A Short Piece On Understanding.

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If there is anything these past few days have taught me, it is that one of the biggest problem of humanity is The Lack Of Understanding… (Bear with me on this one)

Every man has a certain amount of knowledge which forms the ground on which they stand and operate with, and whether we like it or not, this amount of knowledge we have acquired molds us into who we are and what we become. It doesn’t matter at first if what we think we know is the complete truth or half a lie, the most important thing is that we believe what we know and are willing to defend it.

But guess what? You are not the only one living on this earth.

What you know is different from what I know. What you believe is the truth is different from what I believe is the truth. The experiences that taught you what you know now may differ from what I have been through, and so the issue for us now is, how then do we find a common ground to interact?

Here enters the problem of understanding. Let’s take this apart in a layman’s way.

To UNDERstand someone, is to STAND UNDER that person. It is as it were, to put yourself under someone else in order for you to look up at (not to) that person. The idea is for you to make yourself see what that person is seeing the way the person sees it. To feel what that person feels in a manner that you can relate to it. It is not as if at this point your own views become totally irrelevant, but this is a deliberate act of you choosing to subject your own views and knowledge to the jury.
So to understand someone is to WILLINGLY choose to see what the person is seeing and how the person sees it at that moment, and it takes a great deal of strength to display this attitude.

So here lies our problem…we are not ready and willing to put ourselves and ideas and knowledge under another person. We can’t imagining bringing ourselves into subjection of another person. We believe what we know is the whole truth, so therefore every other person should fall in line. But if we all live with this notion that we are always completely right, tell me, who then is wrong?

Definitely not me, will be your answer.

 

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Let’s Talk About Perfection.

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Can anyone be perfect?

Let me guess, automatically, your answer is an emphatic NO!!! How dare we say we are perfect, or have the idea that we can be perfect in this world where there are so many reasons and ways to prove that every man is still subjected to his own share of demons and weaknesses? Who are we to place ourselves or dream of comparing our broken image with the status of a God-like personality who is not subjected to our enormous inabilities and glorious shortcomings? Or have we forgotten so soon that we, all of the time, are enslaved by our own passions and desires, that even when we see can clearly recognize that these desires are not as pure as our intents, we labor so dearly to see that we get what we want? How then can we talk about perfection or even dream of the idea of it when we are plighted with these inadequacies?

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We Have A Problem…… Part 2

See Part 1 here

The Problem and the Challenge

Now if you are reading this at this point, then it is most certain that you are one of three categories. Perhaps you are among those who I have really succeeded in stirring up their curiosity and appetite for the understanding of this problem and to figure out the solution, or perhaps you are among those who have no conviction of what I have been writing, and you are only reading this just to see where it ends. And yes, the third category are those who are neither here nor there, only reading for the fun of it; but then, I must make known one startling truth; the answer, as we should see here, may never truly satisfy our raging curiosity and the answer we get here may never come close to what we hoped for, but surely, it will stand with time.

It’s no telling secret that the dawn of each new day brings with it a bearable burden that stirs up a familiar concern within us as a constant reminder, and in the similitude of a nagging lady, begging us to conjure an answer to the challenge, how can I change the world today? Or more importantly, how can I affect someone’s life today? Well, except you are not thinking or musing over this, then I must be very candid to point out that your problem is quite bigger than what we are delicately trying to uncover here, because the purpose of every life is to affect another, and if for any reason we find ourselves failing to achieve this, then we probably don’t deserve to live.

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We Have A Problem.. 

Perhaps our biggest mistake is that we try so hard to find ourselves in a world where it is very easy to get lost in, perhaps, we try so hard to figure out who we are and what we were created to be. Perhaps, our biggest mistake is that we expend so much energy and so much time just to discover where we fit in, so much energy to realize where our place in this world lies, and so much time wasting in doing a lot of adjusting and accommodating, sieving through deep layers of personalities and shades of our lives, hoping to present that near perfect aspect of ourselves to the world.

Perhaps, our biggest mistake, no, problem is ourselves.

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The Definition Of A Man. 


​“Tell me, what defines a man”?

Struck like lightning to a key at the base of a kite darting through the wind, the question came at me with such daunting presence, totally eclipsing my thoughts as I sought for, an entire hour, an answer to this puzzling question. In all honesty, I was the one who had initially troubled my mind with such a question, still, I found that providing an answer was almost big a responsibility to bear alone for an hour but then, I needed an answer.

The night was cold and silent, and if it weren’t for the faint sounds I made as I breathed, one would forgiven to think we were camping among the dead.

Just when I thought nothing worthy to be termed an answer would visit, the first one knocked on the door of my mind.

Character.

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The Value Of Our Existence.

It Goes On…….!

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Wow! it’s really been a while since i wrote anything here, i must confess, and while i may have a genuine reason for that, i sincerely apologise for going off the grid just like that.

Well, it really have been crazy and busy these past few days, coupled with me trying to complete my book, which by God’s grace and help, will be published this year, (yes, i said it, I am writing a book, yaaahhh!!!) and other time consuming matters, i must confess, i really do miss this place. And just in case you are reading this, and you are a publisher, or you know a very good publisher, please get in touch with me, I will so love to have a conversation with you.

So, let’s go into what we have for today.

Life doesn’t start with you, neither does it end with you.

Think about this, before you were, there have been, and after you, there will still be. Now this may seem a little bit crazy and scary because we may be tempted to question the value and importance of our existence and ask questions like, ‘Am I really important’? Or ‘Why then was i created’?

Well, the beautiful truth is, You are very important, You are Priceless, You are Valuable, but the worth of your existence can only be measured with what you inspire in others even after you have gone.

Believe me, You won’t be here forever, inasmuch as we wish we could stay even when time is no more, but the hard truth is, at some point, you will leave, everyone will leave, and it doesn’t matter how much we believe we have invested in a place, we all have to leave, and after we have gone, life will still continue.

The question we must begin to ask ourselves is, ‘What do I do with the time i have’?

You may not have the power to control what had been before you, but you do have every opportunity to decide what happens after you are gone. What you do with the limited time you have will determine what is said of you.

Think of it, what will you inspire when you are no more? because you will leave.

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