Cost Of Peace: How I Stopped Myself From Fighting My Friend

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This thread is about my story on how I made peace reign at all cost three nights ago in a particular hostel room at Fajuyi Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile ife. Although I'm not a good writer, I'll try my best as much as possible to present the narrative to you in a way you will grab everything. Let's go! Tuesday night was a bit different from other nights for me as it was the first night I actually played video game since the beginning of this semester. It all started when a friend of mine, also my next room neighbor in hostel invited me at about 8pm to come join him and his roommates to play a PES tournament. Although I already planned to go and study that night with another friend who was also in my hostel, the temptation of joining them took the better part of me and I gladly followed my heart, not knowing it's going to be a sour night as me and my friend (close friend) who I planned to study with almost fought. Everything went on smoothly from the beginning, I was actually receiving beating from left and right ranging from 1:0 to 2:0 . My friend who later joined us in the process of coming to call me for the pre-planned study was winning some and loosing some games. In the middle of the game, an argument started though I can't recall how it started again. My friend was arguing that the best guy in the room would not beat him if the former uses Barcelona and the latter uses Arsenal. Funny isn't it? The begged us and we pause the tournament for them to showcase their prowess. The game started and Baba who was using Barcelona swallowed three goals under 40mins from Arsenal guy. And you know how things are done whenever guys are gathered, banter started. I was even saying they should end the game after first half so we could continue with our tournament but they didn't as others urged them to continue the game. Hell was let lost when Baba conceded the fourth goal minutes into second half. He was mad at me and started insulting me Bastard, Oloriburuku ( ask Yoruba peeps for the meaning) just for asking them to end the game already as he was no match for the other guy. It got to a point that he nearly made an unfriendly contact with me (thank lawd he didn't). On a norms, I too have hot temper when provoked but I restrained myself that day from even insulting him back to avoid escalating the issue. I hold myself from giving him bumper to bumper as Baba was hauling insults at me like a woman. That particular act made everyone present that day to commend me for making peace reign at all cost. I was even surprised at myself, even till now. That's the end of my real life story. I have come to realise that it's very cheap for peace to reign in the society if we want it to. In my own opinion, this can be achieved if we don't always try to protect our ego. Thank you all for reading.

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