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Thursday, June 15, 2017

When Opinions Differ You Are Not Mad!!

This is really interesting and if you are one of those who actually READ POSTS WELL before jumping into conclusion,you might learn something from this



Here goes....

''One of the most important lessons of my life I have learnt from a mad man, yes a mild non-violent lunatic if there is anything like that. Anybody familiar with Awolowo Avenue old Bodija around 1999 will know Brother Wasiu , some people call him Londoner, He is always going about the street politely begging for five naira. “Brother e joo e fun mu ni 5 naira” meaning bros please give me 5 naira. He is always well dressed and polite, I bet you will be willing to give him.


 I had sometimes heard a rumour that he was formerly in the UK and was conjured home by his family magically, this eventually had effect on his sanity. While I cannot authenticate the story, I can confidently say he was a very polite mad man.
On this faithful day as I was standing in front of the gate of my Uncle’s house, Brother Wasiu passed bye soliloquising, he eventually turned to me and begged for the usual five naira, unfortunately, I had no five naira change with me, so I told him I have no money, at least I used to give him, but the look on his face shows so much need, he must be really in need, I changed my mind and called him back, I gave him twenty naira.


Twenty naira at this time will buy you a complete lunch with a bottle of coke in Zik hall cafeteria, hence to both of us, it was a big money. He was happy and with joy and trust he moved close to me and said “can I ask you a very important question”, I nodded in acceptance, and then he asked “am I a mad man?” The obvious answer from a sane person will be no, and that was what I said. “Thank you!” he replied, then he said, “just because I don’t see things the way other people do, does that make me a mad man?” No, I answered again. 


He bent down on the floor, and wrote “W” and asked me what he wrote, At this point, I was already feeling ashamed getting involved in a lengthy conversation with him, in a hurry to leave, I said “w”, but I was amazed when he replied to my answer, “You only see “W” because of the angle at which you are looking at it, if you turn upside down you ll see “M”, from the right side it is “3” and from the left side it is “E”. The fact that I don’t see things at the perspective that everyone is seeing it doesn’t make me a mad man, he said. Then he left.


I pondered for so long about this though, and more, its application to life, we act and relate to people based on the perspective at which we are looking at their situation, have you taken your time to look at other possible perspectives, views and angles, maybe a little from their own view before we judge them. I then decided before I go angry or act against or judge anyone that has done something unfavourable to me, I will view it in at least three possible perspective, mine, theirs and other’s view.


So before you judge people, before you rage your anger on them, take a little time to view their angle or perspective and if you still cannot see a reasonable reason, then you can''.

#copied Whatsapp.



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    1. Very educative just like chimamanda's "the danger of a single story "

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    2. Am open minded. I don't take things just at societal value, I weigh it wella b4 adding my input reason some pple blv am weird! But if I seat u down to dissect it, u might understand. Am always responsible for what I say, but never responsible for u mk out of it. Winks

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    3. Am open minded. I don't take things just at societal value, I weigh it wella b4 adding my input reason some pple blv am weird! But if I seat u down to dissect it, u might understand. Am always responsible for what I say, but never responsible for u mk out of it. Winks

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    4. Am open minded. I don't take things just at societal value, I weigh it wella b4 adding my input reason some pple blv am weird! But if I seat u down to dissect it, u might understand. Am always responsible for what I say, but never responsible for u mk out of it. Winks

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    5. I'm !!!!!

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    6. My Ibadan poster I dey hail!πŸ™Œ

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    7. Thanks At 21:39 * I am*

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  2. So so very true! Thank u bro wasiu for enlightening us with ur explanation to our poster

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  3. Hmmm....lesson learnt from an unstable man. Interesting....

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      I once heard an unstable man say "even Satan get government" and I pondered on it.
      LOL.

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  4. Tanx dear. So much appreciate this and God bless u more for me


    Mc pinky

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  5. I read it yesterday but Stella didn't post the complete story here. The 'mad man' was later rehabilitated and became a physics teacher at a school in Ibadan till his death in 2004.

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  6. Nice readπŸ‘

    And yes.
    I try to consider this. Even though it can be hard sometimes but I try.My people will say "Uche onye adi ya njo"


    Your 6 might be my 9.
    Your 9 might be my 6.

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  7. Well said!...
    I'm the last person that would judge or criticize you except Vuharia and his APC scam government!!...that's why my family and friends don't joke with me!...
    They love me die!...
    I would defend you to the last in public and caution you when we are alone...
    My children don't keep any secret from me!..
    That's me!!...
    I see life differently!!..

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    1. It is very obvious
      For ur write upsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€

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    2. But you judge and criticize Yoruba people

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    3. Chief Chief!πŸ’‹

      Nwanne mmadu
      !
      Nne anokwa m ya o!

      I Na ebiπŸ˜‚
      Ina esoli!
      Ina aku!

      Nne mebe Na Oge adiro!

      Nwa Nne Mmadu 1!
      Oke Mmanwu!

      Nwanyi Na Aga-aga!
      Ogbalu Igbo Ghari!
      Mmiri ani Na-eli eli!
      Agbala nwanyi!

      Nne idigodi wuuuuuuuuuu!πŸ’‹

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    4. Linda it is now clear that you mentally unstable. You come across as someone who is bipolar. Often time, right here on this blog, you judged "Yaraba" people and You judged Buhari. Did I mention you also judged women who date broke guys and encourage infidelity? So wetin you dey talk now?

