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The Things They Say…about People

‘We sit in the comfort of our homes and watching the rest of the world go to hell. “How sad!” we exclaim when we hear bad news on CNN. But in our hearts, we are sipping Kermit’s Lipton quietly.

‘When the tables turn and we are ripped violently by circumstance and thrown forcibly out of our comfort zones, we cry to the passersby, “Help us!” They hear our story and exclaim, “How sad!” But in their hearts, just like we did, it’s Lipton time.’ – Emmanuel Essien


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9 comments

  1. GIGO? Karna?? Golden rule???

  2. Hehehehehe! What do you know Emmanuel, its just what it is, human nature! Self absorbing lots that we are! He who the shoe pinches is the only one who can really tell what that feels like and others can only but empathize for so long before they themselves are caught in the crosshairs of evil occurrences with none to lean on! And well, experience is the best teacher! Its a vicious cycle and unless you’re like the pretty sweet, large-hearted and mighty charitable Kanu Nwankwo and millions like him out there, who have successfully gone from victims to survivors of certain circumstances and bankrolled foundations to help support others who are plagued with what circumstances they stand tall to boast of having beaten and survived, then you can give yourself a big pat on the back! Great thinking, thanks for sharing!

    • shakespeareanwalter

      Life’s like that. It barely stops its traffic because of a single person’s tragedy…or good luck, for that matter. It may slow, it may even idle a bit. But eventually, it kicks on its ignition and begins its ever-moving grind in the face of what one is going through.

      • I doubt she even slows; if she’s in a good mood, she might allow you the luxury of ‘feeling’ she has but in reality, we all know that time – AND LIFE – waits for no man. Thanks for this, Waltz

  3. Don’t like lipton joor!

  4. …and like the Igbo people say ‘when the pallbearers pass by with another fellow’s corpse, it seems like firewood to the bystander, but if one is a relative of the dead man, only then does the loss really dawn on one’

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