Hunger Will Take You Places Satisfaction Won't

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I’ve always disliked asking my parents for money right from when I was in SS1. No, it wasn’t that I had huge bucks of my own or pride but because I didn’t want to depend on them again. You may be wondering, why would a 14-year old not want to lean on his parents and get the necessary support? You see, I wasn’t just any 14-year old, I was one whom needed to make a difference and contribute financially to the family. I had this desire because I saw the challenges that were happening in my family, one of which was being thrown out of my apartment and having our properties stolen. So, what did I do? I was quite brilliant and decided to start teaching my mates class work they didn’t understand. I charged them N300 per session and had up to 3 students per day. Although some didn’t attend, I was able to buy take care of my little expenses. Some days I had extra and gave my mom to support herself and buy stuffs at home. This worked quite well but I needed to level up. During this time, I noticed the struggle my parents faced while trying to pay my school fees and decided to relieve her of the burden totally. How? I couldn’t raise the over N50K that was needed to pay my school fees but my school offered a scholarship program for the best student. Alas, I found a way to help my mom. I studied like crazy. Had zero social life, focused on my books and went absolute introvert. It got to a point, I didn’t even go out during break-time. All because I NEEDED that scholarship! After that semester, guess what? Home boy bagged the scholarship, coming out FIRST in the three terms. Now, why am I telling you this… In one sentence, and I owe this sentence to the book Sweet Sixteen, “HUNGER WILL TAKE YOU PLACES, SATISFACTION WON’T.” If you enjoyed this post, do leave a comment and like. Thanks!

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