I felt unusually surprised that my life is not over yet. I have lost all hope that I could make it again. Not after what I did.
What should I say about a friend who …
Why should the “grey matter” inside the skull be called a brain and the whole system not called a thinking box? And why not call the long fluffy end of a female hair, a mop stick end. You got it? Ok. So, why can’t the teeth and mouth joint structure be called speaker, chair called floor brush, toes called floor rake and breakfast called dinner?
When I shared with a 14 year old who is learning the rudiments of coding how a blog or website can be created from a WordPress theme template rather than from the scratch, I got what I did not bargained for. I was questioned why anything on the internet should be believed. She wondered if a “toddler professor” or an “acclaimed academia”, “subject matter expert” or anyone that simple want to expresss his/herself can’t also just pick up some ideas and share on the web. This can be picked up by someone else, and used as from an “authoritative source”.
Before I started this post, I asked WordPress support team to assist with a theme customization that I had struggled with for a while. And bingo, within minutes, I got some tips, applied it myself, and I got the result I had struggled to get on my own. So, there are tested hands who know their onions and should be listened to.
My co blogger who is battling with PKD go regularly to see medical professionals who are helping her with her health challenge. I read HBR, Forbes and other magazines to enhance my knowledge since the articles seems to make some sense. And just yesterday at a meeting, the coordinator said some words and some others also said theirs, … and am suppose to believe they will all come to pass? They call it prayers!
The last time I checked, there is still no border wall separating America from Mexico, but it may come tomorrow. During the last American election campaign, that seemed like a given, just waiting to happen, a day after inauguration.
And if a total stranger or familiar acquaintance just yell at you now and call you stupid, big piggy fat-liar, a slob, disgusting animal, a beautiful or ugly piece of ass, a failure, or a wasteful spender who will not amount to anything; am sure your emotions will hit the roof. Yet, what authority has this abusive stranger or acquaintance? Who submit “power” to this person by a “supportive emotional response” and thereby validate the negative venom flushed out?
Emotions don’t ask for a degree, experience or reference to believe or react so passionately to junks – spoken, acted, or written!
I hope you are not at a loss now as to which “professional” you should believe or doubt. I know you don’t easily believe one, that’s YOU! You possible rarely even trust YOU enough to speak, act or write down who YOU truly are. Including who YOU are now compared to who YOU used to be, and who YOU will be soon in-spite of all the nay sayers, self doubt, obstacles, current realities and negativities that surround YOU.
The ability to create is in the mouth, the mind, the head or “thinking-action-box”. You’ve got all these as an individual, great, frail or small. Privatelyme and you, we need to take more control of our life, our actions, reactions, responses and behavior. Each of us is immensely qualified to. If YOU are gone today to the great beyond, no matter the best of wealth or medical expertise, no one can be you again. At best a close clone, an imitation or a recasting of your past or possible future by an actor. Definitely, not the reality that could have been, with you in control.
Switch on to maximum pitch
So, what 3 steps are you to follow to maximize your brainbox especially when it comes to maximize your life? In this issue, I will give the top headlines and expand on them in subsequent issues;
1. Control your environment
2. Know your planned destination
3. Follow the law of Jordan to Galilee to a Life sea
Next time your brain wants you to freeze, run or stay your ground and fight as is normal for a particular situation; pull the nerve trigger, stop all motion. You are the “toddler professor” in-charge here. You are determining the right next step. You are the one writing, telling, yelling, ACTING OUT the post and story of your life for a better and greater future, and clicking “publish”.
Catching Co2, dropping Oxygen – while in Pursuit of life or emptiness.
If I can, I will live. If to live is the rarest thing in the world, if most people just go about all to exist, then if I can, I will help someone else too, to live. I want to live and go beyond mere making a living. As Winston Churchill wrote, “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”.
Is all life efforts for (tweet) attention, post mortem praise, life time gifting or to be big bucks champion? As guru with the answer, if Elon Musk is to regenerate himself, whose body should he take, Kofi Annan, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos or Donald Trump?
I crave exceeding wealth and comfort, and snooze my nose at Olusosun’s rubbish dump and Ojuelegba’s park confusion and falling articulated vehicles. If Italy’s sectionally collapsed Genoa bridge had given out as much “molten lava” like Italy’s Mount Vesuvius did in A.D. 79 eruption that buried two cities, Pompeii and Herculaneum, Sororities and fraternities would have been curated to extol mans ingenuity since just like millions still live near Mount Vesuvius.
I am young. I need help to breath. Am suffocating, catching Co2 and dropping oxygen. I need guidance to purpose and meaning beyond the pursuit of deserted life and emptiness.
All aquired , and then given away. What folly in pursuit, in sweats, weariness, hurts and endless pursuits. The richest does not gubernare a city. The peace man, world arbiter cannot stop a war. Who rampaged, who pillaged, who cried for mercy, who ate their words?
I am young. I need help to breath. Am suffocating, catching Co2 and dropping oxygen. I am just me, little I think. But it doesn’t matter. Nero, Napoleon, Augustus, Alexander… bigger mightier I think. But gone, enough left behind as memory in my history – books, monuments and artifacts.
If I can breath and refuse to suffocate, if I won’t get guidance and life giving value based mentorship from the biggest “players” of finite now, I will still not forget that I am still one of a kind. I encourage you too therefore, noble and lowly, “… never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person (for a positively good change)” – R. Buckminster Fuller