Opinion

Live Before Die

Written by Idede Oseyande

MondayMotivation

Live Before You Die

About ten days ago the news of ‘Mad Melon’ of ‘Danfo’ drivers took over the media space. His family did not have to pay for adverts for the announcements, they got it for free! Why? The deceased tried to truly live when he had the chance.

The currently available statistics put Nigeria at about two hundred million people. Those are the numbers of people existing in Nigeria. A very few of that number are actually living. What does it mean to truly live?

The impact we have in the lives of people, communities, the nation, and the world at large, is a measure of how we are living or have really lived. We all have twenty-four hours in a day, seven days in a week, four weeks in a month, and twelve months in a year, to do something extraordinary. What we choose to do with our time is what separates those living from those who are merely existing.

In my secondary school days, I had a teacher who was fond of making these statements to motivate us. He would say:
“In this world, there are three categories of people: those who make things happen. Those who wonder how it happen? And those who just watch things happen, and talk about it”.

As you go about your duty today, ask yourself, what am I doing that the world would remember me for?
The answer to that question would let you know if you’re existing or really living.

Stop existing and start to Live!

IDEDE Oseyande

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About the author

Idede Oseyande

IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.

He currently runs an online advocacy platform (www.socialwatchdog.ng) where he engages the government and the people.

Among his published works are 'What is Left of What is Right?', 'The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader' and 'Warri No Dey Carry Last'.

He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.

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