so I was eating my banana on the train and in the few moments of eating my banana i saw a few people looking at me
i saw a white person looking at me - my thoughts were of them thinking "look at this black monkey eating a banana"
i saw a gay man looking at me - my thoughts were of him thinking "yeah, you really do know how to eat that banana don't you"
i saw a pretty girl looking at me - mate, i made sure i tensed my bicep EVERY TIME i raised the banana to take a bite
i saw an overweight woman looking at me - i thought to myself "maybe i shouldn't have taken out the banana in front of her, especially where i did notice her weight before i took out the banana"
i saw a guy (who looked like he works out) looking at me - he looked at me like to say "yup, he definitely looks after his body"
i saw a black boy looking at me - he looked at me like to say "who does this guy think he is. what coz you got muscles don't think i wont bang you up you know"
i saw a white boy looking at me - he looked at me with an aspiring look, as if he wanted to be/look like me"
in the end i ate the banana by picking at it and breaking it off chunk by chunk
why did I post this?
it seems that in todays day & age, society will ALWAYS have an influence into what we do
it is for YOU to decide how YOU allow society to influence YOUR decision making
NEVER stop believing in what you believe is right...aslong as you are doing it for the right reasons. no I didn't stop eating the banana (as its healthy & im eating it for me), BUT from the influence of society I chose to pick at the banana as the impression I may have given off (towards the gay man) was far greater than any of the others
how times have changed. now we seem to overanalyse EVERYthing & ANYthing...even something as little & innocent as eating a banana in public
maybe its us. maybe we are the ones to blame as our own perceptions often lead our minds astray. maybe we ourselves assume, due to stereotypes brought on by society
i mean i could've just ate the banana in peace lol
hopefully the message in this post is clear
thank you all for reading