There is a thin line between “getting kicks” and reality. While the ability to laugh at ourselves is a good thing, I feel that we have taken this joke a little too far.
Some may argue that it’s true.
The question is: Do we want it to REMAIN true for us?
If we are thinking it – then pretty soon, we will start to believe it and then what?
We change the way we are, by changing the way we are. The acronym on the left is our present honour code. Wouldn’t it be great if we could come up with and live by a different set of words?
We say we want a better Trinidad and Tobago yet promulgate memes such as this one because they make us laugh and we have a huge propensity for laughter.
I am a proud Trini and I think that we have so much talent and potential in this twin-island Republic. I don’t think we can tap into that, if we continue to “joke” about serious ting!
How would Trinidad look if we could live up to the acronym I just created? We already have the raw talent and the collective potential to be the change and create the change we all wish and long for!
Remember these wise words by Lao Tzu
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. Transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness.
Trinidad is a real place. Tobago is a real place. We are real people.
Change starts with each of us.
Stop with the self-deprecating humour. We had a long run of it – it’s no longer funny!
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