Drawing Lessons From The Human Body

The Human Body
“… the entire structure of a human being and comprises a head, neck, trunk (which includes the thorax and abdomen), arms and hands, legs and feet. Every part is composed of various types of cell”.
Let’s scratch the surface of Biology a little shall we?

The human body has systems in place to enable it operate effectively and efficiently. These systems include the nervous system, the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory or cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the integumentary system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, the immune system, and the endocrine system…

These systems control the other organs and cells in the body. While some organs do major jobs, without the help of the seemingly smaller systems in the body, the body will not function properly.
So, let’s assume that the platelets decide not to clot blood… and you have a deep cut, that is it oooo! It’s unto bleeding to death. Haha!

Or your digestive system decides that it is tired of being the system extracting waste from the body… Um. Yeah. Imagine what will happen…

However, do you know that many Nigerians alter the structure of Nigeria every day without even breaking a sweat? “How?” You may ask. It could be by neglecting your duties as a good citizen –collecting/giving bribe, refusing to vote, voting based on sentiments and not what is good for the Nation, littering, breaking traffic rules… to mention a few.

You are important to Nigeria no matter how small you think you are. Think of yourself –Your ideas, talents, skills, expertise, smile, personality- as the little cells in the body that the body cannot do without.

As a leader in the political sphere, think of yourself as any of the major systems that the rest of the body needs to function properly. Your decisions, the way you manage resources, the way you work with your team members and citizens… they add up to the success story of Nigeria.

Rick Warren said “it is always easier to stand on the sidelines and take shots at those who are serving than it is to get involved and make a contribution” and I couldn’t agree more.

Some Nigerians have pitched their tents on “Critique land” and have nothing good to say about Nigeria and Nigerians who are making albeit little contributions to the image and growth of Nigeria, meanwhile they are not lifting a finger where this country is concerned.

Mrs C.M Udenyi said, “we have our bodies to remind us every day about the importance of doing our bit no matter where we find ourselves, so we do not have an excuse”. Since we go everywhere with our bodies… anytime we are tempted to falter, let our bodies remind us that we have to play our part well, towards a better Nigeria.

The ones that upset me the most, are the people who do not even live in Nigeria, who have decided that they are never coming back to Nigeria, and talk so carelessly about the fact that “Nigeria will never be great”, making comparisons with other countries and what they have done to make life better for the citizens and immigrants. If you know so much, why aren’t you in your country making these “things” happen?

I heard someone say once “if you do not have any good thing to say about someone, don’t say anything at all” and I will like to add that, if you have not tried to make an impact, a contribution, a meaningful addition to how you left a place… you do not have any right to judge the people in that position.

Enough of the talking and complaining… let’s get to work. No one will fix our country for us but ourselves. Let’s make a difference in the country every day in our own little way.
I hope this got you to #muse.

Making a Difference


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