Is your physical appearance the REAL you? I beg to disagree, look at that man on the street in a tattered dress without shoe, you can as well believe that he is a mad man as everyone will think but becareful, he may be doing that on purpose. Examples of these are not far fetched in our environment.
What if I decide to put on a white garment and walk on the street barefooted? Majority will assume that I am a member of Celestial Church of Christ but is that the real me? I may be doing that on purpose.
What if that herbalist or an atheist decide to grow bears, put on jalabiah and an ankle trouser, I guess majority will also assume that he is a Muslim or a Tabliq but is that the real him? That appearance may also be deceptive.
Is everyone in suit and tie rushing out in the morning a civil servant? The answer is NO, I have a carpenter friend who dresses better than Directors.
WHO IS THE REAL YOU?
The real you is obviously not your physical appearance but that THING in you that DIRECTS and tell you what to do.
The real you is your REASONING
The real you is your CHARACTER
The real you is your RELATIONSHIP with others
The real you is your KNOWLEDGE
It is pathetic that we now live in a world where people are judged according to their appearance (esp dress) which in most cases is deceptive, although it is a known fact that there is a limit to the extent at which our physical appearance can decieve people, sooner or later they will find our whom we truly are.
You can wear the best dress to attend an interview, that will only earn you two to three mark but the real you will earn you the job. If you have experienced a sitiation where people suddenly withdraw from you, it may be that you have successfully decieve them to be with you in the first place. BE REAL
CLOTH only covers NAKEDNESS
Physique only proves BEAUTY
REASONING justifies DIGNITY
CHARACTER tells who you ATTRACT
RELATIONSHIP with others shows INTELLIGENCE
KNOWLEDGE you acquire determines your INDEPENDENCE
It is on this note that I wish to say that we should always look before we leap though all golds are glitter but all glitters are not gold, it will be fool of anyone to judge a book by the cover because the content determines what kind of book it is.
Before you go out with that friend. – KNOW HIM
Before you believe that religion leader – EXAMINE HIM
Before you vote for that leader. – TEST HIM
Before you take that post on social media serious – KNOW THE SOURCE, VERIFY AND DIGEST.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA
©LUQMAN A. ALAWODE