Relationship Building: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Words will Never Hurt Me -Inspired by Rihanna's new song “Consideration” on Anti Album

Okay you guys, I have to admit that when I heard that Rihanna was coming out with a new album, I was kind of ecstatic.  I have been a fan since my younger days with songs like Rude Bwoy, and So Hard; as I always found myself practicing her dance moves at home (which seem to come so naturally to her, and practiced to me ha-ha).

Not to mention I am also a fan of her lyrics which can be sultry, smooth, rough and edgy all at the same time. Her lyrics always find a way to inspire me to not give a toot ca-hoot about what anyone says, and freed me from the ideology that women are supposed to be, think, and act a certain way. I mean if we were in the times where women couldn’t behave or speak how they wanted, I probably would’ve been the first to be stoned.

So when the time came for her to release a new album, ANTI, I was on it. I was eager to hear, and “My Oh My” there are some songs on there that will make you reassess your life. One that I really liked was Consideration.

 Do you all remember when your parents used to tell you “Sticks and stones might break your bones, but words will never hurt you?” They normally told you this after you came home from school, and told them someone said something mean. In her song Consideration, Rihanna talks about releasing herself from the negative things people say about  her, and telling them point blank that she is going to do things her own way, period.

She talks about how spectators say this and that ;how she is trying to sell her soul, and blah, blah,blah, however, no one really knows what she is doing. The matter of the fact is that she is going to do things her own way. She tells them to give her a break, and look at the speck in their own eyes.

This song made me acknowledge that there are times (especially with social media now) where we allow the negative thoughts and thoughts of others to consume us, but in all honesty, their thoughts and input don’t matter. We are the Boss of ourselves, and if someone does not have anything nice to say, they can look/walk the other way. It is also okay for you to let this be known.

Now I’m not telling you to cuss someone out, or be disrespectful; but there are different ways to go about things. You can simply ignore it, or face it head on and tell the person how you feel. With that said, I encourage you all to live out your potential, and take this into Consideration. Rihanna doesn’t care and neither should we.

Be Encouraged,


Noelani


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