My first year at the university was tough. I entered school with so many ideologies. One of them was not to eat outside my home. Whenever I visit a friend or go for a party, I will neither eat nor taste any food until I return home.
This made some of my friends and course mates to have a different notion about me. Some said “na omo butter”, others said “na” forming, and some dislike me because I refused to join them to eat.
I preferred to keep my thoughts to myself but when I observed some attitude, I told my closest friend then the reason I don’t eat outside, that it is just a principle and that I am not used to outside or canteen (buka) food.
After a while, we then had a long break. I promised myself I would visit some places before we resume to try different delicacies. Wow, it was an exceptional experience. By the time we resumed, I amended my principles and reset some of my standards.
A principle is something that guides you on how to maintain your way of life and also can be reviewed periodically. If you don’t have good rules, you will survive in regrets.
Some see principled men as proud or individuals who don’t wish others to progress when they lay down the ground rules.
When you meet principled people, they maintain their lives differently, they might be difficult to be with, but there is something unique about them you can emulate if you are ready to learn.
* Principles will help you decide the friends you choose around you.
* It stimulates you to identify those who appreciate the manner you understand.
* It aids you to know who you can marry.
* It defines and guides you to stand out among your peers.
Some regulations can make people dislike you. Possibly you are misquoted, don’t take it as an offence, be polite about the path you handle it and amend accordingly.
Work on your principles today and adjust where necessary as no man is an island.
By: Omo Jigaloye
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