It took me a while to learn this, but there is space enough for as many people as possible at the top. I had earlier drafted a post on something along this line, but I deleted it and totally put it out of my mind.
There have been a lot of videos uploaded showing the ‘fight’.
Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.
Now, just in case you’ve been oblivious to the whole Nicki and Cardi situation. The summary of the story is that one of the rappers feels threatened by the increasing success of the other. This has led to various statements being made, as well as other ‘beefy’ things happening.
Blah, blah, blah. They do not see eye to eye.
What I’ve picked from this situation is that one person feels she should be the only one at the top while everyone else remains below.
This mentality goes way beyond the world of music and entertainment. It’s present in office places, the world of sports, and even among our various student bodies.
I understand that someone rising to your level may seem as a threat because you’ll feel like you’re going to be upseated. Your audience focuses on someone else and ceases to give you attention. You feel you’ll earn less because it seems like someone is coming to shorten your ration.
Dare I say that that way of thinking stems from a place of greed and envy?
Is not wanting the success of other people just so you can be the only one shining not a blatant display of greed?
Throw in a bit of envy and you have an fully grown human being acting like a petty 5-year old.
As humans (most especially females), it is very important that we uplift one another.
Love your neighbor as yourself, innit?
Most times this wanting to be the only star in the sky pops up because we know how hard we struggled to get up there. Sleepless nights at the school library, and all of a sudden, a transfer student shows up in the middle of the semester and ends up topping the class.
It can pain, but this pain can be visibly lessened, if not completely eradicated when we start to welcome with open arms, as well as encourage others on the way to the top.
Think of the joy you’d feel if the student you tutored in your class moves up to the top 3 positions, or if a YouTuber/blogger you showed the ropes starts getting a boost in his/her stats.
This doesn’t mean we should eliminate healthy competition but, there’s a fine line between that and where competition becomes unhealthy. Most times we don’t even know we’ve crossed that line.
Let’s learn to willingly embrace others who are striving for the top, and if possible, help them along the way.
This world would be much brighter if there were more stars in the sky 🌟