I really fell in love with this poem, so I had to post it…

First, I was dying to finish high school and start college,
Then I was dying to finish college and start working,
Then I was dying to marry and have children,
Then I was dying for my children to grow old enough so that i could return to work,
And then I was dying to retire,

And now, I am dying… And suddenly, I realize I Forgot to live..

Anon.

Perception is half of everything!!

My grandparents are based in the same state i live. This warranted quite a lot of visits from me. My grandmothers cooking was the main cause.

They have a big compound, such that the main house is located at one side of the compound, and the other side is unoccupied but fenced. This gives people the opportunity to park their vehicles at the side of the house.

Ever since I was a kid, we always entered the house through the back door. We were so absorbed in this habit that I wasn’t aware of the existence of the front door. In my head, the back door was already the front door. Oddly enough, I might have wondered once or twice why the front door (the actual back door) was so small, when there was a larger door at the back of the house. I didn’t realize i got it all wrong. I got it wrong for years till it occurred to me that i might have been looking at it backwards.

I tried to correct this perceptive mistake by entering the house through the actual front door, but I wasn’t able to do so. I would have reached the back door, before I realized that I passed the front door on my way.

The important life lesson i’m trying to draw out from this boring story is that perspective/perception matters, and doesn’t change easily. It is like a steering wheel, that once faulty, keeps leading you in the wrong direction. Have you wondered why violence amongst parents inspire violent acts in their kids. Genetic material only makes up half our character. Our view of life makes up the other half. The same applies to our children.

There is a saying “if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”.

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Think About this…

A while ago, I got a new phone…

I won’t delve into details about the phone.

I’m about a gamer as lil wayne a basket baller, but this game practically called out to me. The name of the game is Asphalt 8 Airborne. It is a car racing game, which involves the use of nice cars to…. Race.

It was so addictive that I started a virtual career on the game. Don’t worry, I didn’t stay at home for a week ordering take outs to play the game, but it was all I played whenever I held my phone in the toilet, during breaks, during prayers sports.

I realized the reason why I liked the game so much. During the game play, if you are in the middle of a race and you are leading, there are obstacles you need to dodge and cars you need to avoid, lest you will be wrecked. In the event of being wrecked, the race will reset your car to the point of wreckage, void of all damages, while most of the other cars would have passed you. You may decide to continue, or to restart your game.

I liked it because it reminded me of life.

In life, if you venture into something, and you experience a setback in the middle, others won’t wait for you. You have to choose, whether you correct your mistakes or you start up another venture. It is your choice to make and no one waits for you.

I guess what I’m saying is that you will always have a chance to learn from your mistakes, or to start afresh, but you need to realize that time won’t wait for you to take second chances every time you have a needle pinch along the way. Sometimes, you need to suck it up and press refresh, all the while taking a note of time.

Thank you.

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