• #FRIDAYNIGHTTHOUGHTS

    Many a time, I have failed and many a time, I have refused to give up - the reason which I still can't wrap my head around. Growing up as a child with no responsibilities and worries, life seemed perfect. You wake up with no worries and go back to sleep still with no...
    #FRIDAYNIGHTTHOUGHTS

    Many a time, I have failed and many a time, I have refused to give up - the reason which I still can't wrap my head around. Growing up as a child with no responsibilities and worries, life seemed perfect. You wake up with no worries and go back to sleep still with no worries. The thing I have discovered is that as one ages, reality begins to set in, you begin to have a sense of responsibility which you have to give in your best to live up to otherwise, you feel empty. It sure comes with age and the feeling is never going away.

    You may wonder why people keep pushing, struggling and hustling for daily bread and to meet ends meet even when it is a known fact that Life is just a phase which will surely pass - I often wonder too. You know, ordinarily, when you realise that all of your efforts and life hustles will one day come to nought, you ought to stop bothering yourself but by default, you just can't stop - the feeling is very mutual, life is happening and like I wrote, by default, we have been wired to not accept defeat and keep pushing.

    When I count the number of bad Business decisions I have made, I just wonder why I still keep pushing despite all the failures but then I came to understand that it is part of life for all Humans to keep toiling and sweating before we can get our daily bread. It is a will that is innate, the feeling comes naturally. It is why we even have the phrase, 'Try again' and why we have many Bus stops. If you aren't there yet, it simply means you haven't gotten to your Bus stop. You have to keep trying otherwise you will feel very empty.

    While at the University, I started a Business which was by all means a good one but then several factors came into play, I lost out at the end but that didn't stop me from trying other Businesses. Post Uni, I tried about four other Businesses and they all came crashing like a pack of cards but then, the 'ginger' only got stronger. My very last misfortune in Business saw me giving up on this Country, only for a period though. How do you explain losing all your sweat in one day to someone's dishonesty? A person I employed to assist with the day to day running of my Business decided to steal all I entrusted in his hands. He must have suffered a lot to think stealing and absconding is the best way he can get out of poverty.I thought about the unfortunate incidence very well and it all boiled down to the fact that the System has failed a lot of people. Even though that doesn't mean one should steal, it goes a long way to show that a failed system can never hold its head in place. Problems will continue to arise and the funny part is the Government will continue to spend money to tackle the problems. Money that they have refused to use in building the Nation. Where is the wisdom in that?

    There have been many lessons learnt and corrections made though. But one thing that strikes me is that despite all the disappointments, I still haven't given up. In fact, after the last encounter, I told myself that I have stopped believing in this Country but funny thing is that, the thought has faded away and I am more than ready to TRY AGAIN.


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