If you know me before yesterday you’ll know that I don’t talk or argue politics in public.
I did before (last 15 years) but when I discovered it was a mere waste of time to argue politics, I started facing my business (and my business ALONE).
But that doesn’t me that I don’t know what is going on in the political world.
I follow their campaigns (sometimes) and listen to their deceptions, then cry for the gullible Nigerians.
One of the hidden truth you would never hear from a politician is that; economy is never (and would never be) good.
And just now I get some people confused.
“Steve, are you saying that the economy has always being bad?”
You heard me well!
Economy was never good and would never be good.
Before you’re confused, listen to me.
Though you were told that in the 70’s things were better and in the 80’s cars were sold for a penny, economy was not good.
Though you were made to believe that America is filled with money and that money walks on the streets of the United Kingdom, their economy is bad, always and forever.
Now that I have scattered so many people’s mind, let me explain.
You see, everything about life is PERSONAL.
It doesn’t matter what is going on in your country, what really matter is what is happening in your life, right?
Does it really matter that America is rich and powerful if you’re poor as a citizen of the America?
Yet, so many people have always been poor (and would always be poor), even as Americans. In fact, more than 40 million Americans are statistically known to be poor (According to wikipedia)
To those people, does it really matter what American president says about the US’ “good economy”?
Now back to Nigeria. You will often hear someone telling you that cars were being sold for #5,000 in the 70’s.
Now ask such person how many people were owning cars then? Very few.
Though a bag of rice could be #2 (or whatever they say it is) in 80’2, yet, millions of Nigerians, even then, were living in abject poverty.
According to the Nigerian’s National Bureau of Statistics, in the year 1985, about 40 million Nigerians were in poverty.
My argument is that, no matter how “good” you claim the economy was, those 40 millions are having bad (very bad) economy.
Am I right?
Again I tell you the truth. Life is personal. You have to stop thinking as if you’re the Nigeria. You’re not!
Nigeria is your country, good. But you see, that doesn’t mean that whatever happens to Nigeria must happen to you.
I wonder why so many people are panicking because there’s economy meltdown or recession.
Recession is happening in your country?
Okay. Ok. I understand!
But you see, recession has ALWAYS being happening and it would always be, until the end of this small world.
But what exactly is my message here?
Stop focusing on the dark side of the world. See the light!
As I have earlier proved, that economy has always being bad, people have always been poor, I’m glad to let you know that, also, people have always been rich, no matter what economy of their country is.
But why is everybody concentrating on the ugly side of the world?
Blame the newsmen for it.
The journalists and other people who eat from news know that human nature loves bad news and so they fill the pages of their newspapers with horrors and woes.
Have you ever wondered why 90% of the news you hear or see in media houses are bad?
It’s because bad news sells, very well.
BUT. BUT. But, bad news cages the unsuspecting multitudes. That’s why most people today are outright down, hopeless and pessimistic.
Every morning when they on their radio to listen to news, all they hear is “Doom. Doom. Reccession. Woe”.
In the evening when they return from work and on their TV set, all they see is destructions, lose, business failures, economic melt-down.
So, they are (unconsciously) programmed to be negative and less energetic (you only get super-power energy to face life if you’re positive. Don’t you know?).
You see, the summary of my simon is that; though political leaders are promising heaven on Earth, they would do nothing to affect you, personally.
Though economy is bad, that’s not new. It was never good and would never good for millions of people.
Economy is NOT bad, if you think it’s not bad.
After all, it has always been bad for some people and good for some people.
After all, in the richest countries of the world there are (millions of) poor people. After all, in the poorest countries of the world there are millionaires.
Economy was never bad and it was never good. It’s all about you.
It’s about you. What you think. What you believe. What you are pursuing with your life.
You can stop believing lies, if you want to.
Though it’s not easy, you can learn entrepreneurship, duggedly start your own business and make it successful, if you want to.
The ABC is here to help you, through our various business training and physical guardance, if you’re willing.
We love you and wish you a good fight in the dugged road of business!