TODAY THE WORDS are I’M RUBBER, YOU’RE GLUE. When a person is going along in life and feeling happy, someone can try to throw negative thoughts on them in an attempt to bring the happy person down. This is the subject for today and this phrase is the perfect depiction. The phrase in its totality is “I’m rubber you’re glue, your words bounce off me and stick to you.”
In an excerpt in Urban Dictionary from by Holly Strop July 17, 2006, she said “A riposte used when someone calls you a name. Indicates that whatever names or words someone uses in an attempt to offend or insult you, those words will bounce off you, and stick to the name-caller, indicating that he or she is actually indicative of the connotation he or she originally wanted to impart upon you.”
Now, we will look at how we can choose to be the rubber and protect ourselves by preventing those negative thoughts from sticking on us and bouncing them off us. This reflects the person, who is projecting those thoughts, is a “bully” throwing their weighted words around. In hindsight, we see the bully as the insecure person, the unstable person, the unloved person, and/or the spiteful one who cannot stand their life and wants company in their world of misery. The best prevention is elimination or separation from these glue-like people. An important factor is to remember, “Just because you say it to me doesn’t make it so!” I saw a television show in which one of the women who was jealous of the other one called her fat. The amusing part was the one who was saying this was so much “fatter” than the one she was calling fat. That summed bullying up in one sentence and this sets a precedence to avoid the glue people or take what they say with a “grain of salt”. Now for the deeper thought…..All of us are unique, with different personalities; some of us are very positive, encouraging souls; some of us are more inclined to see life on a more negative light. Here is my thought, and mine only….As I cannot make a negative person into a positive person; I will not allow a negative person to steal my positive persona. If you are happy being negative (I am not sure you are happy) it is your right but it is my right to try to encourage you; love you; and help you while keeping a positive outlook. For all positive people, you should remember when someone is attempting to bring you down, “I’m rubber you’re glue, your words bounce off me and stick to you.”
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Ephesians 4:29 ESV
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
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