Daily Archives: July 25, 2012

Okonkwo said no

How do you deal with change? What are your emotions and reactions when it happens? For Okonkwo, it was something that he did not want. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, depicts that central character from an African tribe revolting against the change that was brought upon his people.

He believed in his traditions. He believed that things should have remained the same. He was strong, stubborn, bad-tempered, a wife-beater, a man amongst man, fierce and yes, fearful. Would you not be if some people from the outside came to you and said, “This is the way that it’s gonna be now.”

“Okonkwo remembered that tragic year with a old shiver throughout the rest of his life. It always surprised him when he thought of it later that he did not sink under the load of despair. He knew he was a fierce fighter, but that year had been enough to break the heart of a lion.” [That year was a bad farming time.]

“Since I survived that year,” he always said, “I shall survive anything.” He put it down to his inflexible will.

But he did not survive anything; he could not survive change. He killed himself. Change, is it good or bad or, does it depend onΒ  . . .

Presently reading The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

Have a moon morning and a starry night. πŸ˜†

Have a lovely, sunflower day. πŸ™‚

Not Taking It?

“Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?” Romans 1 vs 21

How many of us take our own advice? The same advice that we give to other people, do we follow?

Was listening to a few people over the weekend and this morning, and I wanted to crawl out my skin. They were filling the air with hot air. Hot air because what they were saying was just to satisfy the ears of those that were listening. They did not mean it. How did I know? Because they turned around and did the complete opposite.

The word steal is in the Bible quote above; how many people are out there stealing the trust of people?

Have a moon morning and a starry night. πŸ˜†

Have a lovely, sunflower day. πŸ™‚