Friday, August 3, 2012

I See Six Things, And Can Translate Them in Two Ways

Hey, what's going on everyone? Hope that everything in your Life is Coming Up Roses!

If not, I got some seeds for you! ;-D

You know what I find interesting, Ladies and Gentlemen? The above picture depicts some SERIOUS Truths; Symbolic in ways that only the Astute are able to figure out in less than forty-five seconds. For those people, Congratulations: I knew that you have AND had the insight that makes me smile daily. For those that do not get it, I feel bad for you, and embarrassed that I have to hold your hand and explain what this picture represents.

There are a few things going on in this picture. Let's start with the blinders on the head.

The blinders represent how people, in general, are only focused on what is in front of them; not caring about what is going on AROUND them. If it does not pertain to the wearer as well as their lifestyle, they could care less about the other man/woman/child.

Your vision may be 20/20, yet you STILL cannot see a damn thing.

These are the SAME PEOPLE that seek out the Insightful, Humbled, and Humiliated person(s) with their hands out looking for a handout because The Blind One's life is, in all actuality, in shambles as well as boring. Truth be told, Sucks to be the wearer; you BELIEVE that The World revolves around you and ONLY you. Seriously, you are no more different than from the rest of us. Only difference is, you do not care to see it, ere go the blinders.

At the same time, I am capable of giving a flip side and a fair shake for the blinders. It also means focus and "Full Steam Ahead". Nothing can stand in the way of someone that is determined and not distracted by outside influences. A sharp focus may very well mean Achievement of Goals and Ambitions.

Next up: The Carrot.

What I like about the Carrot is, the carrot represents Information, Knowledge, Wisdom, Strength, and Power. Without the carrot, what do we have for ourselves if we do not have something to reach for? Think about it:

Without Guidance and Motivation from the carrot, we are mindless and lame (weak; inadequate; unsatisfactory; clumsy); incapable of moving forward and getting to where we need to be.

At the same time, there is a negative to the carrot. It also represents things we Lust for: Pleasures of the Flesh, things that do not pertain to us in regards to the lives of others, etc. The carrot could be perceived as an unhealthy aspect within ourselves that we must get rid of. For some, this is a very difficult task to accomplish due to the euphoric sensation that is felt when we have it set in our minds. And for some, the feeling is SO GOOD, they want to have that feeling all the time, to where it consumes them, their logic, and their Productivity.

Namely, and especially, in the Gossip Department.

As far as the picture as a whole, I can translate in two ways:

I see someone who is driven, motivated, and determined to get to where they need to go and get to where they need to be so that they can achieve their goals, ambitions, aspirations, etc. and not be deterred or distracted from getting to their destination.

I also see someone who is so immersed in what is in front of them that they cannot see the harm that they are afflicting on those around them. And from my point of view, they do not care in the least bit, for as long as they get that euphoric sensation that comes with the destruction that they are causing; whether they know that they are the cause or not.

What do you see when you see the Blinded Man and the Carrot?

~© 2012 Andrew Boyd~


Angela Lykebudda White said...

no progress..

ABoyd378 said...

*nodding* Thank You, Angela.

I have aimed this at a certain group of individuals. Sadly, they will not have the foresight to comprehend the message contained in this write.

Thee_Kween said...

A lot of what you said was clever and well thought out. It's obvious that to me that the picture speaks of someone being blindly lead by the promise of something they'll never attain. Basically, they're being used for someone ELSE'S purpose or pleasure.

I would hope though, Young Drew...that you'd take a less condescending approach. Knowledge is a beautiful thing, but it should not be the proverbial carrot should be MORE of the tangible reward of curiosity and openness to be taught. NEVER look down on nor be embarrassed by someone else's inability to "see". Instead...explain with love what it is you are trying to relate to them.

Caprice Starbrite said...

Simply put...I see control

ABoyd378 said...

Thank you, Kali.

What you said is very true. When I was writing, I was writing on a bit of emotion. I completely agree that a Softer Touch should have been used. Knowledge IS certainly powerful, and in the right hands, it can be a Very Powerful Weapon.

All it takes is the Right Delivery, true? ;-)

ABoyd378 said...

Thank you, Caprice.

Control, huh? I can dig it! ^_^

fuzzyHalo said...

When I look at that picture, I see none of the things you mentioned...What I see is oppression and lies...

See, when they put blinders on a horse and dangle the carrot, it keeps them blind to what is really going on, so they will only focus and chase what they makes them believe that that one carrot is all there is...So they run faster to be the one to get that one carrot...

That's what were supposed to do...Keep our heads down and follow the rules to "success", all you will ever need and more...Just do what we say and everything you need will be there for you...And, oh yeah, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

ABoyd378 said...

Thank You, Fuzzy Halo.

You, like everyone else, sees this in your Unique way, and I Love That!