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Smile in the Face of Ignorance




In all my years of life, I’ve seen ignorance in different forms.  I’ve tried unsuccessfully to combat it, often fighting fire with fire. Now that I have a clearer understanding of this human condition, I just smile. Smiling has been one of the most successful defenses against perceived ignorance and the results are phenomenal.

The ignorant one often is confused as to why you find humor in their stupidity and it makes them look even more like a fool than their usual self. I’ve met the most ignorance online, people often hide, cowardly behind a screen, desperately wasting time coming up with what they perceive to be a funny anecdote. Time wasted on an idea that is sure to backfire is ignorance in itself. The process is called trolling, where a user spends quite a bit of precious time searching for a way to annoy intelligence.

These people, called Trolls, get their kicks from perusing the internet in discussion groups, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc, trying to interrupt and disturb topics they themselves aren’t familiar with. Some people will entertain the idiot until they either tire of their silly game or get roasted so bad that they aren’t seen again. Another trolling incident involves a serious status, tweet, discussion, etc that is interrupted by the stupidity of a troll. The troll knows now the situation but injects their idiotic brand of humor into a situation that doesn’t require or call for comedy.

The best thing to do in these situations is smile, but it is often entertaining for us intellects to bait the troll in intelligent conversation, their intent is to anger and annoy, but when you counter their illogical thinking you see that they are empty shells of nothingness and not really worth your time.

So smile in the face of ignorance and know that you the intelligent one won a battle in the long war against ignorance.

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Posted by on July 25, 2012 in Essays and Journals


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When Will I Be Free

By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.

Day after day my intelligence is eaten away

But I am dying to get these folks to sway

I find myself trapped in a sea of despair

Desperately seeking some much needed repair

Creativity trapped in the confines of my mind

Hoping to be set free in due time

Life signed over to people who’ve become my enemies

Shoulda known these folks wouldn’t be a friend to me

Because they pick and prod at my sanity

Turning sane minds into insane kinds

I wish they would try to invade mines

Dropping bombs on thoughts that are not like theirs

Am I being too rash or are they just scared

Sick of fake smiles and politically correct words

Most times I wish I was flying with the birds


With wings spread

I’d prefer that than the life of the dead

But sometimes I’d rather lie in bed

Cuddled next to someone that cares

But currently me being committed is totally scarce

When I rarely get times to talk to my mother

Because my time is occupied with another

I just wanna be loved or love something

But freedom isn’t mine to enjoy it seems

So I’ll bite my tongue and tough it out

In time I’ll figure this whole thing out

But for now I’m left wondering to some degree

When will I ever be free?


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Sweet Dreams


By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.

The night is growing old, my love

As the sun retires to its fiery bed

And the south wind gently cools the day’s remnants

My thoughts turn to you, my dear

Your smile chases away the troubles of the day

Your touch ignites longing feelings

Feelings of emotional abundance

Draw me in like passionate lovers embrace

Kiss me


I want to feel you deeply

Immersed in this sweet, midsummer night

Our breathing slows as we adjust to the comforting of our bodies

Our eyes become heavy as the night relaxes us

Cool breeze lightly floats in through the balcony door

My night is wonderful

Your night is lovely

Our night is pleasant, pleasurable and profound

Sweet dreams, mi amore

Sweet dreams


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Funny Bones Jones





By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.




Funny bones

Spoken by a man named Jones’

Jones’ bones are funny indeed

He keeps them strong by eating peas

Once upon a time one day

When all was quiet and the sky was grey

Here comes Jones with his funny bones

To light the hearts and right the wrongs

He tells the story of a little boy

Who played contently with his toy

An old man comes and asks the boy

“What’s the purpose of playing with that toy?”

The little boy stops and thinks awhile

And then he says with a smile

“This here toy I built myself”

“Cause I’m not a little boy I’m a little elf”

The old man looks on quite amazed

He stood and watched in a clouded daze

He’d remember this moment for the rest of his days

Who would have thought such a being existed?

Is it me or is life really twisted?

Jones’ bones are funny indeed

Funny bones

Funny bones

Funny bones Jones


Posted by on January 13, 2009 in Humor


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