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Live while you are young

26 November 2013, 17:02 Martin Beck Nworah

When first I heard this song by One Direction, I nearly travelled to Britain "just" to thank them(I'm serious). They said we should enjoy life as youths, party all we want, drink all we want and damn the consequences...really? Wait! Is that the type of life we should live while we're young and have the energy to work for our future? Certainly not! Ok, I take back my comment on going to thank them(I love the song though). Honestly, we want to have all the best things in life; cars, mansions, stadiums, hotels, investments, just name them.

But deep beneath this honest wish of succeeding in life, lies a lazy soul who is always interested in the next hot spot to waste his savings. Does it make sense to work so hard and waste it all? Does it not pain you that you're fast becoming an old adult with nothing to show for it? I doubt it.

Living while we're young doesn't mean wasting our youthful energy on things that won't count in our future. A friend of mine who lives in Manchester has a habit of disturbing me every morning with this quote, "Martin Somto Nworah, always invest in the person you'll become tomorrow". I got upset with the man that I blocked him twice and guess what, he opened new Facebook accounts and continued sending the quotes...I just grew into loving it and thanked him for being a true inspiration to me.(Even though I didn't unblock the other accounts).

We must party and have fun as young people no doubt. But we must try and do that within the confines of our future, the future that we want. If you're a lawyer, then start now to behave like one(Tip: they’re very stingy set of people...few anyway).

 All I'm saying is that when we waste our youthful days on frivolities, it will most certainly tell on our future. We must try not to live a life we will regret; trust me, regret hurts. Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you'll pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.

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