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I was once a student – I am still a student, and will ever be, because I learn always and from everything I see. In my opinion, everyone is a student because one way or the other, we all learn or are supposed to learn. Learning isn’t only confined to the classroom – life itself is a teacher – only babies don’t realise that, but unfortunately, some so called adults are actually babies. The way they make their decisions, and the way they take actions coupled with their reactions to stimuli is pathetically penultimate to jejune mentality. Without further ado, let me dive straight into what makes a bad student. 1. A bad student hates the teacher: you may not like the subject, but never hate the teacher even if there are multiple reasons to. I must be honest, some teachers don’t deserve being liked for so many different reasons,…

I love music. When I’m in the car, I play music or listen to the radio. I also love to sing. I used to write my own songs. Some of the songs I sing at home or when I feel like, at work, were written by me. Although not recorded, but I reflect on the past when I sing those songs – I see the many roads I’ve walked when I sing. In spite of my love for music and singing, there’s a place to press the stop button, and a time to completely silent all symphonies, no matter how sonorous they may be. So, I don’t always sing. I don’t always play music. I don’t always dance. Sometimes, I mute. Sometimes, I shut all voices. Sometimes, I stop the music. Sometimes, I go quiet. The days of quiet are the days of reaching the deepest part of my soul.…

The year is moving so fast, and the days, weeks, and months are in a hurry to jet-speed.  Whatever you plan for the year, you must start now, or you may never start. I believe in NOW – it has always been my philosophy; and with that, I defeat procrastination. As you run through your plans and envision your expectations, you must recognize that you aren’t the only one that’ll walk through the 2019 road; there are lots of people with diverse aspirations, inspirations and intentions. They too want to make progress. They too want to succeed. They too want to cut their own share of the cake as we celebrate the end of this year come December. Knowing who walks on your road, knowing who runs on same lane with you, and knowing who steps on same track with you is quintessential as you marathon through the rest of…

He played the enemy. He played the helper. He staged us in debacle. We were lost – completely out of sight. Swallowed by the uncompromising waves and in the wild eyes of the storm – it was tsunami-like. We survived. How we did, I know not, but at least, we found ourselves on dry land and to our surprise, he sent a limo to pick us up. Same devil, same god. I know I can think with my head. I try as much as I can to use my brain. I observe my world. In addition to observing my world, I do as much as I can to observe other people, and when I do, I try so much to draw sensible lines, and respect them. Everyone is smart – we must realise that, and never take anyone for granted. You can offend anyone – you can inflate your ego,…

Everyday, I meet people. Everyday, I interact with my world and the world at large. The social media and most modern software and applications have made it easier to engage the world. As we engage the world, our strengths and weaknesses are observed. Our skills are also being noticed. Even our deficiencies in terms of what we consider as our main skills are bare to the dynamic world. So we should be watchful how we manage our talents in an age where the remotest error can be revealed by millions of people globally within seconds. During the funeral ceremony of Nelson Mandela, it didn’t take hours before most people in the universe noticed that the sign language interpreter was gibberish – his interpretation was simply balderdash because he was doing nothing close to sign language act. When Beyonce did lip-synching during Barack Obama’s inauguration as she sang along a pre-recorded track of the national…

In my heart, I have asked myself this question a trillion times. I have probably met a trillion people who haven’t in any way looked at the importance of greeting. I concluded that they haven’t, because their actions at meeting points are retrogressively the same, for reasons I can’t fathom. I was raised to greet my seniors and peers within my inner circle. I was also trained to greet those outside my enclave the moment I stepped out of our rectangle-shaped miniature room. Poverty didn’t deter our character from knowing how to say hello, or realizing the significance of inner peace as you let go the power of homogeneity, relationship and togetherness. As a child, I could be smacked if I woke up without saying good morning to those around, whether they belonged to my immediate family or not. I have been, or I am raising my young kids the…

Smart people may do everything stupid but one thing they never do is lose their voices. If you lose your voice, you lose your conviction. If you lose your conviction, you lose your originality, and if your originality goes, whatever you do is fake. Many people walk the street fake, not because they reconstructed their noses to look like Michael Jackson or because many cut their hairs to look like Elvis Presley, but because they don’t have a stand. Gosh, Jacob was a fraudster! Gosh, he cheated his twin brother and took all his blessings away!! Gosh, he was a conman; too bad a guy, he even wore goat’s hairs to make him look and feel like his brother. But one thing he never did, and I repeat, one thing he never ever did was to lose his voice. No wonder his father said, “I feel the hand of Esau…

I believe this is a funny title, but come to think of it, there are many people, especially those in management or leadership positions that have been conned by sycophants, whose inner motives were for their own selfish ambitions. Unfortunately, so many people who lead haven’t been able to realise that some folks who are near, are in true sense, far away from them. There are some chief executives that have been ruined by those who come like angels of light, but are actually devilish. Anyone whose intention it is, to promote selfish desires, where there is need for everyone to benefit, is misfit in your line of leadership structure. Besides management or leadership, in personal lives, some people have been fooled by sycophants for certain reasons, and sometimes for no reason. What sugar coated tongues do is to make you see the beautiful periphery but never instruct you on…

Some years ago, I was living a wayward life. When I say wayward, I don’t mean being a gangster or some form of criminal. My understanding of wayward is astray. Stray means going off target or deviation from intended goal. When called to action, there is always a motive. The motive is the goal. Any achievement that does not include the motive is a stray no matter how awesome it may be. The motive of designing a television is to show moving images. I know that these days, some televisions can be used as computer monitors, and for many other functions. But, how about having a television that can work superbly as a monitor, can be used in making clear and very audible Skype call but in the long run, cannot show any moving image. Will that still be considered a television? It wouldn’t, because its primary motive is to…

Do you want to hear the truth, or should I lie to you? If you want lies, I will tell you that you need everybody in your life since you don’t know who will make an impact on you. But if you want the truth, hear it and hear it clearly, you don’t need everybody in your life. The people that will help you reach your goal are not more than 1% of those you know now, or will know all through your lifetime. That is the honest reality. So many people are waiting for the whole world to cheer them because they have a dream, but rather than cheer, you either get booed or they mute in order to make you look insignificant. Your ability to withstand boo or mute is what invites people of significance into your world. As a person of faith, I love the parable where…