WRITTEN BY NZEH UCHE
A farmer tills the land and prepares it with fertilizer so that it will be ready to receive seeds. Then he scatters the seed on the tilled ground, waters it, and allows it to grow. Let me illustrate better with an example so as to pass the message across.
Two farmers each owned a hectare of land and cultivated the same crops on them. Let’s assume their names were John and James. John went as far as borrowing funds to buy fertilizers and pests control and James saw no necessity to it. At harvest, the fertilized and pest controlled farmland yielded far better quality and more in quantity than the unfertilized. John paid all he owed and still had plenty more gain.
Now, here is the catch—you don’t really need to look critically or utilize the mind’s eye to see or know why one yielded more than the other. John knew how important the crops were and fed them with plant’s bread and fish to grow.
Relating this to our everyday living, as a parent, guardian or superior, what type of bread have you been feeding yourself and those under you? Bread and fish in this content are the path guide to growing founded in restrictions and substances to sustainability. Every human needs these two in a combined meal to overcome the hurdles of life.
Did you notice the use of “path guide to growing”?
Well, 'growing' is used because it is a continuous process; anyone that stops growing starts dying (yes it’s a cliché, but the truth is laced around it). The world suffers in various walks of life at the hands of leaders that were either fed stones and snakes or bread crumbs and gills in place of bread and fish (priceless morals and restrictions). So, in other words, you are what you eat.
If John the successful farmer had given his crops half rations of what was needed or grew them in a bad farming foundation, his harvest would also have been half good or totally bad.
If you were wondering why it’s important to provide for yourselves and others this nutritious meal of bread and fish, I will help you catch up. Below are two major reasons out of many, a person needs this meal that would serve as sustenance in this ever growing and changing world.
REST OF MIND
Whatever you give, you will get back; what you sow, you shall reap (evergreen platitude). What is given determines what will be received. A child or a subordinate that is well rooted in the morals of life would most definitely allow the community, parents or superior the sweet atmospheres of “rest of mind”.
So many people crave for a better tomorrow but forgetting that the tomorrow’s leaders are the today’s younger generations always watching their display of immaturity, envy, impatience and every other thing that love is not. Allow me to use another evergreen saying, “tomorrow is pregnant and no one knows the child that would be birthed by it”. But let me say this; anyone who is taught well and is well prepared would be able to manage more than 50% of what his/her tomorrow holds.
Remember! A farmer knows that if he plants maize, he will never get yam. That’s just impossible! Maize produces maize. Yam produces yam. And for those who have never given up on a better tomorrow, we are to work together serving each other the bread and fish that would keep our hearts and hope beating hard.