TS COLUMNIST: Morbid Sense of Entitlement and the Shackles they Bring by Segun Awosanya [OPEN]


Since every youth feels eligible to run for President or Governor come 2019. Can I at least share this with you as something you may never learn in any political college or Business school.

Right from my tender age I never felt it was right for me to make demands from anyone. There’s no such grounds to feel entitled to anything (thanks to my stern mum). I’m the type that really don’t appreciate listening to the tale of how my paternal ancestors made it to relevance from the Stone Age, just because I asked for something however entitled.

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So fast forward to now, people who you make demands from for personal issues even where you’ve been making deposits in cash or kind will have a hold on you. Such people will never speak well of you or recommend you for anything, were it is in their power except in cases where they deem you fit as a doppelgänger (puppet, stooge or effigy).

You will be loved, respected, appreciated and cherished if you keep your relationships (business & personal) highly professional while keeping your essence. You may want to know what others think when your name is mentioned, enough to know what you mean to them (family inclusive). Someone once said friendship lasts longer only if none of the parties ask to borrow money.

When you owe no man nothing, but what you genuinely represent to them, (service, love, sincerity, credibility etc) you have no need to cringe or mince words while speaking to them and they would forever love to recommend or support your future endeavors. The down sides may however be reduced to the loss of your attention to their cause should you rise above your present position in awareness of your God ordained journey in life.

Stop asking for help where you can as well and be patient enough to trust that God is with you. There’s no short cut in life. No man can elevate you without repercussion or strings attached. Let God raise you at the ordained time and you’ll be free indeed.

This is the root of corruption in our society, the politicians themselves are under immeasurable pressure to pay back favors to those who’s been there for them in their tribulation and sometimes the debt is daunting enough to make you steal. Not to mention the pressure from society feeling entitled simply because you grew up there, worship in the same church or mosque, peers, colleagues in school, families with children who needs employment etc…

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Think about it, how can I even speak freely today if I’m under the remote of some folks who feel I owe my existence to them? You are important to this Nation and before you manifest, drop those attitudes that need not come with you to that future. What you don’t have for now, you don’t need.

For your voice to penetrate the noisy communication platforms out there, you must have credibility, character, clarity, competence and capability. Your signal to noise ratio must be distinct without any form of weakness that may be the window through which you can be drowned. No one wins in a sprint while shackled to dead weights of demands and dependency.

In a society that condemns people with deep conviction and incriminate you for your scrupulous intellectual honesty, you can either swim or drown but I assure you it’s going to keep raining. This is the definition of Life, it doesn’t get any easier, you get Stronger.

There’s nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself. Know yourself and conquer you…the world will cease to be a problem.

“He who devotes himself to service with a clear conscience, will day by day obtain the necessity for it in greater measure, and will continually grow richer in faith. The path of service can hardly be trodden by one who is not prepared to renounce self-interest, and to recognize the conditions of his birth. Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make not only for our own happiness but that of the world at large.”

Power has been noted by many scholars in the parlance of Philiosophy to attract the corruptible. It is best we suspect any who seek it without tangible cum verifiable influence or impact on our collective society.

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SEGA (’Segun SEGA Awosanya) is a Masters Degree Holder from the prestigious University of Lagos, in the Department of Estate Management. A disciplined result oriented, energetic creative and technical director, media marketing consultant, broadcast engineer, researcher and realtor with over 16 years track record of creating and developing highly successful and innovative advertising, brand, information technology technical support and direct marketing campaigns (driven by strategy and powered by business objectives). His strength include developing and delivering total value proposition strategy documents, user centric designs, brand development/reincarnation on diverse media and excellent implementation of skills across a variety of platforms with a proven record in managing teams, training, building and maintaining client relationship. He has consulted as well as worked for several entities amongst which are; CIS (Children’s International School project), MDSi (France), Compunethix, Twice as Nice Productions, Dina-Emms, Supermaster, Grant Properties, Dove Media, Entertainment Highway (HiTV), Sulphur Streams Oil and Gas, Westchase Oil and Gas, Advantium Oil & Gas, Bluebird Capital, Bluebird Technologies, Bluecore Technologies, Anabel Mobile, SEWA Assets Management, Brandworths Communications (South Africa), Major political parties in Nigeria (APC, PDP) just to mention but a few. As a trained Broadcast Engineer in Hypercable, Lyon, France, he currently serves as; the Chairman of Aliensmedia Communications (an ICT firm), Managing Director in Brandworths Communication (a South African based firm), Vice-President of SEWA Assets Management and Director in the Westchase (Oil & Gas, Entertainment and Media) initiative. He presently consults for several firms, Government and Non-Governmental Organizations in and out of the country on technology, business strategy, political communication, real estate and media matters. He is happily married to OdeziAwosanya (an Estate Surveyor &Valuer) and they both have a charming son Jaden AdeoluwaUzoezi and a beautiful princess AylaAdeolaEniyome. Follow me on Twitter: @segalink

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