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Look At Your Mate.

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Funmilayo happens to be the only daughter and child of the family, her parent did everything they could to give her a good life. It wasn't easy for them but they managed to do everything possible to give her good education with the hope of her getting a good job and a wealthy husband to change the family's financial status.

After school, she searched for a job but didn't get any. She had these friends they started together from childhood, they were doing pretty well and Funmilayo's parents were so concerned that they started putting pressure on their daughter. They wanted her to start bringing money home and she wasn't ready to go into what her friends were doing to get a job, her friends were staying in the city pretending to have a good job but they were into prostitution.

It soon became an every morning dose for Funmilayo, her parent would compare her with her friends. All they wanted from her was to pay back everything they did for her, they couldn't wait to start eating the fruit of her labor.

Months pass and she was still struggling to get a job since she wasn't ready to dance to the beat of the company bosses who are obsessed with her huge backside. At a point, her parent even told her to use what she had to get what she wanted but she didn't listen.

On this fateful day, tragedy struck and it had to do with her friends who got involved with some shit while going through their daily prostitution business. They went out with this group of guys who promised them a huge sum of money unknown to them that they were thieves who has been on the police radar for some time and unfortunately for them, they were trailed to the nightclub they went to.

They were having fun when the police walked in with heavy weapons, the thieves opened fire immediately they saw the police and it became a gun battle. One of the girls was hit by a stray bullet and she died immediately while the other was arrested because the guys escaped and the police believed that she was close to them, she should be able to reveal their residence and other information but she knew nothing. Their news spread like wildfire and people got to know where they get money to purchase the luxury thing they oppress their mates with.

The following morning, Funmilayo's parents started with their morning dose for their daughter.

They said lots of things forgetting what happened to their daughter's friends and immediately her father said, "LOOK AT YOUR MATES". Funmilayo was bold to ask them, IS IT THE DEAD ONE or THE ONE IN PRISON?.


Her parent became speechless.

The issue of comparison is one thing that has driven a lot of people to their early grave in the world today, people fail to appreciate their little progress because they are carried away with other's achievements forgetting that we all have our time to reach our peak in life. We all have our destined time to become great but we mustn't be idle while waiting for that moment in life, we must be prepared ahead of that time.

Comparing ourselves isn't a bad thing when we get inspired by their success, it only gets wrong when we become toxic while comparing ourselves with others. Not every success comes cleans and trying to walk in the person steps could lead us into destruction, there is more to what we see about people success and that doesn't mean that everyone is doing something illegal to be successful, there are people who have worked really hard to be where they are today.

One thing we are failing to do is comparing ourselves with the people who are below us, we are always focused on the people ahead and it drives us really crazy because we get exhausted or even get into trouble while trying to match their levels. While we are looking above, it is important that we look below us because there are people who are struggling to achieve the little that we have.

It is important for us to also look back at the people who have lost their lives while pursuing the success we are also pursuing, we ain't better than them and we must understand that grace is what has kept us alive and it is what has allowed us to keep trying.

Conclusion:

We mustn't be blinded by the desperation to reach the height of other people in life, we have our limit to reach at a particular point in life but that doesn't mean you won't eventually reach the peak of your dreams in life.

Be satisfied and appreciate the things you have achieved in life while you work to achieve more in life and things would fall in place for you. Live a life you wouldn't regret at the end, live a life that the upcoming generation would emulate, be a person whose journey would inspire others and not mislead them.

Remember to always appreciate God for every progress.

Thanks for reading.

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I didn't get jealous to someone's achievement, I even congratulated them and even motivated them to pursue more.. I know they out a hard effort and skills on what they do to achieve it so I know they deserve everything they have. Let's keep congratulating and clapping our hanfs to everyone who achieving greatness until it's our turn to be clap by them. Setting too big goals is not that bad but let's first look at the future if we can achieve it on the effort and time we will Invest

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1 month ago

This is exactly what we have in the world we are in today. Parents always comparing their kids to other's. It shouldn't be at all.

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1 month ago

I really liked the story and the final teaching you give. I was just reading and comparing my experience here in read in just 6 days that I have been on the platform. I see your profiles, and I tell myself that I will reach those levels with work, perseverance and humility. Being simple and without self-sufficiency, without believing me better than others, because I simply am not. Success comes from honest work and if it is well intentioned then it will eventually come. What one cannot do is give up on life. Always fight for a better future, for you, for your child and your family. A big hug my friend

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1 month ago

Honestly, it came to the point that i felt insecure to someone ,and im thankful that i learn to accept my self of what i am 😊

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1 month ago

It's sad enough the pressure of life she had to deal with and it's terrible to see even the parents adding more to it. Patience is indeed a virtue and would they have been happy to see her get killed by following their advice of "Use what you have to get what you want?". Sometimes parents don't know everything because they are human too. I hope this reaches them a lesson to know God has blessed them with a child who won't trade her morals for money and that is priceless.

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1 month ago

When I started to get jealous about someone's achievement and luck, I question myself, did i do the same effort? Because if the answer is No, the jealousy stops, but if the answer is yes, there's something wrong with my plans for sure, then the jealousy stops. There is no way we compare ourselves with others without the same effort

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1 month ago

I like how you reason but what if the person is doing something illegal that we are not seeing? It is better to get motivated by other people success than getting misled.

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1 month ago

When I see it then I don't have to get jealous about it, mostly I dont know their efforts, I assumed they work hard for it. I pray for them to have conscience instead

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1 month ago

That's smart, I pray God crown all our efforts as well.

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1 month ago

If someone is contented with what he or she have then she will never look at what some people are doing to get money And as for funmi's parent they made mistake by asking their daughter to use what she have to get what she want because if they have think it through they wouldn't have said that, but am glad she doesn't listen to them

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1 month ago

There are times we get impatient just because our friends are doing very well, it is important that we appreciate how far we have come instead of exhausting ourselves while chasing after other people success.

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1 month ago

This is the exact thing that have led to the high increase of fraudsters a.k.a yahoo boys. "Can't you see what your mates are doing?" Before you know it, junior have bought laptop and started "pressing".

Thank God my parents have never said "look at your mate" to me, I will just pull up a video of Bill Gates and his family and tell them "look at your mate"

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1 month ago

Bad boy, you want them to disown you abi? Please I am not there o.

Honestly, comparing oneself to others is one thing that has increased the rate of internet fraudsters in Nigeria.

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1 month ago

We are all different, there is no need to compare anybody we don't even have the same faces why should we have the same destinies!

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