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7 months ago

This wasn't the article I intended writing, but I had to skip to write this; especially after listening to the agony of a friend of mine.

I was chatting on Instagram this morning, with a very good friend of mine.

We were chatting on Instagram because his phone was stolen and he didn't have my number anymore.

The full story:

This Friend of mine, is a saxophonist who has made so much from it.

  • He was always getting jobs to play for different ministers in church.

  • He got jobs to play also for people who were serenaders.

This same guy could get over five jobs from different clients in a week.

You might want to ask me how I got to know this?.

Well yes, this brings me down to what I'm driving at.

He was fond of doing all these:

  • He kept posting his jobs.

  • He kept posting money, and screenshots of the amount of money he received.

  • He kept doing giveaway.

  • He kept posting screenshots of the money he sent to the people who won the giveaway.

  • He kept posting what he buys with his money; the silver sax he got, the expensive meal he bought...and so much more.

In a nutshell, he was a very public kind of person.

This was the reason why the person who stole his phone, did what he did.

This same sax guy kept bragging about the amount of money he makes from playing in a show;

  • He'll send $120 to his girlfriend and post the screenshot of the receipt.

  • He'll send $60 to his best friend and post it also, on his status.

Before he was able to go and block his bank account from the bank, on that fateful day, the person who stole his phone had wiped out all the money that was in his bank account.

He lost his iPhone.

And he lost all his money.

Here's a screenshot of our chat today.

He said and I quote: "I almost committed suicide, I cried but it's fine, I've left it to God."

There's one thing my mum and life has taught me.

Most people have a:

  • It should be me kind of spirit

  • Why am I not also rich kind of mindset,

  • It's the same saxophone job we are doing, so why is he getting clients more than me?.

  • Am I not better than this person, why is it always him.

Some people are going through the tides and passing through rough edges.

Showing these kinds of people your regular achievements, telling them continuously about how you're excelling in your career, can put you into an excruciating danger or risk.

Not all smiles are genuinely formed.

Take it or leave it.

Eighty percentage of the humans we have on Earth don't truly wish you well.

Forget the congratulatory messages with smiley faces.

Forget the picture posts with Epistles.

Most of them don't truly wish you well.

It's hard for a person to love you more than they love themselves.

Now, judging from that;

What do you think the person would feel when he sees you doing better than him?

If there's one hard fact I've learnt; it's that I don't really have a genuine friend or genuine friends.

I can count the genuine friends with my right fingers.

But if I'm to count the wolves, my fingers and toes won't be enough.

Be subtle as a dove but be wise as a serpent.

It's not about moving far away from them. It's about knowing how well to relate with them.

  • What are the things you say to them?

  • How do you act or behave when you're around them?

My mum would say; Use Wisdom.

Wisdom is profitable to direct.

Those bad friends might still be useful to you someday, so it's not by moving away from them. Still stick with them, but set those boundaries.

There's a reason why God shielded us from having access to the mind of an human.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"

Jeremiah 17:9

Let's just be guided. Don't flaunt your achievements to people, especially not to those who are far behind you.

But before I wrap up today's blog.

Apart from the fact that his phone and money was stolen, he lost all his contacts too.

Both the important ones and unimportant ones.

He has lost access to most of his contacts and that's because he didn't keep records.

Always keep record of things.

Apart from having numbers on your phone, ensure to write them down in a book.

So that should incase of any unforseen circumstance, you'll have a backup plan to fall back to.

Till we meet again in my next article and in yours.

Thanks for reading.

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I'm sorry phone was stolen. You're right, people are hypocrites. They do business behind your back while smiling in your face. they are ambitious they don't want you to be more successful than them

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6 months ago

Real hypocrites dear, they're vile and deceptive. I'm glad he must have learnt his lesson.

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6 months ago

damn them

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6 months ago

Love you more than themselves you say? Do people even love you at all talkless of loving you more than themselves.. people don't even care about how you feel, all they care about is themselves

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7 months ago

🥺 it's so true dear, it's really hard to find a person who would actually love you genuinely. People only love themselves.

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6 months ago

I feel sad for him my friend. He should not post everything in social media, specially when it comes to money,.. from that experience I know he will learned something. That so sad but there is nothing he can do about it,it's already gone.

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7 months ago

I feel sad for him too, dear friend. I'm sure he has truly and definitely learnt his lesson.

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6 months ago

That people don't like you is one thing, that people are only concerned about their own stuff doesn't mean that they actually wish you bad or do not wish you well. These things can be mutually exclusive. But, that is not to say you put your business out there for everyone to see/know. We should learn to filter the things we put out on the internet. Also, I am usually befuddled when people say they lose their contacts. Technology and innovations are way past that. Contacts can be saved to your Google account (for android users) and cloud (for iPhone users). Oh well, it is sad what happened to him, hopefully, he finds a way out of it.

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7 months ago

You're right dear, this is actually brilliant of you to say. But then, sometimes envy leads people into commiting attrocities.

