Every day is an opportunity for us to aim for the best and our daily lives should aim at improving the lives of others. I just greeted you in Bachama (Bwatiye) language of the Southern part of Adamawa State, North-Eastern Nigeria. I am always delighted to come your way on Versus Series and I am here to represent the male folks today. Let’s proceed straight into business.
There are situations that make a young man to take a position, when this is happening, various persons involved in the issue starts analyzing the situation as it best suits them. They come up with various postulations which is subjected to who they want to join issues with and the person that will be apportioned blame. Let’s think together about Thought vs Taught
Thought, as described by the dictionary is, “form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.” In child development, psychologists have identified four cognitive stages which are sensorimotor stage from birth to ages 2; Preoperational stage between ages 2-7; concrete operational stage from ages 7-11 and Formal Operational Stages from ages 11 upward. Cognitive skills include attention, short and long term memory, logic and reasoning, auditory processing, visual processing and processing speed. This shows that from birth every child has an innate ability to think, think right and think through. Then over the years, he or she can make a position especially a helpful one.
Taught, in this context, is attributed to the person behind the scene controlling the man in the eye of the storm. When it is presumed that the young man is being taught- it is usually when there are issues between his parents and his extended families. If the man is mediating and people feels offended. Such a person would be tagged as being “taught” by his mother. Another scenario is when the young man has a nuclear family and he is taking certain responsibilities as the man of his house and his family feels deprived of getting him to do their bidding- his wife would be tagged as his new teacher.
What is the drift of this discussion today? We are all products of our thoughts, as the Bible says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so he is…” Proverbs 23:7. If you think the young man has no thinking faculty, that is how you will keep seeing him; if you think he is being controlled by his mother or wife; that’s the reflection you will always see of him.
Having said that, I want you to know that we keep raising a generation of hatred, bitterness and fake people because of where we have placed them as people who need to be pushed into thinking. Those who dislike those thinking right are largely those who do not want correction.
What do you think about those who are all out to ensure you succeed while trying to correct you? Who are those that you presume are teaching them?
Be glad to raise people who can think, respect their positions and evaluate your deeds rightly.
Think on this!