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    5. Hahahahahahahahahaha...
      Uye G,you didn't hug me!...
      Send some my way joor...lmao

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    6. But u hate yorubas so much!
      What have we done to you
      U call our meh...yaraba demons
      U say our women make money for the men
      U say we don't have good culture
      Yet u say u don't judge?
      Think again

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    7. But u hate yorubas so much!
      What have we done to you
      U call our meh...yaraba demons
      U say our women make money for the men
      U say we don't have good culture
      Yet u say u don't judge?
      Think again

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    8. U dislike Yoruba instead of focusing ur dislike to Hausas that kill everyone

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    9. Mrs knack pigeon u forget say u hate yorubas with passion abi

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  8. But what of the people who's opinion doesn't make any sense even if you turn it upside down and view it from 4 to 10 different perspectives? LMAO We dey see them online everyday u know.

    Just kidding

    I'm outtie

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  9. wow.. i love this story

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  10. Wow
    What an intelligent piece

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  11. Ok will not judge people because a lot have been affected by change from APC

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  12. This is indeed true but most people seems to get it all wrong, they always want to things to go their way, when you want to be quiet, they take it to mean a diffent thing entirely. such immature thinking. I wish they could all read this and pick something from this write-up.

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    1. cheap fresh vegetablesfromjos call 07038097992. delivery to 36states of Nigeria.for keto diet,domestic use and occassions15 June 2017 at 12:52

      Exactly

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  13. Word! This was the same message Chimamanda Adichie passed across in her speech "The Dangers of a Single Story" on TED talks. Y'all should try and see it. I've come to respect the diversity of people's perspectives and opinions and eventhough it's hard, I try not to see mine as superior.

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  14. The most annoying part is on Facebook when you don't conform to people's opinion and point it out gently, you'll see world war 2. Some people will not allow you have any other opinion unless it's in support of theirs. We are different individuals and are allowed to see things in different perspectives. That is why God made different races, colours, sizes,heights, etc. If we were all the same, imagine how boring everywhere would be. This write up just made my day.

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    1. Why go that far by mentioning Facebook?There are loads of them crawling over this blog.Some of them have even commented on this post trying to sound self-righteous as usual.Bunch of arrogantly ignorant vermins!

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    2. Yeah.
      Whr av u been?
      Jumbo!!

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  15. Galore read this like ten times then you will understand,You need to stop trying to choke us with your opinion shouting under every comments. 😏small pepper

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  16. Bros, in 1999, 20naira could buy you a bottle of coke or crush!. Yes, I dey shout

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    1. With lotta change selfπŸ˜‚
      Chai....our politicians finish ds country fa!

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  17. DaSuspiciousJoe15 June 2017 at 12:33

    In life, different strokes apply to different folks and contingency theory has taught us that a solution that applies to A may necessarily not apply to B. the difference in thoughts and opinions are basic concepts of creation and that's why even the creator gave humans choices and freewill. But in all, try to syn with others and in synergy More is achieved.. A great post for the day.. thanks Stellz.


    #JustPasserBy

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  18. While I might not view from 3 or 4 angles, most times I usually try to view from two sides.

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  19. Yimu. When you have constantly denied people their greatness by not posting their comments, their very own opinion. Just shove it already

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    1. Some people never change... Anonymous Pig

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    2. Paul u must be desperate for dat 50k unam ikot

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  20. DaSuspiciousJoe15 June 2017 at 12:49

    In life, different strokes apply to different folks and contingency theory has taught us that a solution that applies to A may necessarily not apply to B. the difference in thoughts and opinions are basic concepts of creation and that's why even the creator gave humans choices and freewill. But in all, try to sync with others and in synergy More is achieved.. A great post for the day.. thanks Stellz

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  21. Waoh! Anothing means of educating people. Thanks bro Wasiu

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  22. But then, he must still be mad. Anybody soliloquizing and begging everyone for money on the street must be mad. Since he asked for 5 Naira and you gave him 20 Naira, did he return the change? Will a same mind do that. Brother Gani was out of his mind most likely due to hard drugs but his example of perspective was nice even if it was coming from an insane mind.

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  23. Interesting write up. Sometimes I wonder why some people jump on people's comment because the view point is different and go as far as attacking the fellow.

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    1. Am sure alot of people on this blog must be made then cos av seen posts on this blog lying about people i know and bvs have joined the queue to bash them just cos Stella said so without checking the authenticity of the stories.Maybe Stella's mad too cos she doesnt think

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    2. Would you encourage someone in support of domestic violence?
      While I won't attack, I will make sure I disagree with such comment....
      So as to inform others who might unknowingly accept the negative comment...
      This is one reason why people 'jump on people's comments '
      IMO....

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  24. Fact of life, Dats why I don't interfere in peoples private affairs cos I don't know how is it with them, and if u interfere in mine, I will be on ur case till eternity.

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  25. Freda edewor's baby daddy is Seyi Tinubu

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  26. Who are the ones jumping on people's comments and attacking?
    Are they not the ones lined up here like evening cockroaches, nodding their heads like wall geckos?
    Abeg leave story...

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    1. Blog cockroaches that have nothing in their brains. They are her friends, nodding and hailing to nonsense, your story full other blogs madam blogger.

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    2. Lol.
      Wallgecko ? I hate dat shit mehhn?!

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  27. #Do not get upset with people or situations, both are powerless without your reaction*

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  28. The problem we have today is relativism and the throwing aside of absolutism. Truth is truth and there is no such thing as relative or alternative truth. Because you see things differently from the norm or from the way God intended it does not make it truth. Philosophy without God as central will only lead to confusion and madness. People will always have diverse opinions based on what they know and since we cannot have complete knowledge, we turn to God who alone has the complete knowledge and leave Him to judge every situation.

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  29. Exactly why I think 10xs before replying to people remark or argument,very easy to understand bro Wasiu!!

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