You Think I Am Stupid?

Because I Stay

stupidSince the beginning of March, we have turned our attention to intimate relationships. We examined various aspects of how you are in relationships, what could help improve your intimate relationships and asking yourself whether you are in fact in a spiritual partnership. Reviewing all these posts to come to a conclusion as we approach the end of the month, I wondered whether anyone thought we might have suggested you behave as if you are stupid? That is putting it bluntly.

That is the furthest thing from our minds and so in today’s Tuesday Thought, I would like to dispel that notion. Every Tuesday, I share a Jamaican proverb that either directly relates to the topic of conversation or holds a seed that will grow the idea. Did you catch last week’s? If not, check it out here.

Successful, Struggling Or Just Stupid?

There are many of you in relationships that are:

  1. Phenomenal
  2. Simply Amazing
  3. Great
  4. Okay
  5. Darn awful

This post is for those of you who are #5’s. Labelling is something that I really do not like to do but for the purposes of this conversation, I am. Everyone knows that relationship guru I am not – far from it. What I do know though is when a potential relationship is destined for “darn awful” and so not enter it. That radar took many breaking of my heart, bruises over my body, close to broken bones and the trajectory of my life completely turned around. Those who know me well and those of you who have read this blog will know that I am grateful for every breaking as they helped to make me who I am today. Single and most certainly not stupid when it comes to most things.

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Here is today’s proverb and you can watch the video below to understand the wisdom of it:

Mi neva bawn wen mi madda gone a market (Translation: I was not birthed while my mother was away at the market!”)

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Claudette P. Esterine


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9 thoughts on “You Think I Am Stupid?

  1. Hello! I’ve been following your site for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give
    you a shout out from Huffman Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the great work!
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you very much Jimmy! 🙂

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  3. “Mi neva bawn wen mi madda gone a market”….I love the way you say it…Indeed we have a similar saying in my language. Accepting darn awful is darn stupid in my view, coz we cant change anyone, we can change US…also a leopard never changes its spots…so he is nasty to ya he wont change any time soon, however much he says he will lol.

    If things arent going the right way is time to end that toxicity and find your soul mate or enjoy living with you!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thanks Julie and what would it be in your language? I am now so curious to know! 🙂 I love your closing words – “enjoy living with you,” as that is exactly what I am doing. 🙂

  4. Great post Claudette. After being in a relationship for 10 years I have opened my eyes to realise that life is too short to be in a relationship that’s toxic and not serving you well. Being single is the best decision I’ve made in my life and if a guy does come my way has to be extraordinary for me to change my mind. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    1. Ms Claudette

      You are telling my story right there Stephanie! 🙂

  5. I can do bad all by myself…If a relationship leaves me worst than I was before then I keep it moving. I am not sure why some people would accept darn awful over being single…..chupid!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Oh yes you can! 🙂 They stay because it is an habit, they are comfortable in discomfort, misery loves company…should I continue? 🙂

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