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  • in reply to: Contentment #10600

    Samson
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    @chijann

    Of course, risk taking is one of the prerequisites for most breakthroughs but what works for one might not work for the other.

    Some people are not wired to be that lucky with gambling and this can be noticed from their incessant losses or less wins than loss, yet they continue wasting resource that not only affect them but also people around them.

    An individual should be able to tell what works for them and stick to it more than what doesn’t.

    Another issue is gambling irresponsibly.
    I’ve seen a married man gamble with his daughter’s school fees. Although, he won but what if he didn’t?
    The stake was too high.
    Even if he won way more thousands that happiness can never be compared with the extreme devastation that would not only eat him up but also his innocent daughter if he had lost that bet.

    My points are if one notice consecutive losses, why not take a break or completely quit? and since risk taking is quite inevitable, we should endeavor to stake what we can “afford” to lose.
    The emphasis on afford means that the loss (if it happens) should not be so detrimental, in other words, gamble with stakes that will balance the feeling of happiness and sadness from either winning or losing respectively.

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  • in reply to: Welcome to the Filtered Thoughts Debates #10599

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    Suggested topic: Military or Democracy

    The discussion will be to point out both the good and bad of each and conclude which is preferable in this state of the Nation.

    Debaters will have to reference past leaders that either did good or bad as any of the government from different countries and relate to Nigeria.
    Such research will reduce the tendency of running out of points.

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  • in reply to: POLITICAL ILLITRATE #10567

    Samson
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    @chijann
    When you say political non-participation do you mean the unwillingness to vote or be voted for?

    If it’s the latter, then how much slots do the youths get in these political parties and how are their chances of making it through the primaries which are exclusively decided by aged men?

    If it’s to vote for someone else, then how often do we get candidates that deserve to be voted for?
    Why is it always the option of lesser evil?
    For example, I’m forced to ask between Buhari and Atiku who already seem to be our next two options, who would you vote for?
    Everyone will hesitate their answers which is an answer on its own saying that they’re both really unworthy of that seat but we have to cross out who is the least unworthy.

    Now, imagine how many people, youths especially that are tired of these options, would it also be right to call them political illiterates?

    I think not.

    But come to think of it, can we ever be politically uninvolved?
    Even in that our small office of work, so amount of politics still go on within there that we can not avoid but engage in, so…

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  • in reply to: INSPIRATION #10566

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    I’m always of the notion that the major percentage of our own happiness depends on how much happiness we give to others.

    If we only care about fulfilling our selfish interests, the pursuit may seem the best feeling but will eventually wear us down in the long run as the amassing of such achievement will then leave a vacuum of nothingness which most people get lost in because they just can’t fathom how such dream achievement of materialism can not bring maximum happiness…not knowing that their happiness lies on others happiness.

    Visit prisons, give out old materials, donate to charity homes, volunteer for public services, help random needy people etc. things like these create real happiness enough to fill up that vacuum of emptiness.

    That is why most times I get moody, I just force myself to chat with someone while pretending to be happy and within minutes into the chat, the pretence will realise and I’m happy again.

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  • in reply to: GADGET ABUSE #10557

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    To me, it is not even about turning off the data but completely refusing to give them your phone(s) at all.

    It is always either they are still babies with no clue of how fragile the phone is or they are old enough to start sniffing through your contacts, gallery and browsers. Both of which leads to regret.

    If push comes to shove, hmget them their own phones when they are really old enough to own one but they would never be old enough to handle or operate yours.

    There is safety for babies and privacy for adults.

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  • in reply to: CUSTOMIZATION OF SCHOOL EQUIPMENTS #10556

    Samson
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    This is one of the aspect of school regulations that the government is falling short of.
    Gone are those days when schools are strictly under a local authority whom they report to and gets supervised by.
    The privatisation of the system has really snatched schools out the reach of government control, making proprietors feel like ministers of education.

    In the instance of the post, who would we report such extortion to?
    Government schools have Education Districts, but what local authority do private schools have?
    They just get away with all forms of extortions, even the unnecessary ones.

    I think the government should look into establishing districts too for the privates so that issues like standards, equipment, staffs, fees etc can be regulated and any disobedience can also be easily report for swift penalty but then again, what help does the government offer these schools to be able to wield such authority of telling them what to do?

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  • in reply to: Should women go to jail for false rape accusations???? #10528

    Samson
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    @chijann

    Equal punishment for offenders of any gender really won’t go down well with even the feminists.

    I think there are punishments for false accusers and what I think she be reviewed is the degree of the accusation and how much damage it has caused to the victim.

