The “Trash Talkers”

At breakfast, on one of the most prestigious coffee shop in the town of Tagaytay, Philippines, my friend saw a post on ‘trash talk”.

With the election fad going on, the one who won the “subject-of-the-trash-talk” award was Nancy Binay, who in turn was elected to be one of the 12 Senators, along with Grace Poe, bagging the top post in the Senate list.

My friend told me that according to his friend, Trash Talk is cheap, very unprofessional, in the end, degrading. But my friend also commented that, trash talk helps in upgrading people’s standards, making the subject of the trash talk vulnerable to change, to see something in him/herself a piece where he or she can prove everybody wrong with what was being trashed at him/her.

Trash talk dates back to Jesus Christ’s life full of wonder in comparison to politics and religion. Jesus Christ Himself, was “trashed talk”, first being, when the people asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews”, with a hearty laugh that seems very devilish. When in fact He was, actually, the King of the Jews. All the trash talking paved the way to a cruxifiction and had placed Jesus to death, just because he was a “son of a carpenter, preaching the good news and changing lives, changing the rules and saying He is the Son of God.” But did Jesus felt very affected by this? No! In fact He proved them all wrong when now, His name being mentioned to every part of the earth had made every human being change their lives and just a voice blurting out His name can cast away any evil spirit. Jesus Christ founded the Christianity, made history and completed His mission.

Trash talking can disgrace anybody, seems cheap to even join those trash talkers. But I admire people who had been trashed talk. I was been a victim, some of my childhood friends called me “blue baby”, and others even made fun of my physical features before. We, those who have been trashed talk, had risen up, made us susceptible to change, an opportunity to see ourselves as weaklings, who will at the end, reach the finish line because of that “trash talk” as a motivation factor.

It is also an opportunity for us to correct others who do this trash talking. We can regard them as trashers, and we as cleaners. After all, we can sweep away dirt, can’t we? (I’m trash talking, LOL!)


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