Knowledge Reflection

Humbly Teaching

A young man meets an old man and asks him:

– Do you remember me?

And the old man says NO.

Then the young man says that he was his student.

And the teacher asks:

– What are you doing, what do you do for a living?

The young man responds:

– Well, I became a teacher.

– Oh, good, like me? – said the old man

– Yes. Actually, I became a teacher because you inspired me to be like you.

The old man, curious, asks the young man what moment inspired him to become a teacher.

And the young man tells the following story:

– One day, a friend of mine, also a student, arrived with a beautiful new watch, and I decided I wanted it for myself and I stole it, took it out of his pocket. Soon after, my friend noticed the theft and immediately complained to our teacher, who was you. So, you stopped the class and said:

– Your friend’s watch was stolen during class today. Whoever stole it, return it.

– I didn’t return it because I didn’t want to.

So you closed the door and told us all to get up and you were going to rummage through our pockets until we found the watch. But, he told us to close our eyes, because he would only look if we all had our eyes closed.

So we did, and you went from pocket to pocket, and when you got to mine, you found the watch and took it.

You kept looking for everyone’s pockets and when you said: – “Open your eyes. We already have the watch.”

You didn’t tell me anything and you never mentioned the episode. You never said who stole the watch. That day, you saved my dignity forever.

It was the most shameful day of my life.

But it was also the day my dignity was saved from becoming a thief, a bad person, etc. You never said anything to me, and even though you didn’t scold me or call my attention to give me a moral lesson, I got the message clearly.

And thanks to you, I understood that this is what a true educator should do. Do you remember that episode, professor?

And the teacher replies:

– “I remember the situation, the stolen watch, which I was looking for in everyone, but I don’t remember you, because I also closed my eyes while looking.”

Knowledge Reflection

Money flows to…

Money flows to individuals who create unique solutions, offerings and answers to pressing problems.

Simon T. Bailey
Knowledge Reflection

Limitless Opportunities

If we measure our opportunities based only on what we see around us, we’re fairly limited.
But if we measure our opportunities based on what we can imagine, the opportunities can be limitless.

Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill is an all-time classic. This book teaches you how to achieve success without the need of having money. This has allowed many men and women from very humble beginnings to achieve their wildest dreams and goals.

One of the greatest lessons this book teaches is to begin with the end in mind. Identify your North Start – your biggest goal – as a point you can always come back to when you feel overwhelmed by the thousands of decisions of daily life.


Happy New Year 2022

Happy New Year 2022

Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2022 ahead.

2021 was a recovery year from the infamous Covid virus.

While Covid was bad, Covid also taught humanity was it was like to be humans. We saw a great outpouring of love when people of all faiths started helping the needy with food and other essentials. And for once, the rich couldnt distance themselves from the disease – their wealth couldnt protect them outright although their wealth bought them the best treatment.

The head of an oil and gas company allegedly said that he comes to work daily and isnt worried about the risk it poses to his young, unvaccinated children at home. What he didnt realise with such a reckless statement was that if and when his kids get Covid, he can afford the best healthcare but his low level employees cant — they have to take their kids to the local general hospital and hope for the best.

We dont know how fortunate we are and we think our circumstances applies to everyone. But not everyone can afford the simple things that we can. And we should never forget that.

Use 2022 to build people up. Make some time to go and help another person. Money doesn’t solve everything. Some people just needs someone to listen to them. Some people need help. Just ask. Dont assume.

Happy new year to you!


Merry Christmas

Christmas is the love within, not the external gifts.

Merry Christmas!


December – Month of Reflection

In all my years of working, I never had a month off to reflect on the year until this year.

What is so different about this year?

Well, with Covid, there is not much work out there and all of us have ample annual leaves, which we’re being asked to use up.

Fair enough. I need the time to unwind. My last holiday was 365 days ago.

2022 is going to be interesting. As I write this, the new Covid variant, Omicron, has decided to visit us. Will countries go into self lock down again?

Today I stumbled upon this quote by Henry David Thoreau:

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,

and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined,

he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary;

new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him;

or old laws will be expanded and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense,

and he will live with a license of a higher order of things.

– Henry David Thoreau

Cease worrying. Make plans for the future. Just remember that in the end, it’s God that makes the plans that we think we’ve made.

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