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I’ve Got An Issue #29: Love Is A Cruel Joke


Just when you think I’m gone forever! I pop back up feeling a little more clever! Well hello there! I’ve Got An Issue has been on hiatus for some time, but I’m back with it! I hope you enjoy this one. It is unlike most of the previous issues.  Consistency isn’t my strongest suit at the moment, but I’m working on it. I’ll be post more stuff soon…that is if I and I can get it together. Discipline and a schedule is needed lol. Enjoy everyone!


Love Is Cruel

Yesterday I had a thought: Love is a cruel joke.  This thought was followed by the expansion pack: Love is a cruel magic trick. You see I know that Love can be one of the most positive, negative, powerful, beautiful, and amazing experience that  a human being can go through. Let’s face it as cheesy and cliché love can be sometimes, Love is pretty awesome. Love is a wonderful feeling when it works out perfectly and a terrible after thought when executed poorly. I like to think of Love like mana in fantasy books and video games. You have limited uses of love mana, buy when it is created you have witnessed a spectacle. Love is full of magic that can build a lore that your grandkids will look back at and aspire to have one day. Unfortunately, real love is a rarity in this world. It is as rare as an unreleased album by Prince or unreleased studio session by The Beatles. So when you have it you should hold on as tight as you can. It makes perfect sense, hold on to awesome people because well other people can’t have them. It is natural to be selfish in this moment. Love is a beautiful gift from The Maker or whatever deity you serve. It is necessity we humans need in order to keep pushing through this thing called life. You can go it alone like Beck said, but isn’t it nicer to have a companion to go through life with? For most of us, the answer is undeniably yes.

One thing remains true, love is a cruel joke.

Why is it a cruel joke then? Why do I feel this way? You may think that what I said in the previous paragraph refutes that statement alone, but let me indulge you on why I think love is a cruel joke. I’ve seen this “joke” play out countless times in my life whether that’s personal or just an on looker from the other side.

Love is cruel because it can enable you to lower all your defenses at let a person see you for you. UH OH! There is a breach in your fortress and that person has made a room in there! You know so they won’t ever leave you ALONE! Love is cruel because you can show a person the real you, meaning you can expose your strengths and weakness to them hoping they will do the same for you. Spoiler alert: they never do. Darn it, they now know everything about me and will use it to their advantage! What do I win? Congratulations you have been courting a fallacy please enjoy our home version of the game: Cruel Lovers for great people! I swear that game is a best seller somewhere. Love is cruel because you can give yourself to a person freely only to be used. That’s right you just got punk’d only there is no Ashton Kutcher around to give you a hug and laugh at how dumb you looked. You thought those feelings were real?! Sir or Madam you are delusional. Love is cruel because you can give your all and it is not enough. Welcome to life ladies and gentlemen because that is going to happen a lot. Love is cruel because you trust someone just for them to eviscerate you and that trust. Oh yeah didn’t see that coming did ya? Have fun putting yourself back together. WHO KNOWS HOW LONG THAT IS GONNA TAKE HAHAHA! Love is cruel because truth and honesty just isn’t enough anymore. Do you have a side of cheating to spice up the relationship or I’m going to abandon you in general? This relationship was boring soooooooo somebody had to do something! Love is cruel because you can love someone to the moon and stars only for that person not to reciprocate that love to you EVER. Either you just aren’t forward enough or you are a diamond in the rough when the person doesn’t have the tools to dig you out of the rough.  They could be dense in the head or they know you love them dearly, but will never ever shoot that love back at you. Cruel isn’t it? Many reasons besides this classify love as cruel joke.

However, this isn’t a bad thing!

Maybe love is a cruel joke at times, but be thankful for the joke. Be thankful for that magic trick expansion pack. Be thankful for the experience. Guess what genius? I don’t know if you know this, but somehow you got through it. You persevered! You became a winner in your eyes. You believed in yourself to pull yourself out of the hole you were in. Sure it took you some time, but that cruel joke brought valuable lessons. You learned that everyone isn’t for everyone; some folks don’t love as hard as you do. This is okay! Hopefully, you know to rein your emotions back a little bit. You learned to sift through those who are untrue and false to find those who feel the way you do. I guarantee you will love them harder than any of your past loves because you are both sharing each other with each other. AWW SO ADORABLE!  Do you understand what I’m saying to you? You learned to catch on very quickly to situations where you aren’t making much progress love wise. You know where you stand and it is okay. Stand there, but don’t stay there! Move forward because it is the best thing to do. There are so many experiences down the road ahead! You learned how you love people. Each style varies. You may give it your all one hundred percent of the time, just to get hurt again, but that is who you are or you may be very cautious when it comes to loving people, but again that is who you are. Modifying that style and adapting to the way you love people is a process. Some of us can change it while others are either one style of many.

