How do you tell the nature of people?

Can you look at a person and tell what kind of person he is? If he is Hebrew is he automatically a cheap person? Is a black man always untrustworthy, someone to fear? Is a Muslim a terrorist? Do we take a chance letting them into the country because of a few rotten apples? Are all Irish drunks? English stiff? How do we judge the character of people?

Can we afford to be benevolent? Because of my nature I am cautious of all peoples. I develop friends slowly. Once you are my friend; we are friends for a lifetime. I have several aquantances but I can count my friends on one hand. People that are always there in tough times and bad. I have done things in my life I am not proud of. Lost friends because of my immature actions. Good people. Some fences do not get mended, you move on and hope to start anew with a better moral compass.

Because I was brought up in a prejudice environment, I struggled with race relationships. I found you need to throw out those thoughts that close you off from society. Those thoughts that hold you back from being a complete human being. I work at being a better person everyday.

I have a close friend who by his nature is a tough man. A man who is hard to get to know because of his stand offish nature. He learned not to trust people at very young age. He is a quiet man until you ruffle his feathers. Cause him to defend himself physically or verbaly.He is an all in individual. Meaning he will attempt to destroy you so you will not attempt to destroy him. He was on his own at an early age. At fourteen years of age he was living in the high school gym, working a full time job. He lied about his age so he could work. He was a laborer all his life. He graduated from highschool. Quite an accomplishment in it self.I watched him grow in recent years. He has become less combative. More controlled. He will not let just anyone in his life. If he knows you, trust you, he will give you the shirt off his back and die for you if it is needed to protect you.

He has been there for his family and friends. It is called character. Not everyone has it. That sacrafice that goes beyond oneself. Do you have friends like this? Are you like this? Do I believe doing for the common good? No. We must do for those who wish to bring themselves to a better life.Those willing to work in society. Make a difference. Why should I work and support those not willing to contribute? Not willing to fight for their country. Why must we support those people who do not wish to fight for their freedom? If our fabric is being destroyed from within? How do we sow it stronger? I lived in Costa Rica the last fifteen months: as a non citizen you can not do a job a native can do. You must communicate in Spanish. Hey America wake up! If you do not pay taxes, understand english, become a citizen, you do not belong there. All other countries do it.Does that make us different or foolish?

PURA VIDA!

Character

Senseless

“Sometimes I doubt God
At times when my country lets me down.
Three hundred thousand foreclosures were allowed.
The devil has us covered in a shroud,

A shroud of moral starvation.
Thousands of jobless and homeless in our nation,
Congress unable to make decisions;
A slice of the pie is their revisions.

Sometimes I doubt God.
It seems like he has forgotten
We hunger for guidance,
We hunger for reliance.
We ask for nothing.
We want leaders with gumption.
Keep your socialist propaganda.

“We want a capitalistic agenda.

Your programs are senseless.
Your American Dream is aimless.
We need jobs.
Instead, we are being robbed.

It is senseless.”

Excerpt From: Timothy M. Nugent. “Understanding.” iBooks.

 

 

Author: tmnugent

Poet Author. Living in Costa rica Pura Vida. Love to travel, play with my dogs and write poetry. My girlfriend and I enjoy life and could't be happier living here

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