First things first, to truly understand anything you must know its origin.
The topic of origin being covered is the subject of: What Is Fly
So before I can explain the aspects of being Fly I will cover a brief history of the word in its slang form.
If you could, would you fly? Yes! Anyone would, yet we can not. It is the ultimate desire, it is everyone’s dream – Oh the attention I will receive!
So the root of being Fly is the dream for attention.
Now, please pay attention, as far back as 1811, anyone deemed clever, alert, or wide awake was called FLY. All indicate the notion these traits made others aware of an individuals unique abilities. These abilities have no demand for money or education yet they are found in unique individuality of ones abilities.
So let’s call these individuals STANDOUTS.
Why? Because what stands-out calls for attention – wanted or unwanted.
Think of creatures that fly. Let’s use flies, the insect, as an example. I doubt flies want to be crushed yet, once they bug you, you discover how clever, alert, and wide awake they are – and will keep you.
Flying creatures are either hunters or scavengers.
Do I have your attention yet?
Now, do not sleep, flies do not land you because they think you are cool. Truth is as the saying goes, ‘One man’s trash is another’s treasure’. Flies make use of your waste and unused or un-kept belongings. And the cleverness gets on your nerves. Something like jealousy of someone handling shit better than you. How fast do you forget admiring the bird that shitted on you. Alert to all the details leaving nothing to go to waste.
In essence the term FLY is not about your outer appearance as many loosely use it to describe fresh dressed people. It is more so what is behind what you think you see. Let’s put it this way, next time you have to put up with some shit, make sure you handle the shit right.
The dream is free, don’t let anyone sell you one. Looking nice, does not make anyone clever, alert, or wide awake. Paying attention comes with a price, giving attention makes you look nice.
Time To Get Fly!!
Peace and Blessing
Life’s a Lesson
Original Leonard Benjamin