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Jun 28, 2019 15:45:10

Re: The urge to preach

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I love preaching. And I love being preached to. 

The reason why I love preaching is because I don't think I speak on things unless I'm allured to them to the level where I must preach. And I just don't like to spend time on conversations and relationships where either one party isn't preaching.

This gets me down bad roads sometimes. Because maybe the other person will wonder, hey why the hell are you so preachey?! And my answer to that has always been, well I love preaching! And I want you to preach at me too! You just never preach.... and that's where I'll begin preaching again. haha.

I think for the majority of the population preaching is not a good idea. This is because not all conversations can be deep ones. Some times you just have to do conversations that get you through the day... through beauracracy... through whatever.

And I love preaching because I don't like those types of engagements. This is connected to the idea of social wealth. Normal people can't afford private jets because their finances disallow it. In terms of social wealth, I think the key to get to the stage where you don't need to engage in non preachy conversations.

In the black community it seems like preach is a statement uttered in a good way. And I'm with them on that. I don't like conversations or speeches when people hedge their passions and ideas and opinions behind facades of non-preachyness.

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    @abrahamKim - I would have never guessed this. I would have thought you would walk away from anyone that would preach to you. Oh Sir Abe - you are a bundle of mystery,.

    "I don't like conversations or speeches when people hedge their passions and ideas and opinions behind facades of non-preachyness." -- LOL. I call this the ART of Delivery.

    Very interesting. Thank you for writing about this other perspective.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jun 28, 2019 12:11:53
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      There are kernals of truth to people -- this is the true them; the them that won't appear in a meeting room. These are the versions of an individual that only appears in certain scenarios. You know it. You've seen it.

      Getting to the kernal of truth is like having ssh sudo privilleged access to someone.
      The GUI layer is what they present in meetings and introductions and with people they simply don't feel comfortable around.

      but navigating a commandline is actually really difficult if you don't know how to navigate it already. And the only way to navigate it really is to know oneself.

      but here's the chicken and egg. To know oneself... you probably have to stare deep into those around you.

      So it's right foot left foot. You got to walk with both. It's not one or the other.

      here was another preach. haha. See i can't help but preach.

      Abe avatar Abe | Jun 29, 2019 17:18:33
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    @abrahamKim - preach!

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 28, 2019 08:05:32
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      @abrahamKim @brianball - Lol Brian.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 28, 2019 12:12:07
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      @keni - I have to agree with @abrahamKim -- I prefer a preacher. Then, I can more easily engage or walk away. If you're preaching a message I want to hear, I stay. If you're preaching a message that teaches me, I stay. If I already know or believe differently, I don't waste my time. Now I want to go watch some preaching on YouTube -- do either of you have any great preaching videos? ( also, if they're a great storyteller, it's preaching in disguise ;-) )

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 29, 2019 07:49:49
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      @brianball @keni

      +1 on the notion that great storytelling is preaching in disguise. However... storytelling is preaching via inception.

      so the audience of the story thinks they've conceived it.

      Abe avatar Abe | Jun 29, 2019 17:08:28
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      @brianball @keni

      i also want to add another quote ontop of this cause I so agree with Brian on this sentiment.

      It's been said by many other people as well... but I love the delivery when Gucci Mane does it in his song First Day Out the Feds -- released right after he got out of his most recent prison stint.

      "You're either with me, or against me, or you're in my way."

      and I like to transform that quote to the current idea:

      "You're either preaching, or you're lying and simply in my way."

      Abe avatar Abe | Jun 29, 2019 17:11:23
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      @abrahamKim @brianball - I guess the way I feel isn't universal. I feel like everyone can't possibly have the expertise to preach. Too many people - without adequate expertise are telling me how to do something. I find that unpleasant to say the least. I prefer people sharing their experience and letting me decide what I infer from their story. That maybe why I love autobiographical book over other genera.

      I love TED talks where there is some level of preaching but since they are usually experts in their fields, I do not mind that.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 29, 2019 12:56:07
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      @abrahamKim - I can only imagine the people: "uhmmm, you just got outta prison -- so, nah.. we're good"

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 29, 2019 14:15:23
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      @abrahamKim @keni - I think "expertise" will go the way of "perfectionism"

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jun 29, 2019 14:57:49
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