I Am Me, You Are You – Note To Self
Life is a competition, a race, a battle, and a lot of other things. In the midst of it all, never forget, I am me and you are you.
We all want the best out of life, some will get it, some won’t. Of those who will, some will get it early, others will get it later. I cannot pace myself by the speed others are moving at.
Some take life as a sprint, others take it as a series of sprints, some others take it as a marathon. In the midst of it all, I will never forget that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
I know the car I want to buy, I see my mates riding in it already. I love living in Lagos, but I hate the traffic, having a helicopter won’t hurt. I will love to give my wife her dream life of flying off to whatever country of the world she fancies, a private jet would make that even sweeter. I want a duplex in one of the highbrow area of Lagos too. Having a couple of millions or billions will enable all of that.
My mates are already living that life, but my mates are already getting buried too.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Should I also say, always the pallbearer, never the corpse?
We all want the best out of life, but our definition of “best” differs. I want a Toyota, you want a Lexus. Neither of us is wrong. I want a tall wife, you prefer a short one, best of luck to both of us. I can tell you are going the wrong way, I try to correct you, you go ahead just to spite me, once again, I am me, and you are you.
It is cos we’ll each either get in trouble or earn commendations, that’s why we were given names at birth. It’s cos I am destined for a different type of greatness, that’s why my parents opted for the name I was given. I don’t know why you bear your own name, but I do know everyone will answer to their own name eventually.
I am me and can never be you, you are you and can never be me.