The Double Digits of Engr Adeniji Raji

“When you look back over 80 years, I hope that your memories are warm ones. When you celebrate today, I hope that your heart is filled with love and joy. When you look forward to the future, I hope that all your dreams and wishes come true.”

Recently, I was ruminating on life and the frenzy of “double digits”. I asked myself, how many people do cross into three digits of life and if one is fortunate to cross, one cannot spend as much as he did in the double digits phase of life.

When one starts leaving the 6th floor, the face and look changes, when you hold the person’s picture, you will wonder, if that was the youthful look of the person in front of you!

Interestingly, that is the time wherein all the experiences and lessons of life would have made the person a sage!

The Elders have seen a lot and it behooves the younger ones to take instructions, sit at their feet to learn, and document all the wise sayings and anecdotes. However, in the case of the revered Engr Adeniji Raji. He has documented it for us to read and take lessons. We are the ones to unravel the secrets that can guide us.

Engr Raji’s autobiography is a rich compendium of history; an in-depth journey from the cradle until he moved up the social strata. There are many stories that would motivate one to hold on to the right values and the creator will reward one in the nick of time.

The World stood still to celebrate him at 80! Are you also trucking towards such a time when you will look back with gratitude but never stop to find ways of making the world a better place for all.

Olutayo IRANTIOLA

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