How come people only say everything happens for a reason when something bad, dare I say, devastating, has happened? Why is that not their response to a piece of good news? Or don’t good things also happen for a reason?
When I hear you say, “it’s nothing personal, only business”, is that supposed to serve as an apology? Am I meant to be happy that your business requires me to be hurt? Next time you are tempted to utter those words, just say “I am sorry” instead.
I remember the first time I saw the word “lasagna”. You can be certain that I pronounced it weird. My pronunciation was so off, that when I first heard it pronounced right, I had no idea we were both referring to the same thing. How can you pronounce lasagna as “lasanya”?
The fact that you have made yourself available doesn’t mean you have to take every insult and misbehavior they respond to your efforts with. Lean on me no be press me die. You reserve the right to withdraw your offer at any time.
“Dog wey go kill elephant, e go done dey kill rat from small.” In which universe do dogs kill elephants? Why would a dog need to kill an elephant?
Is there any point in arguing or discussing with you when we both know you’ll never change your mind? If no proof is sufficient, or it will take a ridiculous amount of evidence to make you budge, then there is no need to have this conversation.
As much as we want to say judge not, there is always going to be morality, and there will always be a need to judge. Just like a judge in a courtroom should never succumb to cowardice, so should you.
People get so neglected, they begin to neglect themselves and others like them. They spend so much time looking upward at the ruling and wealthy class, that they have no time to look at themselves or others like them, around them.
Despite this, the trade is made. The debt is paid. The payment is collected. The effort is exerted and cannot be returned. Life unlike the vendor has no cashback policy. Items sold cannot be returned, irrespective of conditions on delivery.
The only problem with having a sweet tooth, champagne taste, and desire for the good things of life, is that your pocket must be weighty. Right now, my account status and my heart desires are not in the same tax bracket.
At the end of the day, it boils down to one thing. When the candle that burned bright burns out, is there an alternative light source? What fuels you when passion runs out?
You don’t get a second chance at a first impression. Your target market might be pressed for time so you don’t get a chance to repair your reputation.
A lot of us find it difficult to go for the unknown because of comfort. We want a change but we are too comfortable with the familiar. The problem though is that the familiar is often the burial place of potential.
I have seen men that are tough, authoritative, unquestionable, fierce, whatever else adjective you want to qualify them with. Yet, whenever their wives or kids come around, you see a different side of them. In that moment, they are approachable, calmer, and friendlier. You might even be able to get a smile from them.
The voice of the people is the voice of God; Sometimes? Always? Never? In the midst of it all, you still need to decipher what He is saying from the cacophony you are hearing.
I have heard since I was young that curiosity killed the cat. I took this in; line, hook, and sinker. That was until I myself got curious. Did curiosity really kill the cat or are did they tell us this to kill our inquisitive nature?
Time and again, I have seen people live out the saying that, “when all you have is a hammer, all your problems start looking like nails”.
Do not allow yourself to get elevated, glorified, or exposed beyond your capacity, so you don’t get “exposed” unknowingly.
Growing up, I often heard older folks say, “know your onions”. We took that figuratively, no one took it literally. Just like being worth your salt, or being worth your weight in gold.
So when Nigerian UFC champion, Israel Adesanya calls himself Mr Alagidi, just remember, Alagidi ni ọga Alagbara.
Do you have the courage to try? Are you ready to try again? What if your dream becomes less fashionable? Will you still go for it?
As much as we wish we can, we actually cannot prepare the road for the child. This doesn’t mean we should abandon each child on their journey through life.
You are not a P.L.C. No shareholder or board of directors should be sitting on your case and none is coming up with a solution for you. They don’t know the intricacies of your daily life, how do you expect them to know what is right or wrong for you?
The problem with experience though? It often held us back. We remember things from our past, we see patterns playing out before us, and we have to react.
Cast your vote for people you genuinely believe in. Fortune does favors the bold. Fortune also favors the wise voters.
Fruits never fall far from their parent trees. Look. Ask questions. All of their neighbors can’t be uniformly evil while they just happened to be the only saint on the street.
Indeed, there was a time when beauty truly lay in the eyes of the beholder. A time when men were open to judgement and did judge each other honestly.
Man is a social being. We tend to share our belongings as well as mental state with the company around us. Happiness, misery, confidence, jealousy, any other feeling we might be having, we inadvertently share it with those around us.
It is easy to claim that “I am in love”, just as it is easy to say “I hate him”. What isn’t easy is the responsibility that comes with love or war.
But then, there is one lesson I did learn from reading those papers; “The pen is mightier than the sword… Except when the sword is hanging over your head.”