This beautiful piece was published on my facebook wall on the 24th of November 2016,I saw it now and I made up my mind to bring it out to a larger audience for inspiration,motivation and empowerment of humacn minds that have been longing for inner peace that has been taken away totally from the existence of mankind which has been the present reality of this present generation with it potency in making many people to loose their comfort.
It goes thus:
Comparism is in vogue and fashionable now.I could remember recently someone seeing me doing something and he came around to ask me to teach and tutor him on the essence and modus operandi of the particular endeavour.
I paused for a while before responding by telling him that what he saw me doing is a product of vision and passion that started as a sort of trial till it start making sense now.I was able to let him understand that I wasnt tutored by anyone and it would be difficult for me to really explain how I started now, except if he can allow me by giving me time to put my lines of thought together in order to have a concise and deep explanation of what such endeavour is all about.
Immediately his countenance changed and murderous, and till now, he didn’t talk about it again.Recently, I understood that he thought that I didn’t want to teach him but I gave him a plain and a truthful response which I believe he didn’t believe me.
When I processed the encounter, I observed that many of us always run around what others are doing at a particular time without asking ourselves if we are designed and wired for such a thing.
Later, I remembered that this is what is simply called “THE RAT RACE”.
Comparism will compel you to be ungrateful and unhappy with you running after shadow unendlessly and your rat race will be alarming, pronounced and deep without any limit.
It is a major source of jealousy and unhealthy rivalry that might propel someone to act negahattively and diabolically.Such people who are eating up by such inordinate quest has succeded in setting a limit on their progress in life because they have made the success of their assumed rival to be a standard for them. This will make it impossible to surpass the progress of their rival and they keep on running after their rival unendlessly.
WHAT IS THE WAY OUT?
Contentment is the only way out from running after rat race undlessly.
Contentment triggers inner peace and comfort that is unexplainable to you and people around you.
No one will award you for competing with others.No prize will be given to you for engaging in a rat race.Immaturity triggers your insatiable taste and inordinate thirst or quest for comparing yourself with other.This is a major factor that makes people that have been eating up by such illogical desire to be a useful tool in the hand of the devil.A situation that debar many from being succesful in life because they are spending the essence and the beauty of their life monotoring and supervising other people’s progress and success while theres is left unattended to.This is simply cause by mediocrity,laxity,levity nad laziness in maximizing available resources and time at your disposal to discover what you are purposed for.
Every human is wired for differnt assignment and the assignment will be executed in a different way at a different period of time.
Those are matured in body,soul and spirit fashion their own ideology and philosophy that is suitable for their view about life and they stick to it solelely,strictly and diligently without being moved about whose ox is gored.
It is better and profitable to be a definition and description of our personal view by living above trivialities,foot-lings and frivolities of life which is what comparism that leads to rat race is all about.
Comparism is simply a thief of joy.
In conclusion,discover yourself and be yourself.
Stop living another person’s life.
Be a true definition of your innate potential not a copycat.
Those who live according to other people’s lifestyle strangle their joy and their potentials becomes useless.
Your life count better and meaningfully when tou are hell bent on living in accordance to the content and context of your view that is birthed by your innate potentials.
This is what triggers the emergence of self satisfaction and self discovery that is devoid of jealousy but have its core value in originality.
The questions are:
Are you original in your views and ways?
Are you a copycat?
Are you running the rat-race?
Are you living your own dream?
Are you existing on another man’s dream?
“Comparism is a thief of joy”
“Stop running the rat-race”
You are designed and wired for values and virtues that are more superior to that of others.