By Asiayei Enaibo
In the journey of life, some fall, some rise, some move and made head ways from the unexpected root to goal getters, some are being pillared by others to stand, some create their own forest overcoming the dangers of life to become successful Oak tree that shade others, and those whom the benevolent spirit crack their palm kernels should not mock the misfortunes of others. Such is the life story of Everyman.
Love is a very strong force in the mind of men, it is one of the pillars in the pyramidal triangle of creations as the last elements, starting from Light, Life and love.
Yes, love is a bond to humanity, according to John Donne, a seventeenth century poet who once said “man’s death diminishes me, why because I am involved in mankind” but some find pleasure to set a pit dug to kill the aspirations of people who try to strive, today hatred has been overtaken by love. Some are linked, born out of mutual connection of people they so much believe, they think that they have infallible ideas, whatever they said seem to be correct without finding out, they are always on the yes sir nods of head of confirmation. From the head to the workers who probably do not know what lead to hatred continue in their own manner. Unknowing to them, hatred connected through people is dangerous because no one stays in one particular place forever.
Life is a circle, as we move, we move in one enclave of life in a destination that is not certain today. The boy you hate without reasons today because you were told, can be your saviour tomorrow, who have vital information to share with you, and because your friends want to maintain to eat from you, they feed you with what you always want to hear.
How will you probably hold grudges against someone through hearsays, it is a sign that the one listener is in a big trouble to free himself, either he is hypothesized, because those informant will continue to deprive the persons in question for them not to come in contact with you, as they too are not on the know of what transpired. But to the great mind he will quickly call for an audience of the perceived opinion, to clear doubt in the direction of reason, for such are the great philosophers and leaders of vast knowledge, can you say this when Mr. B is here? Look him in the eye then the story will change. Most businessmen and politicians can’t pinpoint their enemies, rather their friends create more enemies for them to hold grudges, and they too are too busy to hear from both party, they end up being one sided. Could this be a spell?
According to Ekanpou Enewaredideke, “everything has a cosmically fixed retirement age”
No one can vindictively block your progress when the time comes, God will clear the stone unknowingly to the creator of the stone.Three world exist, yesterday, today and tomorrow, they are not responsible to man but to God.
There are leaders we have now, they have a scheme where they pay informants in a community where they came from, questioning, “who is opposing me? Record of them to connect their Network of hatred.
Yes instead of building capacity in the communities, they are buying data for their phones, feed them fat to manage their poverty upon graduation from University, such are the new Activist we see in our communities, whoever that stand for the collective benefits of our communities is an enemy, his reign as chairman or any position will not be successful, as he stands for truth, so that they can serve them and their children all their lives. While their children are leaving big, in overseas, work in ministries, wives head of departments, while some youths become Akpasibewei 1 of Niger Delta and a perceived political enemies to people you bearly know nothing about, yes! some, instead of using their potentials for productive ventures, we are using them for praise singing. Being over loyal, neck bend towards poverty of the survival of yes throughout. When youths are making head ways to succeed, instead of you to try to encourage them, you never responded to them, because you were told of one fairy tale about them but once it is for outsiders, you want to make name outside as a philanthropist. My brother, Charity begins at home. If you do not build from within, you will soon see the return of The Wives’ Revolt, this time in a more aggressive one to change the narrative.
Bank of Ogiren, once you have unproductive people around you, what you get is unproductive ideas, they only talk about people not what value that could improve your career but their interest is to form stone on the path of others, unknowingly, it is a temporary practice that won’t last forever.
Because “you were told” is a dual phenomenon, it can create prospect of Grace and hatred. Love head the prospect, hatred tailed the second aspect which is very common.
When you hear something, look for a second source, and find out directly. Not all followers are good followers and not all preconceived enemies are actually your problem but they are created by your own doing with a close mind of hearsays. Just Because “YOU WERE TOLD”.
The Talking Drum
Writes from Bilazigha community, Obotebe Kingdom, Delta State