“I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.” – Maya Angelou
Breakdown: Hmm hmm hmmm. I think everyone of us can totally relate to this one, cos it’s mighty easy to “lash out” when you’re under pressure, but then, what good fruit does that ever yield? A calm and collected mind always has an edge over a distraught and unruly one.
We are simply being admonished by (Mama) Maya here not to let our pain affect others. Watch the things you say and do when you’re in pain, because you just might set someone on an even more excruciatingly path of pain.#BearYourPain #DontBecomeOne #IhavePains #IamNotOne #Quotes #WisdomQuotes #LifeLessons…
Fact: This quote was taken out of the many lessons that Maya Angelou learned. This great poet, civil right activist, writer of essays, autobiographies, books, plays, movies, television shows, (and so on) lived between April 4, 1928- May 28,2014.
She actually worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X at a point in her life. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays and several books of poetry.
Before she was ever a writer she did other jobs as a youth. For example, she was a fry cook, sex worker, night club dancer and performer to mention a few.
She did not let her background define her, nor her pain rob her of gain!
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