By : Mr Mih
Case Study 1 :
My junior brother is soon going to cross into tertiary institution.
I remember I once tried to convince him to pursue being the senior prefect of his school, he looked at me like I was pushing him way too far.
He then replied ; “Being the senior prefect is not easy. I don’t even like it”.
I said “OK” and then we talked about something else.
After a couple of months from that conversation, I heard he became the “health prefect” of his school .
When we got to meet, I asked him about what he thought about being the “health prefect” of his school.
He started off saying ; “It’s not easy but…bla bla bla bla bla”.
Case Study 2 :
Just like yesterday, I remember my final year days in school.
I made friends with the best student in my department.
She was super sound academically and she was street savvy too. In my opinion, she was a simple person.
We’ve had some intimate discussions and there was one time she told me it wasn’t easy to hold on being the best semester after semester.
One day, she was like – “Being the best is easy. Holding on to it is just another different thing entirely”.
Many consider me as a brilliant student “academically” but I view myself as an “average” – Academically.
It has nothing to do with my self-esteem, I’m just giving it to you the way it is.
Thus, each time I’m having a discussion with the best student in my department and she’s like ; “It’s not easy”.
I’m always sitting there and whispering to myself ; “Being average ain’t easy either”.
I’ve made friends with students who ain’t so bright “academically” (But bright in other fields) and they too claim ; “It ain’t easy”.
Case Study 3 :
Coming off the academic world, I’ve been lucky to spend time with a few “financially” stable people.
I’ve spent time with “financially” average people.
I’ve also spent time with “financially” broke people.
These three classes of people echo one thing in uniformity (Verbally and non verbally) ; “It ain’t easy”.
With the above case studies , nothing really seems to be easy.
Becoming a celebrity or star ain’t easy. Being an average person ain’t easy either.
Both face challenges – Although very different. You agree?
Being the president of a country ain’t no game for babies. Being a mere citizen ain’t easy either.
Being an entrepreneur ain’t a joke as social media portray it to be. Being an employee is one hell of work too.
Either ways, it ain’t going to be easy.
Thus, I already know what side of the spectrum I want to be.
Now, you have a decision to make ; What side of the coin do you want to be?
See you some other time,
– Make It Happen.
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