Goodmorning great young mind, how are you? Hehehe this has got to be one of the most comfortable posts I have put up in months, and I am like yeah mehnn... I mean I am in my room, comfortably sitting on my bed, legs crossed, with Tye Tibette playing on the Background, and me smiling :). Mehn its on days like this that we just say GOD bless Ishmael for choosing to beget Islam… In fact GOD bless Mohammed too for this Holiday, but Thunder fire all those Oniranu Boko Haram people oh! :( Did you guys here of the bombings at Kano? And I am like WTH! Nawa oh...
So with Joy in my belly, and butterflies in my mind :) and then from the utmost bottom of my heart I say: Thank GOD its Monday baby. You needed to see the smile i wore as I put my alarm on Dismiss and cozily went back to bed earlier on,
but hey I livè on Auto drive, so i woke up 27 minutes later :(… And I am like Yeah mehnnn no 8-5 today :)… So how was your weekend?
Trust it turned up perfecty for you eh? Well mine was super. My Sister of life is
back, so you needed to see me Lounging while she did the cooking. Hmmmnn This
is the good life… **Sips invisible cup of chocolate, however I will miss
stealing Meat while cooking oh in the name of Testing to check if it haf done.. :) But oh well, all is fair in love and war.
So last week was crazy eh, I had nothing less than 8 meetings in which at most of them I was been yelled at, and I am like #lobatan, I will not kill my sef sha oh. Later on one of those evenings, precisely Wednesday, I got home and was just on my own, you know, replying comments, checkingout blogs et al when I got a Facebok message from one of my mentors and friends back in the university. You see This guy was my friend and Partner in Reading from Morning till Night in the University, his brain was like an 80 Gb flashdrive, he can readdd... kai. In his message, he sounded really excited, and as I like to do Amebo nah lmao, I quietly stopped responding to comments and replied his message. He was like "Duru you need to see this, OMG these guys are bloody rich, they are top shots now et al " You see ehn, as an Igbo man, any statement that has both RICH and money makes is ofHigh priority, you know, Class 3 CTU level, and it makes my hair stand :). In the words of
Black Santa clause rapper AKÀ Rick Ross... If You aint talking money, you talking nonsense .. heheheh. He then told me about a set of twins who were earlier
our course mates at IMSU, but had luckily for them found the key to success. About how things had turned up for them, as they now worked with a mega big USA company affiliated to Myspace.com, how they now travelled around the
world, how they had earlier formed a social networking platform that had over 1,000,000
registered users tò date, and how they were now living in California and not just living
but LIVING. He then sent me me a link to their LinkedIN profile, and my
was it true, these one time Crazy geniuses were Living the life, and my were they
Big. Truth is, I don’t know if all those stuffs they wrote on their profile were
True, JdB why are you hating now? but at least their pictre was, as their skins glowed like the sun, and they radiated cash… In the
words of an Igbo Trader, ""Nwanne Le Ego" I said to myself. Well in our usual manner,
we ended the chať with our usual ""dont give up on your dreams"" ""dare to dream"" and the ""we shall shake our
Generation quote"" lines, and then I went back to blogging, and he sharp sharp
sent them a request on linkedIn. Hehehe I have very ambitious friends oh. Yep We bad like that... :)
Later that night, I found myself lost in thoughts, thinking about how comfortable those guys had grown to be, how they must have all the girls they wanted at their beck and call, how they must have made their First 1 million Dollars, while guyman still wakes up by 4AM daily chasing his first 1 Million Naira like his life depended on it, and I just subconsciously found myelf comparing my life with theirs. Gradualy, I started to feel those feelings of Negativity, envy, anger and not being up to par, and usually, when I am in that mode, I get all sad and my first medicine, is usually to write to my Blog mother and mentor: Ms Janyl Benyl, andcry to her about not being where I want to be et al. She is awesome by nature ehn, and always knows what to say Yep! she smart like that.... I thought to myself that I wasn’t working hard enough, nor studying enough to attain the level of life that they had, and then it hit me, that these guys are not me, neither am I them. They are at the point of life where the Master has destined for them to be, living their Blue print of life, striving for the excellence destined for them, and that I was seemingly doing the same on my own lane. I realized that no matter how hard I tried, I could never be them, and they couldn’t be me either.