Really?!, Please do tell, how can one save one's contact to one's Google account?

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6 months ago

As long as you have logged in your email on your phone, you can copy preexisting contacts on your phone and or SIM card to you email and set it save new contacts directly to your email subsequently.

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6 months ago

One thing I have thought myself is not to ever put anything that happens in my life on social media. A lot of people don't like you and not everyone wishes the best for you. If you're making money or doing the best things in life, don't make noise. Let your glory speak for you

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7 months ago

Wow, this is true dear, I kinda have fault in this too, though sometimes I do control myself, I'll completely stop it now, posting one's achievements on the media can really cause one so much damage. Thanks for this lovely comment dear.

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6 months ago

He can always recover the money he had lost and he can even make even bigger than before. If there's one thing he get from this experience, he will know this time who are his true friends.

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7 months ago

This is true dear friend. I'm glad he still has his life, and he must have really learnt his lesson from this whole episode.

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6 months ago

This is just a bitter truth, from the part that you said he was posting all his achievement and money, I knew something bad would happen, though his village people didn't do him strong thing, he still has life, he can learn from his mistake.. But those contact he lost ehnn.. That one is village people work.. No doubt

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7 months ago

He must have really learnt his lesson, I'm glad he still has life, atleast when there's life, there is hope.

Lol 😂 it's truly village people's work.

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6 months ago

Sometimes, the light at the end of the tunnel that indicate hope if there is life can be cut off now a days o

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6 months ago

Ooh feeling sorry for your friend, you said very well , we shouldn't trust everyone blindly, there are some peoples who secretly hate you, but there are also those friends who stand with us no matter what happens, i have experienced both ones, all we have to do is to work with wisdom and set our boundaries to some peoples.

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7 months ago

You're right dear, only that those friends who stands with us no matter what happens, are truly rare to find.

You're right dear friend, it's always best if we work with wisdom.

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6 months ago

I have heard an advice from friends before to not publish any electronic transaction on the internet for avoid this kind of situation.

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7 months ago

Friend ship request

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7 months ago

Felt really sorry for him but more sorry for the people that depends on him like his siblings and parents. This is whoat one hets when they allow pride ti go into their heads. This makes me remember sir olawalium favorite quote on his Bio, something that has yo di with bed and bakery( can't fully remember how e wrote it again)

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7 months ago

Honestly, it's sad. He lost a whole lot of money but I'm sure this was actually used to humble him.

After pride, comes a great fall.

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6 months ago

The story of your friend is of great lesson for al of us, it reminded us to stop bragging things which is somehow dangerous, people might get interested about us. I dont have any lists of my contacts and this reminds me about that.

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7 months ago

Yes dear, his story also reminded me to be careful about lots of things.

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6 months ago

He always post everything he achieved? It's better to know when to be loud and silent. Even bystanders don't know themselves and their hearts. Cleaning our intentions is beneficial to us.

Don't share everything. Even Jesus silenced the early people when He advice them to do so, yet people are loud always loud, though they don't know all of those things.

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7 months ago

I love this comment, I love this statement of yours: "it's better to know when to be loud and silent." You're truly right dear. So many people don't know this, it's not everything that one must show to the world.

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6 months ago

Omo, that's complete wickedness, why the beef when you can just work hard and pray to God. He must be very tired of life right now, I feel for him but thank God he has learnt his lesson. We shouldn't place our life on social media cos many don't want our success so why show the wicked your happiness? Why, we need to he careful

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7 months ago

Asin ehn!, Why the beef? It is well dear, I'm glad he has learnt his lesson.

Exactly dear, one really has to be very careful.

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6 months ago

he should not posting his money and receipts because it attracts people to steal something from him like his phone.

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7 months ago

Exactly Dennnis, I do hope he has learnt his lesson.

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6 months ago

Tbh happiness is relative.. Where it only last for minute or days but yeah i do agree that long term happiness is the real life

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7 months ago

That friend of yours was a too noisy, he couldn't even do anything in secret without posting, he forgot that not everyone that saw him you doing great was happy with him. It could be that they planned his phone to be stolen.

Just like the Bible verse you quoted Ella, we need to be wise! Larger percentage of people aren't happy with one's success.

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7 months ago

It's true dear, he was too noisy and just couldn't do without posting always on the media; forgetting we live in a world filled with so much deceit.

Exactly dear, that's just the plain truth. They aren't truly happy at all.

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6 months ago

We do not determine those people who are truly a friend can be trusted or not,I learned from my past that sharing plans to others is not a good idea and not all your friends will be happy on your achievements

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7 months ago

You're right dear Maria, honestly speaking. I learnt this too, not all friends are pleased with our achievements.

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6 months ago

Most people are not comfortable with others success and by so doing , they tend to try everything possible just to frustrate those more successful than them

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7 months ago

Yes dear friend and it's so sad, that's why one just have to be really careful in dealing with them.

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6 months ago