Hey guys, kwana biyu as the hausa will say…so as usual i’m an avid observer of the environment and i dont know why but over the past one week i’ve been paying keen interests in children…im going to talk of 3 experiences and what i learnt. Some of you might say see small boy saying children…oyo for you

So first of all last thursday i was walking to a friends ouse when i passed by a school…it was closing hour and i saw children casually walking to their parents jeeps and other classy vehicles…then suddenly i saw this boy running to his father….it caught my attention and the father lifted up his boy…they walked to a very old Peugeot Pick-up that was so rusted it didnt have lights…suddenly my heart was warmed. This boys father didnt even wear proper clothes it was obvious he was pushing hard to give his son a better life than him. This rich children didnt value their things infact most of them were grumpy but this boy knew the value of his fathers hussle. Immediately again my mind went back to all those times both in primary school and secondary school that i was for reasons that seem scrap to me now ashamed of my parents and i felt remorseful. Remorseful that i didnt love them the way this boy who dosent look a day older than 5 did. I learnt unconditional parental love from this boy

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Lesson #1….Money dosen’t matter. Family is more important

Secondly, only 2 days later, in church i saw a man and his daughter…foolishly i asked is that your daughter even though the resemblance was serious. I wanted to reach out to the baby but she was wriggling away from even her dad. He set her down and she started running towards a certain direction. Her dad just let her go and after not more than 15 steps, she fell down. As expected, she did the normal things children do, she fell but she didnt cry then suddenly she turned and saw her dad…she now shouted in tears “DADDY”. This girl reminded me of a sudden truth,  no matter how far we run from our parents, they are still our parents still our #1 liveline

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Lesson #2…Our parents matter much to us and we cant afford to run from them

My third experience was very hillarious…My mom was shouting at my junior bro for watching TV when he had assignments. Well sadly to say, im not much a big brother figure on him but that day i decided to try…I asked him, “JJ if you have juice in your bag but no buiscuit and you have just a notebook no pen, and mommy gives you 10 naira…what will you do when you reach the shop opposite the house?”…i expected this young boy to say Pen so ill relate the scale of preference to his assingments but to my astonishment he looked at me and said, “Ill buy buiscuit and borrow biro in school”. Till today, i’m flabbergasted as to how this boys reasoning was so crude and broad. On a normal day ill launch into a lecture of how this is the Nigerian mentality and how it affects Nigeria but today, im just astonished on how wise children are and how much they think. I think this child observation as kicked off by Jayda’s post last week but i was dazed. If this boys thinking is channeled in the right direction, at this young age he can give birth to many ideas. From that day, i was forced to respect my young brother. Then i saw a Shakespeare quote and he said, “If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales”…That day i reduced my brothers criticism of cartoons

Lesson #3…Intelligence is not in age…don’t be proud…Children are not less intelligent than adults, they are less informed

Lastly, i was touchced by a quote i saw on Facebook. This quote empasises the importance of family and why we should love them

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1250 facebook friends, 588 twitter followers, 743 whataspp friends, still outside the ICU he had only his wife, children and parents. For whom he never had time to spend. So dear friends, move out of the imaginary world and spend some time with family

Long post, but thanks for reading guys…love ya’ll #Learnfromchildren #Lessonsfromtheyoungergeneration #Critialthinking

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13 thoughts on “Lessons from the younger generation (LOL) – Deshi Nenkinan

  1. Lovely post Nen. The scene with the poor child was so awww. As a parent, we’ll do everything to give you a life better than the one we have.
    As for JJ, amazing kid. I’m looking forward to seeing him make millions in gold bars.
    Yesterday, I realised I still need my parents. Thank God for people who love us unconditionally.

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