly. I call it the race card. Some people call it that too and say that they got the race card pulled on them.