Yes, love is a beautiful experience crafted from magic, chemistry, trust, honesty, and real emotions.

Just remember one thing: love is also cruel joke yet you learned from it and now you can laugh.

I’ve Got An Issue #12: Power Trips


Welcome to I’ve Got An Issue!

I would like to apologize for the lack of Issues. I have been mostly busy. This week I’m going to issue out three editions of I.G.A.I today and one more tomorrow. I missed three days so three issues. That’s how it works.  Anyhow I’m back at it!

Don’t let it go to your head?

Recently, I had a bout with someone who had not only an inferiority complex, but was also suffering from a power trip. For personal reasons and just being smart about it, I’m not going to say any names or go into complex detail about the situation. To quote Jay-Z, “you know who did you know what” if you happen to know of the incident. The brunt of it is this: a person with a power trip tried to and unsuccessfully failed at getting me fired from a job because they didn’t like common sense or questions regarding unknown policies. Once this happen, this entry was being written. I waited to cool off before I would write about this because if I wrote about it in the moment….well let’s say it wouldn’t be so nice.  Back to the point, you shouldn’t do things like that if you are having a bad day. People with power trips don’t understand that though. It is like watching a infant throw a hissy fit because they can’t get their way. Let’s define the word power trip shall we?

Definition: noun

  1. a self-aggrandizing quest for ever-increasing control over others.

Basically, I can’t stand people like this. This is what I had to deal with at work (and I’m not the one you want to play with when it comes to money) and I couldn’t stand it. Now I’m just surprised I handled it the way I did. No shouting matches from me or any of the usual. I’m a professional and I’m at work so why would I jeopardize my job for the small satisfaction of letting you know how much of a stain you are. Not worth it.  Anywho, people like this will do any and I mean ANYthing to make it seem like you are in the wrong while they are right. Lying, defamation of character, talk to you like you have no sense (when they have no sense) you name it and I bet it is going to happen if you dealing with someone who is suffering from the power trip.

Those who suffer from power trips don’t apply to just workers with higher positions than you. My friend they are everywhere! Have you not read a facebook or youtube comment section? You’ll find them every single time. Power trippers are everywhere! Power Trippers applies to all the people who want you to have the same politics, religion, thoughts, musical preference, orientation, opinions, etc. If you aren’t doing something the same way as them and they impose themselves on you when you are just expressing yourself via social media or minding your own darn business, you got a power tripper. One fact that remains to be true is power trippers won’t go away. They’ll be here till the end of time. A sickening fact.

My biggest issue with this is simple. WHY? WHY do you need to be right? Does it make you feel better to make people think like you? Why do you need the world to follow your ideals? Do you think it is going to be a better place? Why do you think your thought or a majorities thought is the answer? Do you think if everyone feels the same way about something that’s the right answer? WHY must you impose? WHY? WHY? WHYYYYYYYYY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS. Sorry that’s how the theme song goes. Anyways, you don’t win a trophy for being right all the time. If life has taught me anything, you don’t have to be right all the time. Sometimes you will learn a lot when you are wrong. Yes it may take sometime for you to realize that, but you will learn. You don’t need to have your way all the time either. Sometimes certain things aren’t for you at that time. JUST wait on it, make moves and keep your head up.

To all of those power trippers who oppose to this, I just want all of you to understand two things: everyone does not think the same and people will have various opinions that may or may not clash with yours. Hell you can even say some of my blogs come off power trippy, but the one thing I open myself up to is different opinions from mine. I don’t just call people crazy or berate them because they don’t see things the same way I do. I will try to get MY point across (which is all I’m responsible for) in a respectful manner while respecting yours at the same time. All of our life experiences are different not shared. There isn’t just one answer to a problem. There are multiple ways of answering anything. You aren’t correct. I am not correct. We are just sharing how we think or feel. We need to remember this before any of us try to impose our thoughts or feelings on another person who may not feel or think the same. The end. Have a great day and don’t be a power tripper.

-MCZX