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Loving your profession

04 September 2014, 14:02 Jibunor George Chuks

Every profession you choose as a career, you must see a reason why you should do it and not only doing but doing it well, all to the benefit of all those which will be affected by it. Someone's profession is what he or she actually loved to do, not what he/she partially chose to because he doesn't have a choice for survival. This is why we are still not getting it right in our country Nigeria.

Chosen to join army because you want to revenge or because you want to parade yourself as an army officer who is above the law, probably because of the respect people give them. Same thing in the league of politics; so many people are just there because of the massive benefit it provides. We all know that the quickest thing to do now and get money so easily is to join politics. Politics is a business of risks and of high profits.

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Education has gone totally bad because those that are meant to teach don't teach rather they prefer to lecture. Lecturing by believing that the child have grabbed everything from secondary school thereby not even finding out if the student knows it or not. All is because they believed you are supposed to know it before entering into the university.

There was a certain movie titled ''The Spectacular Now'' for those of us that watches movies; it goes this way! A certain teacher said to one of his student when he found out that the student's performance has been poor. He called him into his office, offered him seat and said to him; son, what happened, I found out that in the last assignment that I gave that your performance was very poor. Then, the student was trying to make up stories; but the teacher turn to him and said, I don't want you to fail as my student, because if you fail, which means I have failed too in my work.

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But I want you to pass because I love my job, and when you pass, it equally means I have passed in my work as your teacher. Isn't that beautiful! Yeah it is. Not in a country where those who lectures you wants you to fail, forgetting that when you fail as a student, they too, equally have failed as teachers or lecturers. Develop love towards what you do, and you will make sure that people around you equally loves that which you do. Our leaders have failed because they don't have love for what they do, only interest is what they are to benefit. Let's develop love towards what we do and it will help us to do our job well to the benefit of all..

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