Having a discussion with only one reference point, be it faith or a single life experience may make a person seem clueless no matter how passionate he/she is—of course that person is clueless in that regard.
Over the years, I have come to realise that knowing more about a single thing may seem fun, but the moment the subject changes, your fun ends and you become the next empty head at the table.
I have met a lot of well spoken people who have great understanding of their subject areas, but I have learnt to respect those who know more about areas they come across as having no interest.
I hold the law as the ultimate but I have lost count the number of times I have had to ask myself; which serves the best—morality or the law? Just like the egg and chicken paradox.
If our galaxy is one of the many billions, what makes us think we are alone in the cosmos—perhaps the same arrogance that makes us think we are the definition of perfection.
Interestingly, philosophy is gradually losing its place in our societies—paving way for music and movies, and the result is the countless dummies we have around who know more about Rihanna and less about Plato.
In the early days, philosophers were deep thinkers who lived on every street. People who wanted answers to the hard questions. Today, the only philosopher left among us is Google, answering all our questions for us including; what is the colour of cheese. And to think that we trust bots to be smarter than human beings says a lot about our sense of deep thinking.
For some reason, each of us knows more about other people than him or herself. This surely explains why the gossip blogs are more popularly than the fact finding platforms.
I have heard a lot of people say if Time Travel was possible, they would have gone into the past to change a lot, yet, they sit here doing nothing about the future. We seem so obsessed with what we do not have while forgetting to make an impact with what we have.
Money is everything, I have heard that uncountable times but I am yet to see a rich man who owns everything—surely, money is not everything and it shouldn’t be our every time focus.
I can’t remember exactly what I did with all my salary that was paid me in August but I can remember the dinner I had with some friends and the long walk by the river. Money comes and goes, experiences stay with us forever and that is what we take to our graves. So we must take pride in having a lot of experiences in life and less of the money battle. For the money, you leave it behind for those you hate to fight over it. Can anyone take away the experience and knowledge boxed in your head?
Some of us have little to no problems in life and it’s not that we have a master way of escaping the inescapable, it’s just that we don’t have a lot of wants. Every want comes with several problems—mostly unnecessary.
If you didn’t know, there are 86,400 seconds in a day and the fact that you did not know this says a lot about you. You ignore the small things and focus on the big issues, forgetting that it is the little things which add up to the make the big. You wouldn’t have a great life experience if you continue to ignore the small moments.
I bet you know that there are 24 hours in a day.
By; Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri