So I woke up this morning feeling inspired by an event that happened yesterday and I want to share the story of my encounter with an old friend from high school.
I haven’t seen this friend of mine after seven years of leaving high school. We’ve been in touch somehow online, probably once in a month we chat and comment on whatever interest us on each others post on social media. He was so mad at life generally. He posted that love is so overrated. He according to him wasn’t complaining of failed relationships but rather that no one cares on Earth everyone just wants to be associated with success and wealth. Instead he said once you manage to get money, you will get respect, power and fake love. I realised later that he just loosed a cousin of his and he realised no one else cares.
After reading that, I took out time to reach out to him. He nagged and complained that no one loves anyone and true love exists only in the movies. I disagreed with him that if he isn’t feeling love or loved, it simply means he hasn’t loved people enough. Of course he won’t agree with that. So I gave him a practical example, a very close friend of ours in high school lost his father the previous month and he had no idea. He felt so bad and asked for a means to reach him.
My point is this, often time we nag and complain about what we don’t get from other people. We forget what we lack ourselves. Life is a game of Karma, what you give is what you receive.
You have to make a deposit to get a withdrawal or you’ll continue to live in poverty. Life is not a game of Chess, you have to be intentional about every move or you’ll loose the game to something even you won’t be able to figure out.
You can’t have what you’re not deliberate and intentional about. Go out there and give what you want and you’ll be amazed at the returns.
ADESIYAN, Julianah Ebunoluwa.