Will you allow your daughter to marry a cripple man?
Please bear with me all my physical challenge readers. I am not writing this to put you down, but to encourage you. I am not talking about a rich cripple man or a celebrity like a famous singer I know.
He is uneducated, and the only thing he could boast off is his sense of humour.
A few years ago, my mother was in a family meeting deliberating if my beautiful cousin should be allowed to marry his fiance who was limping. He was not handsome. He was short, only a few inches taller than Aki and Pawpaw. He was also an actor. Everyone told her over their dead bodies. My mum was the leading the meeting, saying, it was an abomination for that to happen in the family.
They claimed the man had bewitched her, if not, why out of all the men running after her, she decided to marry a short man who was also cripple.
She was adamant, and everyone at the meeting said they would disown her if she marries the guy.
My cousin looked at my mum and asked this question
“Aunty mi, if Yinka your only son is crippled, won’t you find a wife for him?”
The meeting came to an end with that question. My mum apologised to her and gave her blessing.
The moral of my post today is that human being will never put themselves in other people shoes. We judge and become the obstacle to other people’s progress. We are selfish. Greedy people will like to buy things from you at the lowest price, and they will sell to you at the highest price.
We will send other people children to fight and allow our own to stay at home.
We will accuse the government of corruption, and if we are in the same position, we will do worse.
It can happen to others, but not me. And when it happens to us, we ask; why me? Why not you. We want to be successful, yet we don’t want to go through the process of hard work and perseverance.
We want money, but don’t want to work for it. We want to be helped by a rich uncle.
A lot of people became poor or remain poor because of bad economic decisions in the past; now they want you to fix it for them by giving them money.
When they were supposed to be working, they were playing. When the poor are expected to be saving, they were squandering money.
This world will not give you anything you don’t work for; it owes you nothing.
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