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One Lesson My Late Uncle Thought Me You Must Know

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Old age they say comes with lots of lessons, experiences that may have manifested in mistakes, loss, win, or failures.

I am not one to ignore all those listed factors.

As you grow older you will realize that you are gathering experiences by the shots life is throwing at you.

I love getting closer to old people especially the ones that the society has tagged “failure” maybe by their doings, or situations beyond their control.

Many years ago, I recall I have this uncle who appeared to be a strict man in every sense of the world.

Does he have his flaws?

That is a story for another day.

But for now, I am here to tell you one lesson that he thought me that has stuck with me ever since the incident happened.

I recall that the sun had sat quietly on that day. A family friend had called that we should visit this uncle of ours together.

The truth is I have never set my eyes on him hitherto that day.

So we arrived at his house located in the popular part of Lagos.

When we got there, we reached for the door and it accepted our plea by welcoming us in its embrace.

After greeting him, I took my seat immediately, before we knew what was happening, this man shouted at us.

While we were still in a trance contemplating if he had gone mad.

The old man later opened up that he had not offered us a sit in his house, yet we were already seated.

I realized that we were in his house and that includes we have to wait for him to offer us a seat or ask if we could be seated.

That was the first lesson he taught us when we visited him.

He argued that we should learn to ask for things that we don’t own.

I know you might argue that ordinary seat he is shouting at us, well, as small as that is, it is important not to overlook it.

That experience my friend you cannot buy from the market.

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Adetayo Omotoyosi Adeolu is a content specialist, writer, journalist, and philosopher. Adetayo Omotoyosi Adeolu helps individuals and brands become visible using content and visual promotion. AOA helps individuals and brands become visible using content and visual promotion. This process involves creating sellable content that pushes your brand to the world. It also includes social media management and digital promotion. He is currently a Post-Graduate student at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism where he is studying Print-Journalism in Lagos.

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