Glamorising failure

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failure is oddly liberating. it has the potential to exonerate you from shame which could strip you of your ambition. which means that you’ll stop trying. you could start to say, “why try again if I’ll just end up failing?” that’s how people become bottom feeders who only “go with the flow.”

there’s nothing wrong with going with the flow but there’s a thin line between going with the flow and becoming flotsam. life is generous and if all you’re interested in is simply “daily bread”, then life will provide you with that but trust that with that decrease in expectations will come a reduction in standard of living.

if care is not taken, you become one of those people who glamorise failure but secretly hates everyone who’s doing well and has something that we secretly want. acclimatising to failure is one of the fastest ways to become a failure and then become a hater. I’ll end this season by quoting J. Cole who said, “if you believe in God, then one thing’s for sure: if you don’t aim too high, then you aim too low.”

Until next season, this is Cruise Control and I’m Oloye Emeka saying, life na cruise, catch am.