Muli Shani,

It is such a great opportunity coming your way again this week. Hope you have been making the best of this month? It’s way more than half, what have we achieved so far? I am saying “hi” in Bemba language of Zambia.

I will be starting this edition with the post proverbial of a saying in Yorùbá language. *A forewarned crippled man does not die in the war; howbeit, the wise one.  Let’s go on with the topic of today, Forewarning vs Rescuing.

Forewarning is the phenomenon of listening to a counsel, a plead in other to change direction or a course of planned action. People are forewarned by a still silent voice (conscience), by a clergy, by an experienced elderly person, by a wise contemporary or from the story of others. There are many resources that can aid one’s wisdom in recent times.

Military Rescue Team
Rescuing is a state of allowing others to make a horrible mistake, intentionally or unintentionally, before they are corrected. Some people do wait for others to fall and fail before coming to their rescue, this is an awful style of leadership. Many times, rescued people learn lessons in a very hard way, they serve as a deterrent for others. There is usually a scar from such an experience.

It is usually cheaper to hearken when one is forewarned while it might be deadly and to await being rescued by others. What are those habits and lifestyles that you have been advised to desist from but you think it is a strategy to deny you “enjoying the pleasures life”. Do not wait for your health and wealth to yearn for rescuing.

The Nigerian government have announced that people should leave flood prone areas, have people responded to this forewarning?

Everyone who has the opportunity of forewarning people should do it wholeheartedly and not wait for the time in which people need to be rescued.

Have you been forewarned; it is the best form of rescue than waiting to be rescued when the chips are down. Learn to act based on tip offs. 

Have a nice day!



*The Yorùbá  proverb
“Ogun awitele ki pa aro; iyen aro to ba gbon!”

(c)Olutayo IRAN-TIOLA, Lagos, Nigeria
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