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  • in reply to: Education isn't just about going to the College. #11490

    Samson
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    We really need to separate education from schooling before reduce the effects of the latter on the former to zero.
    What is education?
    What is college?
    Education is learning.
    Schools are one of citadels for learning.
    It is not like the schools should be scrapped because they don’t provide education?
    That would be fallacy.
    The system provides her own type of education which is formal and which unfortunately is becoming overrated in our society but doesn’t mean Education is not going to College rather we say, an all-round education can never be gotten at just one of the citadels of learning.

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  • in reply to: What's your stance on this baffling paradox? #11489

    Samson
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    To be honest, I will be one of the most guilty as long as this issue is concerned.
    Those short term gratifications are almost like morphines which hijacks the pleasure centre of our brains and label that other important duties as boring.
    These are just natural phenomenon which we can barely control but how I do it is the emphasis on the long term regret.
    For example, I have this project for my final year which really seems a heavy burden compared to going online, communicating especially with babe and so many other gratifications.
    Although, the project might be truly boring but the imagination of an extra session after graduation just to complete my project always jerks me back to work even with a broken spirit and boy, does it give me so much joy after each chapter progress.

    Sometime ago, I saw this video on facebook that emphasizes on “giving a damn.” We know these consequences, we know the benefits, all required of us is to just give a damn about them and make the right decisions even though it is never always pleasant but can never be as unpleasant as the repercussions

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  • in reply to: THE DRAMATIC PERIOD #11474

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    All these I also see as publicity stunt for the next election.

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  • in reply to: Heaven #11473

    Samson
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    I don’t think rational discussion about anything is a sin. We are all trying to understand our world better and different points of views will go a long way in helping us place the pieces right.

    Again, I think the concept of taking the Bible literally is the major problem of religion worldwide.

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  • in reply to: NO WAHALA #11454

    Samson
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    This is apt, but could “no wahala” be really causing more harm than good?

    Some people do it to sound positive or as encouraged by their religion.

    Some to be emotionally strong.

    Some say it to protect the other person of the burden which may not even concern them.

    Some say it to keep secrets.
    And so many other “good” reasons but then again,

    What if positivity is overrated?

    What if we don’t have to ALWAYS be emotionally strong?

    What if the other person deserves to know or really what’s to help?

    What if such secret will complicate issues?

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  • in reply to: Pray For Nigeria? #11437

    Samson
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    Does it mean that those developed countries are more prayerful than us?

    It couldn’t have been ceaseless prayer that helped Obama catch Osama now could it?

    Even the Republic of Benin now has more electricity than us and they aren’t half as prayerful.

    What is wrong with us is not an issue of prayer but an issue of using prayer as a synonym for laziness.

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  • in reply to: Identity Thief #11343

    Samson
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    Once any amount of money is demanded online for some services, I get turned off unrepentantly.

    The major reason being that there are no concrete trace of such transfer for refunds in case of scam.

    Even online shopping, I still choose to pay on delivery or better still visit a nearest shop in person and buy the same stuff just for contingency sake in case I’d have to return or make complains.

    I’d advise others to always do the same and never pay online but go in person to nearest legit shops and get the same commodity.
    Worst case scenario, arrange a meeting with the person in an extremely public place, only during the day…and to avoid stories that touch.

    As for BVN, no other person aside you and your bank should know your Bank Verification Number, no even your closest family or friend.
    So, once anyone start asking for it, call bulls**t because they completely have no business with that number.

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  • in reply to: Site updates… #11325

    Samson
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    Dear Admin,

    I applaud the idea of making majority reviewers and participants at the same time since any separation will reduce the activeness of forums in this platform but I still dread some instances where reviewers are tempted to award points to their own posts and comments.

    For suggestions, I would say reviewers should be stripped of the ability to accredit their own posts and comments but to award exclusively to others.

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  • in reply to: Living With Others #11319

    Samson
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    Not so sure but I think the right spelling is squatting and the philosophy of them still hating you even after doing the right contributions come from the fact that humans eventually get weary of each other especially when collective activities are strict routines.

    This problem is what turns most relationships sour especially marriages.
    After wedding, it is usually eat, work and sex with nothing to spice things up occasionally which results to a gradual decrease in appreciation due to repetition according to law of diminishing returns.

    Same goes for squatting.
    The idea is not to stay for too long and according to the word, it means never feeling too comfortable after all it is squatting not sitting or lying down.
    And during your stay, accept some responsibilities and initiate some activities that would be memorable to the host and remember, the idea is not to stay too long nor feel too comfortable.

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  • in reply to: Living With Others #11300

    Samson
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    The two options of either domestic or financial help are meant to at least be chosen from if not both combined at once.

    For example, I’m still a jobless undergraduate back at home therefore I’m handicapped to make financial contributions but not incapable of compensating with domestics.

    I don’t drop money for food but I do the dishes as if I was getting paid for it just so that I could be contributing my own quota to the collective effort.

    And just as nothing stops a domestic contributor from involving financially, nothing should also prevent a financial contributor from doing some of the chores and this is where most fathers or breadwinners get it wrong.

    No matter how bad it is for one at the moment, if they can’t help one way, they can always help some other way.

    And also a sense of responsibility won’t allow one to drag this issue till it gets to making roasters and timetable because once it comes to this then it seem more coarsed and less credible.

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  • in reply to: Duplication Of Posts #11283

    Samson
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    What of a “search” tab for any keyword to be typed into and searched for the exact or related topics according to that keyword(s)?

    It will help curb complete repetitions and also improve filtered thinkers referencing others at least.

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  • in reply to: Parenting 104 #11281

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    @mayjovey
    Nice how you flipped it backwards and still made a lot of sense.

    No doubt, we should endeavour to also be there with them but mostly life isn’t that fair enough as to provide one with the chance of being there with them and for them simultaneously and often times, parents are left those two options to only pick one.

    Now, from our vast experiences, which of the two should be more PARAMOUNT—WITH or FOR?

    Parents who are more present than they financially contribute or parents who are more financing than present?

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  • in reply to: AN APOLOGY #11280

    Samson
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    A sincere apology is as good as once.
    The moment the same apology gets repeated repeatedly then it becomes mere recitation of an excuse.

    As for these network operators they are taking advantage of our weak judicial system that makes it very discouraging to sue for illegalities and so they keep apologising with a smirk on their faces as the worst we can do is a SIM swap.

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  • in reply to: DISPOSAL OF WASTE IN TOWNSHIPS #11241

    Samson
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    I would blame laziness as a root cause which can no longer take self conviction since most people easily silence their guilt, instead the community leaders should start including environmental cleanliness in their menu of discourse so that fellows can criticise any neighbour that indiscriminately dispose of refuse.

    We as individuals too need to develop some sense of responsibility and self discipline.

    Also, the government especially the local should try provide most of these waste bins closer to areas and some authorities should be set for penalties.

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  • in reply to: Father's Day #11240

    Samson
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    Most of the comments here are based on “if” which I don’t fault but believe that one from someone who is dealing or has dealt with a deserting father situation will be most authentic.

    My never really announced his departure. He just started living at his working place which we all thought was because of the distance from home worsened by traffic.

    It wasn’t until we grew old enough to know that some church doctrine has warned him against 2nd wife which my mom was and he didn’t just abandon her but also everything about her which included us.

    This has been like eight years ago and mom has been both our dad and mom altogether. I might have forgiven him but nobody can ever tell me to celebrate such a man.

    Just as it is said, honour is given to whom honour is due.

    So, Happy Father’s Day to my mother.

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