My mom graduated in 1965 & acquired a instructing job at Government College, Ibadan.
The academics got automotive loans & she purchased a model new Opel Kadett.
They have been to pay again the mortgage over 4 years.
However, one of many academics took half of the cash the others took as mortgage.Bought a reasonably used automotive & acquired a driver.
So, when different academics would drive to high school & park their model new vehicles, his driver would drop him off within the morning & come decide him at closing.
My mum mentioned they laughed at him, calling him “Acting Big Man” as a result of he acquired a driver…
But he’d simply smile.
One day, one of many academics had trigger to exit of the college throughout faculty hours. He returned to report that he noticed his colleague’s driver utilizing his automotive as taxi!
When they “reported” his driver to him, he mentioned he was aware- that was why he employed a driver.
Why park a automotive for 6-8 hours, when it may be earning money for you?
The different academics have been shocked: immediately, he did not look as silly as they thought!
Now, due to the additional revenue from utilizing his automotive as a taxi, he was capable of pay again the mortgage in a yr…
By the 2nd yr, he purchased a 2nd automotive so as to add to his taxi fleet.
By the third yr, he purchased 2 extra taxis!
By the 4th yr when my mum & others completed paying their loans, this man had 6 taxis.
Then he purchased a model new Opel Kadett, the newer mannequin!
Other vehicles have been 4 years outdated…
My mum mentioned, that was the second they realised who was good & who was silly amongst all of them.
This occurred 1965-1970.
I used to be born 1968, within the midst of this.
That story was informed me in 1979 after I entered secondary school, FGC Sokoto.
It has remained with me since then…
Today, I see too many younger of us extra excited about spending the cash they do not have to purchase the issues they need not impress individuals who do not like them.
Too many individuals dwelling pretend lives in as of late of social media.
The Hushpuppi technology: pretend it until you make it.
I’ve seen folks pose by vehicles they do not personal to take photos & put up on social media.
Young folks do not appear to grasp discretion: the competitors to outdo one another within the “I’ve arrived” rating is simply an excessive amount of.
My niece, an undergraduate requested me to purchase her a telephone…
I requested what sort does she need: she talked about a sort, I checked the value: 300k!
Now, I take advantage of an Infinix Hot 5 price 35k, thereabouts- it was even a present by one in all my web site contractors.
But this 20 yr outdated woman needs to make use of a 300k telephone!
Something is unquestionably improper someplace.
Seriously, we will not proceed like this.
My technology is midway out.
I’m afraid for the youthful technology, these aged 16-30. I truthfully do not know what this world could be like when they’re of their 50s & 60s.
May God’s mercy prevail upon them, might He give them sense.
Every younger individual wants to grasp this!