“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.”
The quote up top describes just how I feel about betrayal. I have always wondered, what makes up the mind of a friend to betray another friend or even family. The bible speaks of Judas Iscariot, one of the most famous betrayer of all times, but upon further study of the mythical stories of the bible, you will find that Judas was chosen to release Jesus from his earthly clothes, (suh oonuh Christians, you can low de man name now). Judas was chosen for this important role, according to the Book of Judas (taken out of the Bible) because out of the twelve disciples of Christ, he alone understood “The message”. He was the most spiritual.
I have written about Betrayal before, read here, and it was one of my first awakening to the nature of some human beings. Since then I have encountered betrayal many times, and each time I experience it, the pain was harder to bear. I am loyal to a fault, but as I grew and came into adulthood, I realize the most humans are no good, and many have agendas as to why they seek you out or call you a friend. It sometimes makes you feel foolish however, to trust someone and have that person betray your trust. This is why I believe that any “secret” you share is no longer a secret. Often times there are people who get joy from another persons suffering. Always remember, that, not all who smile with you are for you. Look at the post picture up top.
The friend whose husband has left her, calls the other friend to cry, seeking a listening ear or comforting words, yet the friend behind the phone line, listens and smile, perhaps it is even she who has caused her friend’s misery. I often wonder how do they live with themselves, knowing what they do, the lives (in some cases) they have destroyed? I know they qualify their actions by telling themselves something to smooth away their conscience, but there will be times when their act will rise from their subconscious to haunt them.
Vile, and wicked are those who betray. They are weak and spineless, cowards I will say, ruthless and without honor. In my story Sophia Spencer, was weak, she could not take the fact that the class was not speaking to her, and even though I stood with her against them, she did not see my worth as a friend, she saw the opportunity of a large group being her friend, rather the loyalty of one little girl who stood beside her through thick or thin, who was her support. She betrayed me.
Facinating Article, on how the NAACP betrayed Marcus Garvey. W. E.B Dubois was a betrayer!
True friends stab you in the front.
~ Oscar Wilde
“To me, the thing that is worse than death is betrayal. You see, I could conceive death, but I could not conceive betrayal.”
― Malcolm X
“It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”
“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
― William Blake
“Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword”
― Oscar Wilde,
“What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard who has ever existed?” said Black, with a terrible fury in his face. “Only innocent lives, Peter!”
“You don’t understand!” whined Pettigrew. “He would have killed me, Sirius!”
“THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED!” roared Black. “DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!”
― J.K. Rowling,
“I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.”
― Albert Camus,
“Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.”
― Sherrilyn Kenyon,
“It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it….”
― Nicole Richie
“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.
Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.
Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.”
― Brené Brown,
“If you’re betrayed, release disappointment at once.
By that way, the bitterness has no time to take root.”
― Toba Beta,
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said. The art of reading between the lines is a life long quest of the wise.”
― Shannon L. Alder
Vile, and wicked are those who betray. They are weak and spineless, cowards I will say, ruthless and without honor….Obara Meji!