So those thoughts inspired this post, and made me write this epistle. Life through my eyes is an inbalance, and life is teaching me that... 2 people can never have the same things at the exact same time, nor be at the exact same level in life, but each man could only have as much as he needed at every given time. So many times when we see or read the success story of some people (esspecially those we know), about how successful they have become, or we see that old class mate who is now married to one very successful young man like JdB :), and you arent yet, or you see that beautiful woman with her army of kids, while you are still hoping on GOD for yours, or those your padis have that fat paying job, while you still hustle to get one that will meet your everyday needs, and you feel a bit slighted, I want you to knw that we all do. You see its a natural human inclination to feel that way, to want to be like others, to want to be where others are et al, but i beg you to remember the THOU SHALL NOT COMPARE LAW. I dont know about you yeah, but the sin (Yep thats what I call it) of comparison never helps the man in whose mind it is thought. I mean doesnt it make you feel sad, envious, not upto par? Doesn't it make you feel NEGATIVE in all entirety? And Trust me the only place that Negativity is a good thing is on an HIV\STD report :). So this morning, I implore you to aim to be not like another, but to be the best YOU that you can be, to strive to be happy regardless of your feelings of not being where you want to be, but rather appreciate the moment, to let the feelings of unsatisfaction drive you to aim for success in that little area of life that you are, and to be thank ful regardless, cause as my Super Smart Blog mother always says,
""A heart of Gratitude opens doors of opportunities""
Plus in line with the vision 2020 of One + The One to turn me into an acting Born again Brother, let me leave you with paraphrased extracts from John 16 verse 11 (I think oh).
It says: He that is faithful in little, shall be Faithful in much... so Be thankful for that Little in your hands, and watch it grow into a mega Tree, plus like they say, no be who first call police, na him win case, and nobody sleeps at the bus stop, we all get home. Thinking about it, some of my Peeps might have a lot of things, AGBANI girlfriends, big jobs, cars et al.. But I have something that they dont have, I have you guys that makes me smile with every comment and page views, and encourage me to be a better 22 year old, you guys that inspire me with your various blog posts and pictures, and you guys that make my life more meaningful. Plus a family that supports me. Right now, All these beats any California job jo. :)
I said right now oh, not tomorrow :p
So that you dont have that Mega CLAIFORNIA job,or that beautiful Husband yet, or those wonderful kids that you have so longed for, or that ghen ghen Girlfriend :(, or that something you so dearly want, doesnt mean that you will not have it soon. So Keep keping on, and dont loose hope, cause at its time, it will come. Please never forget, Thou shal not compare.
P.S: Congratulations to Amaka on her NYSC posting, I dont know where she was deployed to yet, but I thank GOD for her, and hope that Sambisa forest is out of the question.
P.P.S: Praaaiiiissssseee tha Lord.. Testimony Time...We got a record 33 comments on the 20 facts about me post, and my GOD I was humbled
P.P.P.S: I met some really cool Bloggers from the last post eh, and I will like to put them out here, please use your church mind to visit their blogs ASAP if you can biko, I will be humbled if you do.
...They include Lhurve.. Mehn this Babe can ffiiinnnne for Africa ehn, plus she takes some really dope pictures... You need to visit her Blog..
Dr. Gbemi..... I lughed so hard when I went over to this Ladies Blog, she is a real definition of a play play fine geh.. I so want to have lunch with her oh. :)
Peace... MEhn this is one of the finest girlss i have seen in all 2014, I used to use style to be zoom in on her picture when ever she comments on one of the coolest blogs in town TTT's blog, and i am like damn she fine... But my Very own Agbani of Life AKA Tosyneís still my numero uno for now, till she dumps me :p.
Mobi: This is one of the most popular Bloggers i know, I mean i have been seeing that name for as long as I have been blogging. I went to her Blog recently, and read Tips on getting Laid, and aswear I laughed so hard.. yall need to go over there. :) aswear you will thank me later.
P.P.P.P.S: I mean its monday, and its the frigging holidays mehn, you guys should have fun oh, and remember that you will never be Young forever, so please stay Young and Confused, draw up a Bucket list, Live, Love, and Flex life... Cheers
P.P.P.P.P.S: If you are in the Northern NIGERIA, abeg just stay in doors oh, and make sure your AK47 is loaded. Cheers. And plaese be safe.
I apologise if there are Typos on this, Nepa took light :( and i hat to swap devices. :) Thanks you guts, for everything. You are why we write.