Everybody wants a key that can open any lock - master key; but nobody wants a lock that more than one key can open - useless lock. This is the world we live in.
When a man has a good car it attracts more ladies to him. When a lady has a good car it repels guys away from her. This is the world we live in.
A teenage boy impregnates his teenage girlfriend. The girl drops out of school, the boy continues his education. This is the world we live in.
A guy catches his girlfriend with another guy, he fights his girlfriend. A lady catches her guy with another lady, she fights the other lady. This is the world we live in.
The older a man becomes, the higher the number of ladies available for him. The older a lady becomes the fewer the number of guys available for her. This is the world we live in.
A 76 year old man can still marry a 26 year old lady. A 36 year old lady is tagged too old to get married. This is the world we live in.
A man divorces his wife today and the next day he is dating other ladies. Six months later he is married. While the divorced woman is labeled a divorcee and remains single six years later. This is the world we live in.
A married man is caught in bed with another woman, his wife is asked to forgive him and move on. A married woman is caught in bed with another man, the husband asks her to leave his house. This is the world we live in.
A man gets transferred by his company to another state, the entire family relocates with him. The woman gets transferred to another state, she goes alone or resigns from the job. This is the world we live in.
A man rises to be the CEO of the company, he got there by hard work and determination. A woman rises to be the CEO of the company, she got there by sleeping with the Board members. This is the world we live in.
Facts like these make some ladies angry at the world and channeling the anger towards men. For me, that is not the right card to play.
Understanding the world you live in should help you play a better game. Playing a better game involves answering the following questions.
What can you change?
What can you avoid?
What can you live with?
You may not be able to stop the rain from falling but you can carry an umbrella with you. That is what personal leadership is about.
Written by Mute Efe
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