Shuttling from bus to bus is spiced with drama, laughter and irritation. You meet the good, the bad and the ugly. On this fateful day, the bus I boarded had a preacher.We do bump into them occasionally but this particular one struck me with his message.
He was talking about enemies( I used to think Durella and Timaya were the only ones that had enemies because they were all singing about enemies) but it is not so. According to the preacher, people had pictures of their supposed enemies and they raise prayer point against these people. He was like it was better to pray that one is at peace with his maker than pray for ones enemies to die. There was the likelihood that a person may be his own enemy and in turn pray for his/her death or downfall.
Another thing that struck me was how he gave instances of how certain professions were not human-friendly and could be potential enemies. For instance, a doctor income increases with the increase of sick people. His business thrives only in a diseased community, isn't it? The preacher made sense though.
This one is easy to relate with. The guy who sells coffins makes huge profit with the increase in the number of deaths. Does that mean that his prayer point would be for people to die so he would have customers? Your guess is as good as mine. But if he is not available who would make coffins?
Someone like me I am very happy when dollar in creases because international freelancing jobs pay in dollars and that means more money for me. Does that make me an enemy of progress??? Knowing that increase in dollar rates brings inflation in the Nigerian economy. Every Tom, Dick and Harry would want to inlfate the prices of their commodity with the dollar increase trend.
I saw a display picture that engineering is the only profession that makes profit through solving problems. How true is this? Come to think of it, the lawyer gets busy with increased crime rates, the mechanic's business blossoms with the breaking down of many vehicles. Law Enforcement officials get working with increased crimes. If all the students were brilliant then there would be no need for teachers to teach.
Long and short of this turanchi is that all professions exist to solve a need no matter how critical they appear. And we should be careful who we tag as enemies becuase man might be his own enemy. It is best to be at peace with ones self, Maker and neighbours.