Living in Bondage- Trying to Be Someone Else

Reasons why follow-follow is not good

Who remembers this classic? Let’s just do a quick recap:

Andy, a man driven to desperation, joins a cult and sacrifices his wife to be rich like his good friend, Paul. Andy did make some good money, but his in-laws suspect foul play in the circumstances around their daughter’s death, so he is made an outcast. His health also becomes shaky, he faints during his wedding to his second wife, he is haunted by his late wife’s ghost, he is promised to be set free by being castrated and blinded to which he runs away to live under a bridge and eventually runs mad.

Follow-follow only makes you a slave to your idol, like you are trying to wear someone else’s head. Here are reasons why you shouldn’t do that.

  1. You Will Almost Certainly Fail
    I mean, how did such a young man like his friend have that much affluence with no plain source of income? Andy failed because he could not to risk it all to be like his friend. Opportunities for failure will overwhelm you and you will fail.

2. You Will Always Feel Out of Place
Paul did not force Andy remember? After all the wealth Andy did accrue, he was still an outcast to his in-laws and not big enough for his elder cult members! You will be loved for you. Not some fake egotistical figure with some change in his pocket.

3. It Will Never Be Enough
He wanted more till he was forced to run into hiding under a bridge, living like a mad man for fear of bodily harm. How can that give you joy?

4. You Push People Away
You no longer have real friends. Everybody sees that what’s most important to you is your affluence so they play along till that’s all you’re good for.

How can you seriously have friends when this is what you do behind closed doors?

5. You Will Be Lost
Everyone has their own path on this journey called life. If Andy had persevered a little longer, don’t you think he would’ve lived a better life in the end?

Look, your past is different, you can’t always expect what worked for the goose to work for the gander. Look for what you’re doing wrong, not what you’re doing against someone else’s standards and make your path clear.

As Nigerians popularly say, “Wetin you dey find go Sokoto,dey your sokoto”. Direct translation: “What you are looking for in Sokoto, is in your pocket” 
Meaning: What you are looking for is around you somewhere, so just persevere and you will find it.

Be ready to work for your money, one step at a time and , you’ll get there.

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