There’s this song titled ‘shadow papa’ sung by someone I don’t know – and I don’t intend to know. I don’t know the exact words of the song and the trigger for such an unusual title. But seriously how low can you get? That’s just way off the mark. That’s self-destruction. That’s not loving yourself.
There’s probably a reason for this song; those who have heard the song can enlighten me on this. Forgive my ignorance. But calling yourself a ‘shadow’ of someone or something is disrespecting yourself. Sometimes we gotta to love ourselves; there’s no harm in loving yourself.
The way you speak about yourself says a lot about how much respect you have for who you are. Try always to speak about yourself positively and try never to put yourself down with negativity. If this is a struggle for you; then you need help.
One of the best ways to respect yourself is never to settle for less than what you deserve. And you — we all — deserve the very best in life. You have this one life to live and you deserve to have the best things for you: the best people, the best career, the best feelings. Don’t settle for less than you deserve.
Believe in yourself. The more you believe in yourself, the easier it will be to treat yourself with love and respect. Don’t be a ‘shadow’ of someone or something. Believe it, act it and claim it. Be the ‘light’. Be a light unto yourself and others. Illuminate your path so it can provide light for others.
So folks, I I’ve cast the first stone but I don’t intend to apologise for my belief that, that being a ‘shadow’ is disrespecting oneself. We see a lot of problems in our country. Many people have expressed disgust on social media about the PNG attitude of throwing rubbish anywhere and everywhere, betel nut spittle on moving cars and pavements and graffiti to name a few. Our people do these simply because they lack self-respect.
For the singer/artist, brah (brother), I couldn’t walk in your shoes because I respect and love myself. You gotta do same brah. Use every moment to think the highest thought, say the highest word, do the highest deed.