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Learned something from my brother today that made me think about how simple and genius it was. Sometimes I get caught up in not wanting to give a inch that I actually lose a mile. I can see where people are coming from and where they’re going so before they open their mouth I usually want to put my fist in it. But, since I was in the Soldier mood of fvcking kill everything I reached out to my brother for some advice.
Basically he said give them the illusion that you have adjusted to their ways. A example of this is someone getting mad that you don’t stay after 5pm for work. So instead of showing up at 8 just change it to 8:30 and leave at 5:30. Now these fvcks think you are staying later but in actuality you’re probably staying less. It’s all the same 8 hours but usually cats who come in before 8 show up 20 minutes before. So since the damn idiot wants you to stay late they actually lost the extra time most people would give coming in earlier.
So in my situation it was dealing with people, politics and egos. Shit I have a healthy 100% all fiber, cleaned out the bullshit a long time ago ego. You’ll find out being a Black Man people try to control you and although you could make them remember Nat Turner with a couple of looks; it’s better if we just get the job done. The whole game of dealing with Bitch Made people just rubs me the wrong way. I keep thinking this is all this slave has and he’s trying to be the HSIC. In my dealings I usually am able to talk the way that makes them feel I respect their position. But, everyonce in a while we got a challenger to a fake empire that he maintains.
Long story short I just shorted his ass on the front end. I gave him the illusion that it was the same deal but it ain’t but to the slave filled eye it does. What would it matter to me changing times a bit in the overall scheme of things. I have to stay on point and on mission so adjustments have to happen. But, what my brother taught me today was priceless as I never tried to give people the illusion they received what they wanted. I guess there’s a lot more to this game I have yet to learn.