Growth is a change that transcends the life of every human both physically, spiritually and intellectually. To a very large extent, intellectual growth is dependent on the people we interact with, the games we play, the music we listen to, the TV programs and videos we watch on daily basis.
All these things in one way or the other affects how we grow (intellectual growth) either positively or negatively. There’s no sane individual on earth who purposefully plan on being a dreg to the society or a nuisance to his/her parent (maybe not).
However, if we don’t take conscious responsibility and action to what we feed our mind and intellect with, we might end up not being a pride to our parent or community at large. Reason being that the world system as it’s designed has more negative influences than positive. Therefore, even as we grow, we don’t only need inspiration from what is good but also protection from what is bad.
In the present world that we are living, all that you see is not all that there’s. What is dirty/impure has been made to look pretty, what is dangerous has being painted to look precious, what is poisonous has being made to look nutritious, what is condemnable may look commendable and what is worthless may look priceless.
For these reasons, Paul admonished us “…Not to be conformed to the things of this world…” We must be on guard always to know when to sift the good from the bad, not letting in what can humiliate, corrupt, crush, weaken and endanger us into our minds, But what can elevate, uplift, empower, make, nourish and strengthen you.
If the truth must be told, then all complaints about our current leadership must be done away with because we (the youths) who complain are also following the path they took that made them bad examples to us. We now give our ears to hearing things that can drag us into dirty path, our eyes now feast on things that whips our curiosity and our thoughts lingers around things that have a touch of corruption to our activities.
If we really want to experience an unending stream of happiness and victory that would make us icons in the nearest future while our parents and society would be willing to be associated with us, then a firm decision must be made today to channel the course of our life in the right path.
A way may seem right to a man, but the end of it is destruction and not all that glitter is gold. Therefore, strive to protect yourself from the bad influence which the world presents by keeping away from evil, associate not with those who pose ungodly counsel, set your mind to ponder on positivity and things of benefits, give not thyself to selfish desires, let your act be hopeful and when you keep yourself off all vices then you’d be rest assured to see how serenity is bound to stay close to your mind.
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Author: Emmanuel Eneojo Samuel
Eneojo Emmanuel, a computer engineer by training, an educationalist with passion and a writer. I find great advantage in travelling, reading and writing. As humans, at some point in life we can get to a cross road and it’s not uncommon for our lives to be unravelled. Hence, my greatest passion is to use my abilities and writings to bring to the consciousness of people that they have a say over their lives and we do not allow circumstances define who we are. I believe there’s a greatness in everyone.