    @senroso
    The boy in that story was really unlucky but what exactly were the girls evidences that seemed so real enough to convict an innocent?

    Well, this should caution us on our relationships with especially the opposite sex.

    Don’t get too intimate as it may be a trap which few could defend you because they’ve always seen you a little too close with them.

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  • in reply to: THIS THING CALLED ERECTION #10527

    Samson
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    The mind plays a lot of role in this situation. If one begins to cultivate or allow the growth of unholy affection towards another person, with time it will solidify and greatly influence the decisions of erection.

    The example you gave of sleeping with a relation starts from their first visit. They look exotic so the urge to explore comes and once we entertain it long enough, it becomes uncontrollable.
    Meanwhile, it could have been controlled but due to the selfishness to hold on a little long, we let it linger and it sticks.

    But discarding that thought as immediately as they come, the mind will eventually give up on that reminder.

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  • in reply to: DISAPPOINTMENTS AND BLESSING #10508

    Samson
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    Personally, I think just like every other proverbs, this one is exaggerated without any room for exceptions which renders it half wrong and half right…in other words, SOMETIMES.

    Sometimes, a disappointment can be a blessing by saving one from some evil or opening another better door.

    Sometimes, it can be a curse by depriving one of a once in a lifetime opportunity.

    And sometimes, a disappointment is just a disappointment and nothing more or less.

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  • in reply to: FAIR PLAY #10507

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    Fair play is a concept that should not only be adopted in sports but in all dealings we should always be a good sports.

    Playing by the rules means not taking advantage of someone’s weakness which is synonymous to not kicking a man when he is down.

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  • in reply to: What Would You Have Done? #10506

    Samson
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    Brilliant contributions.
    Shows how ready we all are to become parents someday soon.

    Based on the contributions, I’d like to ask at what age is it considered ripe to sexually educate the kids?

    Would that scenario be appropriate to start the discussion of sex enlightenment?

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  • in reply to: CHILDLESSNESS #10504

    Samson
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    In our society, adoption brings the same, if not more stigmatization as childlessness.

    You will see grandparents partially accepting or totally refusing responsibility for those kids calling them names.

    Infact, case of having lesser children and adopting has proven worst as even your own spouse who is suppose to mother them all will eventually turn the poor child(ren) to maid(s).

    I love the idea so much that I took my girlfriend that we should adopt one and her NO was outright. When I tried to force out her reason, she then confessed that no matter how hard she’ll try the love will just not be evenly distributed which will eventually sideline the adopted even against her own will.

    Giving it a second thought, I understood that that was only human nature and takes an extreme level of love to accept someone you didn’t birth.

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  • in reply to: Bank Charges #10503

    Samson
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    Truly, gone are those when banks paid interest. Infact, so far gone are those days that we need a refund on our school fees for all the commercial subjects that ever taught us the opposite.

    But before we attack the system, could there have been a genuine cause for such turn?

    First of all, how do banks generate incomes to keep themselves in business?
    I think lending money through loans and drafts is the only means for gains and over time, this service has been demanding loud amount as payback interest which must have reduced patronage in that aspect, causing them to overbill the few ones that apply and also pushing them to result in these extra charges from regular costumers just to keep existing.

    If that is the case, then it could be justifiable except for the amount of these charges. Imagine 50naira from their millions of costumers every month for ATM maintenance, 52naira for any transfer outside your own bank for every costumer and so many more. These may seem petty but heavy on aggregate and it individually ruins ones balance.
    For example, I could have a thousand naira left only for it to be rendered “un-withdrawable” by the 50naira deduction. A less amount would be manageable as costumers would endeavor to leave that forgo able amount instead of 50naira for every costumer.

    On a critical view, it is broad daylight robbery. A rip off. Don’t know if this same thing is done in other countries but it is too loud in Nigeria.

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  • in reply to: The greatest achievement of man #10451

    Samson
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    Ooops, sorry I went personal now I feel like some selfish fish.

    😁

    Well, I’ve always been thrilled by medicine so any discovery related to it is outstanding as that would mean another bunch of lives saved.

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  • in reply to: AGE LIMIT #10448

    Samson
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    Well, I think the age limit was and is still meant to hasten individuals progress but unfortunately the entire country is ones biggest setbacks so, now the concept is ridiculous.

    Imagine the repetition of waec and jamb and post jamb only to gain admission into a strike-stricken school like LAUTECH. When it’s all said and done, someone will be graduating as a grandparent only to venture into the large market and job-hunt for years again.

    Nonetheless, the initiative of age limit is justifiable considering the efficiency of work at different ages that deteriorate after peak.
    But a country like ours makes it look like sheer wickedness.

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