I am coming to you as an Igbo man
today. I am saying, My People! I hope you are doing great? I had a fascinating
weekend; I met new people as I hosted a Yorùbá event tagged “Yorùbá LákỌ̀tun”.
There was poetry and an interview session with Ọmọ-Ọba Olúṣẹ̀san Ajewọlé,
the author of many Yorùbá and English literatures. I believe, it is time for
cultural renaissance, if our language and culture will not go into extinction.
Back to the subject of discourse
today, we all know that there are some children that we meet on the streets
everyday who have developed a very crafty personality. These are children that
you hardly would want to come your way. They have learnt sharp practices as
against developing sharp minds.
Sharp practices are vices that are
found in people, this do not take into cognizance age, class or social status.
We have recently seen parents been accused of embezzling public funds among
other crimes and these acts were adjudicator through arrests, court proceedings,
verdicts and possibly fine and sentences. Sharp practices are products of our
human nature which is generally selfish as it keep yelling-“I,ME, MINE, MYSELF”
Sharp minds are the productive
minds which gives solutions to the teeming problems of mankind. People with
sharp minds, look into the society and proffer solutions needed by others,
sometimes, to their own detriment. These people are popularly referred to as
geniuses. They usually engrave their names on people’s heart and also on the
soil of time; they have the “WE” mindset.
The good news is this; if you are
sharp, then you have a choice to make it positive or negative. Everybody
manufactures a product that will be judged by others as the creative use of
sharp minds or as a hub for sharp practice.
Enjoy your week.
Labels: Attitudinal Change, Challenging, Contrast, Inspirational, Motivational, Olutayo Irantiola, Peo Davies, Sharp Minds, Sharp Practices, Versus Series