In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

“Just be yourself,” said my undercover boss.

He is the second nonfamilial man in my life to tell me that. And it came with quite an impact.

It’s quite a cliche that gets thrown around pretty often but for someone who has just gotten to know me to say that, the words bear a heavier weight than they usually do.

It’s not everyday that people can accept you for who you are quickly and allow you to be yourself.

Besides that, I seemed to have adopted a more rugged attitude from him. I used to sweat the small stuff a lot but now, I’m just like fuck that shit, I’m gonna get on with life anyway. Especially at work now, a lot of people don’t want to do things they don’t find enjoyable when it’s actually their responsibility, and they’re of a higher grade than me. They kept saying they have many tasks to do. So I don’t know man, I have shit to do too but I’mma step up and do them and then when the time is right, I’ll drop the bomb so you guys can sort out your shit yourselves then.

So yeah, basically, the best revenge is to kill them with kindness.

I think that’s how you build an empire state of mind.

“Came here for school, graduated to the high life.”

And Allah is Al-Awwal, The First. – MM