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Month: May 2022

The Price of Desperation

The price we pay for being desperate could be costlier in the long run. I was once told a story of a man in Ibadan who wanted to buy a car at all costs, even when he knew he could not afford a car that would not give him issues. He then began this long search for a cheap car. He was looking for anything that drives, even if it’s rickety and problematic. He was introduced to someone who wanted to dispose of a bad car, and he went to see the car. The seller told him all that was…

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Don’t be too hard on yourself

Dear son, I heard you complaining to your mum yesterday that you feel like a failure because, at 22, you have not achieved so much in your life. While I do not want to discredit your age, I would like to tell you to calm down. It is okay if you have not figured many things out at 22. You are doing just fine as long as you are not lazy and keep your dream and drive alive. Last week when I spoke with your friend Tayo, he also complained of not making any impact in life yet at 21,…


We grow and outgrow

Facebook reminded me of a post I made in 2009, and the sight of what I wrote sent chills down my spine. I could never write that in my wildest imagination. Not even how shallow the post sounded but the unprofessional shorthand-like writing I used. The funniest thing is that when I wrote that post in 2009, I had written the best thing ever in my evaluation, but 13 years later, my piece of writing looked shallow to me. In the next ten years, I am sure I will look back at some of the things I am doing today,…

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