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What the Hell Does 'Keep it Real' Even Mean?

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posted on May, 26 2008 @ 03:00 PM
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I am getting so tired of always hearing these idiots on the TV with their stupid ideological thinking, saying BS like 'just keep it real', or 'just be true to yourself'.

What the hell does this crap even mean? I see it more and more, and then everybody seems to get it, but I don't.

'Yeah man, just be true to yourself and you'll do ok'. 'Keep it real'.

WTF?

Can somebody fill me in here? And, am I the only one who has to hear this utter crap all the time?




posted on May, 26 2008 @ 03:01 PM
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I think it means (imo)
Be your own person, dont let anyone tell you how to act or influence how you act
Good advise i think



posted on May, 26 2008 @ 03:17 PM
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It's just a random comment by someone with absolutely nothing to say but who wants to sound cool..

It's like those dumbpluckers on Springer who keep saying..

"YA KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN"..

I watched one guy who said "Ya know what I'm saying" so many freakin times I wanted to scream.. NOOOOOO I DON'T COZ YOU HAVEN'T SAID ANYTHING EXCEPT "YA KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN""



Sorry for the added rant but I'm just keepin it real..



posted on May, 26 2008 @ 04:43 PM
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That's actually more of what I'm leaning towards.

Just something to sound cool.



posted on May, 26 2008 @ 05:07 PM
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The first I heard it was on American Idol.. Randy Jackson..
And to be fair..He's a nice guy but NOTHING to contribute except..

"Yo man I wasn't feelin ya " or
"Watsup dog you were keepin it real"..

DUHHHH!!!! Well explained technical criticism there dog!!:bash::bash::bash:



posted on May, 26 2008 @ 05:58 PM
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fLAVA FLAVE!

"Are you here for me"?
"I'm feeling ya, do you feel me?

Anyone who can feel his ugly mug
and really be there for him is really sick.

I dont think i could pull that one through.


"But i love you, Flave, i really do.
"





posted on May, 26 2008 @ 06:08 PM
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Yo, dog, its like this..



I didnt feel ya, dude, it just didnt do anything for me, dog! Ya know what i'm sayin?

a ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Paula: You're, you're, you're just a beautiful person and you look nice


"That sounded very cabareish to me"

Cruise ship type singing.



posted on May, 27 2008 @ 11:23 AM
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The way I see it , being true to thyself is following the heart. Cutting out the illusions that take away from being free.

This song may shed some light

Ziggy Marley - True to Myself




posted on May, 27 2008 @ 01:46 PM
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When someone says to me "keep it real, bro" or something to that effect, to me that's like saying "take it easy". It's just sort of a polite sendoff. It could mean any number of things, but most of the time it really doesn't mean anything at all... at least on a conscious level, but I won't get into that here.

As for "know what I'm sayin?" Haha, that drives me nuts. It's really no different than "ummm" or "uhhh". I understand it as something people say to keep themself in the conversation while they're trying to remember what else they intended to say.



posted on May, 27 2008 @ 05:10 PM
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"Keeping it real" is the opposite of "Keeping it fake".

I answered your question and peed in your pool.

-Jimmy



posted on May, 27 2008 @ 05:18 PM
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That means to place [or keep] everything [or it] into proper perspective [or real]. In other words, these ‘nut-balls’ already hit the brick wall and fallen into the deep end. They figured those who are taking life too seriously should step back and have fun [hence living in denial despite horrible events that had occurred in the past, leading up to their nuttiness]. They are never the same or will never be normal again.



[edit on 2008-5-27 by pikypiky]



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 05:26 PM
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I liked my explanation better.

(sorry for the one liner)

-Jimmy



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 06:24 PM
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Keep it real? That one is pretty simple. The ones I have trouble with are:

Moms....as in "I love my moms" or "I got that for my moms." Are they saying they have more than one mom?

Boaf....as in "I can't decide between the two, so I'll take boaf."

Aks...as in "Don't aks me nuttin!" or "Don't aks me. How'm I posta know?"

Posta.....(see above)

Peeps....as in "Yo man, them's my peeps."

Haps....as in "What's the haps?"

I feel ya!.....all I have to say to this is, no you don't!! Keep your hands to yourself.

Aight....."No problem man, it's aight!"

Peace out....(it is what it is)

Put it all together and what do you have?:


Yo, moms, it's aight. How was I posta know? I'll aks boafa dem "what's the haps" and aks'em to keep it real. They's my peeps but I feel ya.

Peace out!




[edit on 28-5-2008 by Excitable_Boy]



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 07:02 PM
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Oh, haha! I get it: You mean the 'KISS' principle (acronym for 'Keep It Simple, Stewpod').

:shk:



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 07:27 PM
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It's a reminder to keep on keepin' on and stay the course. It means you're doing good. Just friendly comments.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 09:23 PM
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I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean anything. That's why people stopped saying it in 2004. Now, the only people who say it are the ones who haven't gotten the news yet.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 07:16 AM
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The one I can't stand is 'baby'. When adults call each other 'baby'.
I just roll my eyes. Dunno' why, but it sounds ignorant to me.



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 12:52 PM
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EB

Thanks for the laugh of the day!

Now, i aks you, baby, yo, dude, dont touch what is mines. You just dont do it for me, baby, yo, i cant feel ya.

FF- Baby, whassup?



posted on May, 29 2008 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by Rasobasi420
I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean anything. That's why people stopped saying it in 2004. Now, the only people who say it are the ones who haven't gotten the news yet.


Hilarious!

All this damn hip philosophical crap gets so old so fast.



posted on May, 31 2008 @ 03:07 PM
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Why ask a question if you don't want an answer? It is obvious to me why you do not understand what being true the the self is, or keeping it real.



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