I watched a movie called Dysfunctional Friends this morning. A comedy starring nearly every black comedian in Hollywood. I watched the movie and I laughed, maybe shed a few petty tears, and did a lot of thinking. The character Ebony really stood out to me. She has a 50 foot wall built up, she’s boxed in, she rather talk about other peoples problems than her own, she plays the crazy loud one in the group, and she lashes out at random…only because she has so much she wants to get out, but is to afraid to. - Yeeaahhh she stood out to me ALOT… Just like The character Trenese reminded me of my friend Star, determined but some reason wants zero help from anyone. Or How Brett reminds me of my good buddy Corey, Gary reminds me of Tyrell, Jamal is Albert, Lisa is Mel, Ms. Stevens is Cassandra, Dennis is Isaiah, Brett is Anthony, and I even found a correlation for my friend Keyona…she’s Storm Lol. There’s so many other people that came to mind and for different reasons, but these people stood out the most.
It left me thinking….I’ve always said I was dysfunctional. I’m just wired differently, and u either learn to deal with me or not at all. Maybe all my friends are too. Maybe were just one big ass dysfunctional group! But it works. We work. We know the dysfunctions of each other, how to handle them, what to ignore, what to take serious, how to respond, and what is and what isn’t important at the time. Dysfunction is how we operate….dysfunction is the only way we operate. It’s sad to say that, and if U think about it, u shouldn’t be proud to say that. But in recent years I’ve realized…..dysfunction works if love is there.
In any case….maybe I’m just in one big Dramedy. It’s Dramedy because DESPITE there being drama, there are so many good times that come with it. So many outcomes that leave us laughing. Arguments that turn into jokes, fights that turn into hugs, fall outs that turn into interventions, and tears that turn into smiles.
I love my dysfunctional ass friends. All of them. Even if they hate me! Lmaooo! There’s a silver lining in everything, everyone, and in every situation.
Some situations may just need to be let go. And that’s why I love this quote so !