A CHICKEN OR AN EAGLE
Hello Great young Mind, Happy New Month, and a Happy Gehn-Gehn Wednesday :-D. Been thinking of something for a while now, and I thought to share my thoughts with you wonderful people (who make life better with your views and comments), and there by learn more from you guys via the comment section. So what’s up and my line of Thought is this:
Why does the Chicken not fly?
Before we delve into the analysis, please permit me to say thank you for the 7 minutes you are investing in Young and Confused today, you are why we write.
So let’s look at the statistics: Physically the chicken is similar to all other Birds; it has beaks, feathers, wings, digits (Chicken fingers Thank you Google for the Expo J), and even a “Crown thingy” on its head which makes it seem like Royalty. But yet still “The Chicken doesn’t fly” Why?? I ask myself. Maybe it just didn’t learn to fly when other birds did so at the Garden of Eden? or Probably it was absent from the Birds Orientation exercise on the first week of creation? Or maybe it was out scratching for food at some place while others like the Eagles strengthened their wings for high flights? But still I don’t know why? Maybe I will never understand the reason, but I guess my understanding no dey change anything, cause at the end: the Chicken still won’t fly J except...
The Chicken is one of the most popular animals in relation to man, as after the Dog comes the Chicken. But sadly, it is popular in Negativity and disappointment. The Chicken leaves life everyday scratching for grains and remnants on the ground, refusing to hunt like the Eagle does, nor protect man like the Dog does, and it feels confident and secure in the midst of this Mediocrity. I often wonder if it doesn’t feel pain when it sees the Eagles et al fly above her up in the sky.
The truth is the reason why the Chicken is a constant prey of man, is not cause it doesn’t work hard enough, cause I mean this Animal can trek and scratch the entire west Africa if allowed to, but cause it has given itself a little value from within, not accepting to search for more purpose or experience, but deriving confidence in survival, and only flying at the sight of danger as against hunting as the Eagle does.
The bane of my short analysis is simple: So many of us young people today live life like the chicken, discarding the great possibilities that are ever present within and without us, and choosing to settle for the comfort of mediocrity. Most of us have feathers (Family) to protect and advice us, we have digits and claws (strength) to see us through, we have Wings (Education) to enable us fly, we have Crowns(Beauty et al) to draw people to us, but we still have the second best mindset that prevents us from flying, and constantly limit us. Henry Ford said “If we think we can or we think we can’t, we are right”, (and The HOLY BOOK (KJV). adds that 'as a man Thinketh in his heart, so is he"
I want us to from henceforth doubt our Fears and not our abilities, cause in my thoughts, I still believe that the day the Chicken will make its way up to the top of a High mountain and casts itself down just as the baby Eagle does while learning to fly, the Chicken will surprise itself and soar high in the clouds. Make I come see the man wey go get mind try kill am chop. Please always choose to be the best you can be, because you can be the best there is. So whatever that Goal is that you set for yourself; be it a Job, a Project, to get Admission, to get married, to get that big savings, whatever it is, reach out for the best and believe that you casn have that outcome which you want no matter what. I can literarily hear a reader saying "well there always has to be the king and the servant in life" and that reader yis really right, but I believe that it is we who determines our position in life, and not Nature.
FN:Life and Humans as a whole will never give us more value than we give ourselves, as if we give ourselves a Low price tag, we shouldn’t expect anyone to bargain for us at a higher price.
Do have a Gehn-Gehn Wednesday…#Udo.