TWO SEPERATE INCIDENT INFORMED THIS WRITE UP
Two separate incidence informed this write-up.
Firstly, I recently met a Professor of Philosophy and he was glad when he was told that I am a student of Philosophy. As our discussion progressed, I fell in love with his deep knowledge of Philosophy.
He then asked me about Aristocratic metaphysics (It was my field definitely, it was time to show him how knowledgeable I am also), but just then I relaxed a little, smiled and decided not to say anything. The Professor went on to dismantle "Aristocratic metaphysics". Despite all my knowledge of the said topic, he said so many things I haven't heard about "Aristocratic metaphysics". I learnt, re-learnt and un-learnt that day, I was filled.
Secondly, Matthew is my very good friend and I call him "music himself". When it comes to music I respect him and am yet to see any musical instrument he isn't skilled in. I am about 7 years older than him but once it involves learning any musical stuff, I try as much as possible to remain humble while learning. It hasn't been an issue to me until another of my friend recently asked how I feel learning from a small boy something I ought to know, he added that it is quite embarrassing and insulting.
I went home and kept thinking about what he told me and wondered if I was doing the right thing.
Then, I picked my pen and jotted down the following in my diary.
From the first story,
1. Do not pass any opportunity to learn and grow. Avoid been proud
2. Do not always be in a hurry to show off your knowledge, there might still be sense in someone's nonsense
3. It is stupid of you to be competing with people you should be learning from
4. Avoid "I too know" when you are with people who are more read, more sophisticated and more enlightened than you
From the second story,
1. Your goal shouldn't be to be better than anyone but to be better than you used to be
2. Shark is the king of the ocean while lion is the king of the jungle. A lion cannot hunt in the ocean neither can a shark hunt in the jungle. There is certainly where you are good at and there is where some other person is far more better than you
3. Razor blade is sharp but isn't needed when we want to cut a tree. Axe that is needed to cut down a tree is not needed to cut hair....
Appreciate and encourage one another
Valentine Justin Obi
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