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I turn 25 in two days time. I don’t know why but that’s a particularly scary number. Actually I do know why: at the absolute best, that’s a quarter of my life complete. At the worst, well it’s a lot more than a quarter. It seems like a fitting time to think back to what I’ve learned in life. Business, friendship, ambition, creativity. Whilst the road has hardly been figured out yet (seems like quite the opposite in recent months), there’s a few things that have stuck so far and that I try to keep in mind.

1. There’s never a right moment. Don’t wait for all the cards to line up or for things to settle down. If you want it but don’t have the time, then find the time by eliminating other, less-worthy parts of the day. Creativity is boosted through constraint so if you really…

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Ayo Sogunro

Dear Sadiq Abacha,

I do not know you personally, but I admire your filial bravery—however misguided—in defending the honour of your father, the late General Sani Abacha. This in itself is not a problem; it is an obligation—in this cultural construct of ours—for children to rise to the defence of their parents, no matter what infamy or perfidy the said parent might have dabbled in.

The problem I have with your letter, however, arises from two issues: (i) your disparaging of Wole Soyinka, who—despite your referral to an anecdotal opinion that calls him as “a common writer”—is a great father figure, and a source of inspiration, to a fair number of us young Nigerians; and (ii) your attempt to revise Nigerian history and substitute our national experience with your personal opinions.

Therefore, it is necessary that we who are either Wole Soyinka’s “socio-political” children, or who are ordinary Nigerians…

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Graduation speech

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The following is the graduation speech I wrote for my university:

Dear fellow students, parents, brothers and sisters, children, faculty and staff: welcome to the graduation ceremony for the class of 2009. It is one of the four great days of medical school and I am honored to be given the chance to speak with you about the achievements of the 152 people who are graduating today. As a group we have published papers, presented at conferences, nailed a one-in-a-million diagnosis, gotten married, had children, and won the coed intramural volleyball championship.

These past four years will certainly be memorable to me for a very long time. Although it has taken us only four years to complete medical school, some of us have aged much more than that. Whenever I am at a bar and ordering a drink, I pull out my driver’s license to show my age only to…

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When They Don’t Love You Back

Thought Catalog

There’s a strange feeling that sometimes overcomes us when we’re reaching out to someone, this feeling of acute embarrassment. “Are we bothering them?” we ask ourselves, and almost wanting to apologize for even sending a message in the first place. It’s as though our very presence in their lives is a nuisance, and our efforts to connect as friends or lovers is one that only complicates things for them. We want to say, “I’m sorry that I want to talk to you, it’s weird and I should probably stop.”

The thing is, you can feel when you’re bothering someone. It’s not difficult to tell when you are the one who is always reaching out, always initiating contact, always starting the conversation. You realize in a way that is at once terribly humiliating and almost masochistically sweet that you are the one chasing after them. When they grant you with their…

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Simply stated, we need to get rid of some players…it is that simple…arsenal flying now because they had to “shed weight”.. We have ImageToo many players in our squad that are below par. we need to get rid of them as well as look for credible replacement for the old pillars of the team. the Game against man city made it clear to all, changes has to be made. i am going to list the players that are not befitting of a team like United
1. Anderson
2. Young
3. Valencia
the next few are on the list but they get a little “pass” because they are still young
4. Cleverly
5. Welbeck
6.Smalling
7. buttner
8. Evans
the old pillars that must leave/find replacements
8. Evra
9. Ferdinand
10. Giggs
we need to spend, focus on credible youth players. SAF’s magic is gone, the team must move on

 

I think digital textbooks are better than traditional textbooks. First of all, they represent a technological advancement with the goal of being conservative with the available natural resources. Digital or online textbooks are ecologically friendly as they do not require cutting of trees to make printing paper. They are also portable. Traditional textbooks are physically bigger, hefty and very heavy and can be worrisome for students. Online textbook options allow the students the ease of portability. Online books are also more accessible. Rather than going to bookstores, the ease of accessibility is afforded for online books with the use of the internet. Online books are also cheaper, and offer a better way of sharing information globally. For example, it is easier and cheaper to share books online around the world than actually sending printed books. Online resources and books are also editable and can be updated with new information and upgrades than the traditional books.  Also, there are audio textbooks which present a different option than the traditional textbooks, allowing students to listen to the books at any time. Also online textbooks also come with easy search tools, allowing students to quickly sieve through the books to get specific information. This is an upgrade on the traditional bibliography provided in traditional books which can take a long time with searching. There are other special features provided with digital textbooks not provided in traditional textbooks e.g.  Interactive models, moveable shapes and diagrams, videos etc.

Overall, while choosing either online textbook option or the traditional textbooks is an individual decision, the shift to a more technological based world makes it logical and reasonable to choose online textbooks than traditional textbooks.

