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When I see a tree
I see its many leaves
For when it is free
It gives as much as it receives
When I see a star
I see the light
Even though it's dark
I see pleasure in the night
When I see a man
I look pass his build
For if he has a head
He sure can get ahead.
Many people walk the streets of our communities today headless. The direction they are going is a mystery to everyone and funny enough, themselves. Sadly, they know where they are coming from, but where they are going, they lack information about. Let me save you from this ficto-drama-scifi serial analogy I have been trying to put forward. What I am trying to say is that the head of a man defines his identity. No man can live without his head. Disappointingly, many people are alive but are not living- those are the people I refer to as headless. Are you one of them?
So how do I see you and see no head on you? How do I meet you, yet find it hard identifying you? Well, a two main things:
1. You lack vision/purpose
For me, what defines a man is his purpose; what makes him tick. It is identifying why you are 'here' - your reason for living that makes life worth living. You don't have to have a job, a car or a wife for your life to have meaning. Every human being on the planet has a purpose for their existence. Should you still be looking for yours, make it your primary assignment from henceforth because until you are aware of your purpose, you are no different from a headless chicken.
2. I talk to you and I can't pinpoint the direction of your life
When you talk with people, be sure they can pinpoint what makes you tick. Be known for something. Stand for something or else you'd fall for everything. When people mention your name "John Roger", let them be able to associate you with something that makes you, YOU! When this is lacking about a man, such a man is still headless. No Identity!
This post is not to make anyone upset or depressed about the state of their life. Rather it's to serve as a reminder for anyone caught up in life's many excitements yet forgetting the sole purpose and reason for being 'here'. It is for those who are just walking and thinking "I know I'd get there someday", without actually having a destination in mind. Truth is, when you don't know where you are going, every and anywhere is a destination. People would drag you along like polythene bags and dump you whenever they feel like. You wondering the many reasons for people's misery? This is it! If you are going to get ahead of your game in life, you need a head! This cannot be overemphasized! YOU NEED A HEAD!