The Cycle Of Life


LIFE

LIFE

Now this is a post that will and should get everybody talking. What is life?
Is it just waking up everyday knowing that your lungs are going to automatically suck in air and you will live. Or is it actually knowing the exact reasons why you breathe, what purpose you are here on earth for and actually going out to achieve that.
There will always be two sides to a story, and life isn’t any different, you cannot expect to have everything in it so you either see it has half-full or half-empty. Growing up in a country like ours where as kids you are just to obey everything your parents say and anyone not really expecting you to challenge these views (because if you do, you are seen as a ‘rebel’ or someone who wasn’t brought up well) it really meant most of us i.e. the non-rebels were brought up in a stereotyped way and when we met in schools our ideologies on life were more or less the same. In primary school we watched d same programs, probably liked the same clothes and shoes and on and on like that. In the cycle of life the next stage was secondary school and many of us had our ‘eyes’ opened and started to develop ourselves in a way that was different from what had been taught in our different homes. If you look back on it, you will notice that it was at this stage your folks started saying things like: femi you were not always like this or my mums classic, o kin se omo bai tele. You noticed that you didn’t have to be alike to everyone in your school,you developed your own taste for life and you slowly but assuredly bagan to fell comfortable with who you were becoming. Its at this stage likes and interests really take place and you know whether you are going to be a girl-next-door or a party starter or you are gonna be that cool dude that lives down the road or that crazy young man.
Subconsciously you start to do things in line with this observation and work your way up the ladder of life to ensure that this thing comes to pass, the problem is that it’s at this stage that the purpose of your life should become a little clearer but unfortunately for some, its lost amidst a cloud of vices that come with this age and becomes a needle in a haystack. And honestly speaking it takes honesty and grace to admit that you have lost it because most times you don’t even know its gone and even when you do, pride sets in and you just drag yourself on in life.
In life your next stage is the post-secondary one which can either mean A’ levels and university for some or a career immediately for another. Whatever the case, a person can no longer be bullied onto doing what he or she doesn’t want to do and has rightfully become his own man or her own woman(no sexism allowed here), now whether this cause is a worthy cause or not remains to be addressed but at this stage, most parents withdraw to either praying for this kids or talking to people to talk to this kids to help them see reason in their decisions. But hey it is what it is.
Many people reading this blog have long since passed all these stages and are either working, married or about to finish school. Do not think its too late to find your own purpose in life, because there is no pont having the best job in the world if you are not happy or the finest wife in the world if she wasn’t meant for you. One day of living in line with the plan of God is better than a Thousand years of living outside it. Your parents will not always be right, but listen to them at all times and pick your moments in telling them when you think they are wrong and be gracious to acknowledge when they are right. They do have some experience and its only biblical (quranical) to listen to them and pick out useful information from whatever it is they tell you. You will also become a parent one day and am sure you will want your kids to listen to you as well so pay your dues to your parents. Life is not a bed of roses, but its not a ring of thorns either.. Always see it as half-full, i.e some value can always be added and you will do just fine in LIFE. Run your race well. Till my next blog… Cheers

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4 responses to “The Cycle Of Life

  1. Nice drop Femo, well put, as one who grew up with you, i can totally say that i understand this and that its something we all have to go through in this life. Hopefully, we find out our purpose and we reach our potentials as humans. Stay safe and Keep inking…

    Boggie

  2. True talk…. Life as i have known is in stages. You either find your purpose in life early or later in life. Yes opportunity comes but one’s but in stages of life. I can confidently say i know my purpose in life and i was given the opportunity in an early stage after using three solid years before entering the university, then i wasn’t so thankful cos i felt all my mates where already in school. But now, I thank God everyday for the years i spent at home because it gave me an opportunity to find myself.

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