means “My People’’ in Efik language of Cross River State, Nigeria. Hope you had
a great weekend? I deliberately rested during this last weekend so that I would
be refreshed for a new week. Just an appeal, I know that this age is fast moving
but regardless of that; we need to take a step at a time, so that we do not end
our life abruptly.
a times, when a son is being driven to a distant farm by his father; he would
usually complain and would be comparing himself to his friend that farms nearby
the community. He would not appreciate the ‘hard’ training for maturity. The
same also goes for a girl who resides with her elder sister, she would learn
how to nurture a child from birth; she would not appreciate the training until
she starts to give birth and she finds the process smooth. That is life for us!
for maturity is a state in which you great trained ahead. It is usually tasking
to accept all the preparation. Like the examples stated above, the duo would be
feeling cheated and maltreated but they would not appreciate this early
investment into their lives. Also, getting prepared during the formative years
makes such activity turn into a norm as compared to learning it later in life.
When one has been prepared for maturity; he would be above his peers and not a ‘rookie’.
Be it career preparation or family, one should take the lessons consciously.
Maturity is a state in which someone who has not been prepared learns on the
job! An untrained boy who has to farm later in life would learn it but would
lose the ‘fun-filled’ part of the learning process. When one is maturing in
practice; there might be some expensive damages that might be beyond repairs.
The complaint is heightened as someone that has learnt it over the years and
wisdom will separate such person from others.
crux of today’s discussion is that parents should still prepare their children
for maturity and not commit it all to the teachers. Children should accept equally
accept the trainings with open hearts. The lessons needed for a successful life
might not be learnt only in your father’s house or in the classroom; there are
a lot to learn on the streets; from relatives and religious organizations.
children is good but raising grounded children is much better and having a
society that is well-cultured, the best.
Labels: Attitudinal Change, Challenging, Inspirational, Motivational, Olutayo Irantiola, Practical Maturity, Preparation for Maturity, Raising Children, Versus Series