How was your weekend? Mine was full of activities. And your week? How is it going? This week seems to be running. It's Wednesday already!
It's all good!
Please you all should help me compare or analyze these two stories.
I was at a friend's place when his friend walked in, he was courteous, he said hi and we introduced ourselves. I continued with my business. Soon after, he brought out a bunch of raw plantain from his plastic bag. I watched in anticipation wondering what he would do next and am sure you wouldn't guess right if you tried.
There were 5 of them, he peeled them one after the other and ate them all right in front of me. Mehn!!! I couldn't help laughing. Interestingly, the guy didn't send at all. he ate his raw plantains unapologetically after all, it was his money, his mouth and his belly. As he ate, he was lamenting about how being a bachelor hasn't been easy and how he needs to get married soon. Curious, I asked "have you eaten today"? He said he ate rice in the morning but was hungry again. He narrated that he wanted to buy roasted plantains from a woman but she had sold all but 3 which she said had been paid for. Because he was so hungry, he waited for the owner of the roasted plantain and pleaded with him to sell one to him but the guy refused. He explained that he got angry and decided to buy raw plantains to eat. I asked why he didn't cook or fry it and he said his stomach would process it. He added that the raw plantain was very filling unlike bread or any other food he could think of. I had a good time laughing.
One thing I appreciated about this very interesting young man was his sincerity, he had no reason to act like what he wasn't, he was himself.
His sincerity may seem like no big deal but being sincere is not so easy for some other people even in the most little things.
On the other hand, I have a female friend who for as long as I have known her hasn't been 100% truthful about anything about herself. I mean, it's difficult for me to even give an accurate info about her to someone else.
She would lie about her schooling, about her course of study, about her relationships and so on. Although, she may not always be telling a lie, but since she has been untruthful in the past and told people different things, it's only natural for me to find it difficult to believe anything she says.
Recently, her boss told me the babe duped her of a large sum of money. They asked what she did it and she said she used it to fund her make up studio. We were surprised because, is it your madam's money you should use to set up your studio? Plus, am sure she must have given people an impression that she was a BIG CHIC and of course, with plenty money too. She must have hyped her status so much that she just had to meet up to what she had claimed to be and no thanks to these Social media, people can easily want to lie. Her habit of putting up a false image pushed her to the extreme.
She lies about things that in my opinion are not worth lying about. It's just terrible. The irony is that this chic in my eye is beautiful and I believe she is a good person and has good attributes. But these lies ehn!!! It's a big issue. I pray she comes out of it because her image is at stake.
People have different reasons for telling lies and faking their self image. But what do we think?
I feel, if you can't be honest about a matter then don't just talk about it. It's even worse when you don't ask the person and the person decides to engage you in a conversation that is filled with lies.
I guess, some of us can't help telling lies at times but our self image is always at stake. A lie is never the way out, it may seem so initially but not on the long run.
If you don't want a person to know the truth about something then don't start the conversation at all.
It's about one's VALUE SYSTEM.
Honesty is a virtue of a person of integrity.
May we all be people of integrity where our Nay is Nay and our Yea is Yea. Amen.