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love styles

hi people that visit my blog! im not one to write about relationship issues but i came across this  in school and decided to share it. you can download the original files below or proceed to read

Love Attitudes Scale

INSTRUCTIONS

Get out a piece of paper. Number that piece of paper from 1 to 42. For each of the 42 statements, write down the number that most nearly describes your attitudes or beliefs. Some of the items refer to a specific love relationship, while others refer to general attitudes and beliefs about love. Whenever possible, answer the questions with your current partner in mind. If you are not currently dating, answer the questions with your most recent partner in mind. If you have never been in love or in a relationship before, answer in terms of what you think your responses would most likely be.

on on a scale of 1 to 5:

1 = strongly disagree

2 = disagree

3 = neutral

4 = agree

5 = strongly agree

1. My partner and I were attracted to each other immediately after we first met.

2. I try to keep my lover a little uncertain about my commitment to him/her.

3. It is hard to say exactly where friendship ends and love begins.

4. I consider what a person is doing to become in life before I commit myself to him/her.

5. When things aren’t right with my lover and me, my stomach gets upset.

6. I try to always help my lover through difficult times.

7. My partner and I have the right physical “chemistry” between us.

8. I believe that what my lover doesn’t know about me won’t hurt him/her.

9. Genuine love first requires caring for a while.

10. I try to plan my life carefully before choosing a lover.

11. When my love affairs break up, I get depressed.

12. I would rather suffer myself than let my lover suffer.

13. Our lovemaking is very intense and satisfying.

14. I have sometimes had to keep two of my lovers from finding out about each other.

15. I expect to always be friends with the one I love.

16. It is best to love someone with a similar background.

17. Sometimes I get so excited about being in love that I can’t sleep.

18. I cannot be happy unless I place my lover’s happiness before my own.

19. I feel that my lover and I were meant for each other.

20. I can get over love affairs pretty easily and quickly.

21. The best kind of love grows out of a long friendship.

22. A main consideration in choosing a lover is how he/she reflects on my family.

23. When my lover doesn’t pay attention to me, I feel sick all over.

24. I am usually willing to sacrifice my own wishes to let my lover achieve his/hers.

25. My partner and I became emotionally involved rather quickly.

26. My partner would get upset if he/she knew some of the things I’ve done with other people.

27. Our friendship merged gradually into love over time.

28. An important factor in choosing a partner is whether or not he/she will be a good parent.

29. When I am in love, I have trouble concentrating.

30. Whatever I own is my lover’s to use as he/she chooses.

31. My partner and I really understand each other.

32. When my lover gets too dependent on me, I want to back off a little.

33. Love is really a deep friendship not a mysterious, mystical emotion.

34. One consideration in choosing a partner is how he/she will reflect on my career.

35. I cannot relax if I suspect that my lover is with someone else.

36. When my lover gets angry with me, I still love him/her fully and unconditionally.

37. My partner fits my ideal standards of physical beauty/handsomeness.

38. I enjoy playing the “game of love” with a number of different partners.

39. My most satisfying love relationships have been developed from good friendships.

40. Before getting very involved with anyone, I try to figure out how compatible his/her hereditary background is with mine in case we ever have children.

41. If my lover ignores me for a while, I do stupid things to get his/her attention back.

42. I would endure all things for the sake of my lover.

MORE INSTRUCTIONS

Now, add up your scores for each group of numbers below. Higher scores indicate higher levels of that love style.

Pragma– Add numbers for items: 4, 10, 16, 22, 28, 34, & 40

Eros– Add numbers for items: 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, 31, & 37

Ludus– Add numbers for items: 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32, & 38

Storge– Add numbers for items: 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, 33, & 39

Mania– Add numbers for items: 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, 35, & 41

Agape– Add numbers for items: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, & 42

additional files to download – love styles las results Love Attitudes Scale

Oladimeji ‏@aya…

Oladimeji ‏@ayanzbreeze
” little things wit big consequences…ALL is vanity…our fragility is just another reason pointing to d fact that our stay here is temporary”

Man Proposes, God Disposes

Man proposes, God disposes

We all go through that phase during our early years where everything we want to be in the future becomes a calculation in our minds. We calculate when we finish from school, get a job, marry, and retire etc. in our heads. The reality however is that a lot of those plans do not come as planned. “Man proposes, God disposes” in my own words means that we make plans for the future but it is uncertain whether they will turn out the way we have planned.The saying “man proposes, God disposes” has had a personal link to me. When I was much younger, I had my future in calculation. I calculated when I would finish my education, become a successful medical doctor, marry my long time crush and live happily ever after. So much for a boy’s dreams! Right now, I am not in line with the timeline I set then but it will be fair to say that setting those goals has helped me up to this point. Having such ideas gave me set goals on what to accomplish in life and at a certain point and how to go about getting them. I am transferring with the aim to keep up with the goals that I set while I was much younger. I hope to finish up with the pre-med degree necessary for me to be a suitable candidate for a medical school, complete the other necessary requirements and get admitted. Hopefully I will have enough time to catch up on those goals I set some 13 years ago.