the forests are full of predators waiting to eat you alive.
you’re a fox and one of the smallest in the animal kingdom.
you’re also one of the smartest.
a fox is usually a lone hunter,
but also very careful to avoid danger.
in the real world,
we need to encounter danger in order to survive successfully.
i love my enemies.
…i have those who just don’t like me.
98% usually throw rocks and hide their paws.
it’s never to my face.
sure i can be shady af,
but i am truly “beyonce in that elevator” about 90% of the time.
what i learned in life is hyenas and jackals are roaming everywhere.
not everyone is your “friend” or “family”.
some pretend to wear that fur,
but are waiting with sharp teeth underneath.
you need some war wounds.
hurt and pain need to feel familiar to you.
getting your heart broken should happen at least once.
the true winner in a battle is the one who uses their brain.
paw to paw combat only ruins you.
all of those things helps you become who you are.
i was reading charlamagne’s book,
“black privilege: opportunity comes to those who create it”,
and he shared the same sentiment that i feel with “no new friends”.
Why the fuck wouldn’t you want friends?
drake jumped out the window with that.
i love meeting new people,
and regardless if they hurt me or not,
i can say i gained an experience for the future.
life isn’t supposed to be easy.
we are met with many obstacles in order to grow.
our biggest lessons are with those around us.
if it wasn’t for them,
we wouldn’t be tested and become better skilled.
i know i have.
i had to go through the 4 stages of grief many times:
…but i realize now that “acceptance” is the important part.
shaded to the white meat
played for a fool
all of that helped me become a better hunter.
jamari fox can rumble with the best of them.
i recognize what the “looks/tastes/feels/smells” of enemies are.
i actually look forward to encountering it again.
2016 was a fucked up year for me,
but i’m actually the happiest that i’ve ever been in 2017.
everyone around me notices the “shift” in me as well.
i can take a hyena’s “shade” and use it to better myself.
the sting of a jackal’s bite doesn’t last as long as before.
so experience all there is to be hurt.
don’t become bitter because that is what they want.
i promise that once you find yourself out that hole….
you’ll be much better because of it.