Welcome to another week of Versus Series, I hope you had a
great weekend? We all await the conclusion of the election in 3 states in
Nigeria. As we have all been waiting for good news; may it be our lot in Jesus name.
Let me not leave you to a rhetorical question, I said “My People” in Efik
language of Cross-River State, Nigeria. Hopefully, we should extend our
language tentacles to West African states soon.
There are stories of many University students who are from shantytowns
but their carriage is like they are city dwellers. Such students would be known
for dressing extravagantly, however, when their true personality is unveiled,
they become the laughing stock henceforth. I am not saying this to slight anybody. Such
incidences have been turned into Nollywood movies: Alacada and Jenifa. This is the thrust of our discussion today:
Humble lifestyle versus Hyped lifestyle.
Humble lifestyle is a simple way of life that does not
display affluence despite being affluent. People with a humble lifestyle are
those that their mode of dressing will be expensive but they combine it in an inexpensive
way. There are certain ladies that are gorgeously adorned in gold but they
would not do it in an ostentatious manner, in fact, knowing their worth is
humbling as they humbly go about their life gaining respect. May I add,
Nigerians would attest to it that Hausa women have this attribute in Nigeria.
Hyped lifestyle is the “I-wanna-be-lifestyle” a life that
aims at becoming flamboyant in penury, a life that attracts people but cannot
maintain the lifestyle. Hyped lifestyle gains respect for some days and loses
it forever. This lifestyle attracts gossip, name-tagging and dishonour. A hyped
lifestyle is pretentious and false.
You either gain or
lose respect with these lifestyles; you either get help or seen as someone who
has it all with these lifestyles; you either attract a man who you can build an
empire together or you keep being single; you either get a woman who loves you
for who you are or she leaves you upon discovery of the “real” you from
village. Many people have crossed from penury to wealth; people of no
significance to significant people. Acknowledging the reality and hoping for
great heights is not a problem; it is a passing phase.
I will maintain a humble lifestyle regardless of who I
become, what is your resolution?
Labels: Attitudinal Change, Contrast, Humble lifestyle, hyped lifestyle, Motivational, Olutayo Irantiola, Peo Davies, Practice, Relationship, Versus Series