Have I ever told you how much I love the story of the prophet Moses, dear reader? I have? 17 times?
Well it's true.
It's the beginning of every story you know. It's the story of all stories. It's The Original. It deals with abandonment, and lies, and cover-ups, and betrayal, and fear, and courage, and murder, and oppression, and repentance, and hope, and faith, and loss, and tyranny, and the power of God, and despondency, and salvation. Moses (pbuh) is mentioned more than any other prophet of God in the Quran - that's how fantastic it is. It remains my ultimate favourite prophetic account by far.
I think I'm finally getting the hang of this life business. There has been a breakthrough. This may even mark a new era of adulting for me.
See, for years and years and years, I always thought that being a straight-up honest human being was going to get me places. I was wrong dear reader - so very very wrong. Tsk Tsk. Shame on me. But I have finally seen the light. I have finally seen the error of my treacherous ways. Never again shall I ever be that naive and selfish, and imprudent and injudicious.
Yes, I have finally seen the light. To thrive in this world, you have to dance to the tune that is playing and pretend to love it. You have to see the light with two sets of eyes. You have to play the game. No one wants to be around someone who's good and honest, people don't want goodness, and they don't want to hear the truth. No one wants to be around a reality check. No one wants people with morals and ethics. No?
I've finally come to the conclusion that most of the time - MOST of the time - what they DO want around them, are people they can control. What do you think?