I have never been a bad person...NEVER! I was raised by a very great woman who actually raised two boys all by herself (my elder brother and i).She thought us values and i have always held on to those values.But it wasn't all her,it was more than her because people who were raised with good values lose them along the way,but i never lost mine.It wasn't me either...maybe my quest for perfection,but definitely not me.I was raised around mixed sets of people,i mean my uncle who was living under the same roof with us smokes 'weed' up till this moment.
I grew up in a neighborhood with mixed sets of individuals.Some reasonable,some very far from reasonable.Even though kids learn from their immediate surrounding,i was privileged to sieve what i learnt and got only the good stuffs.By the time i was in my secondary school (what i believe is called high school in some parts of the world),alot of my mates were dropouts.Some were bus conductors,while some were daily hustlers.Some of the gurls even managed to heed to God's commandment...be fruitful and multiply.Yeah,they went about it the wrong way! By the time i was a graduate of my secondary school,i had to change environment entirely to a new state and region of this fine country (the state where i am currently).At the time when i got to my new environment,a couple of things were considered cool.Excessive drinking,smoking and of course cultism,at this point,i already had clocked 18.But somehow (i'm still wondering how),i managed to still be me.Even though i started occasional drinking,i never smoked,still don't,i never got caght up in cultism and excessive partying.I was very respectful to men and women alike,i was very very respectful to gurls.A this point also,my mum had already freed her scolding hand and yet,the instilled values were intact or at least almost intact.I had made friends and some of them were 'cool'.We went out sometimes with them heavy-drinking and smoking,but i was still always that different one.I mostly didn't even go out with them because they always try get me to be like them.But instead of being like them,i tried making them to be like me (eventually i was able to convince some to stop smoking,even though that lasted only for a few months).I was given so much freedom by my mum so much so that i could go out for parties or hangout and sleep out,but instead,i always get to the house before 7pm.
I got into the university and went with my values.No smoking,rarely drank and rarely went to parties.I didn't skip classes...or at least not often except when i got close to finals,school became very boring so i mostly just stayed home (yeah i got spoilt a bit,bite me!).I did all my school assignments myself.However,i never lived a boring life.I new the things that were considered cool,i had always loved fashion so i was always a good dresser,i had the gadgets cool guys played with.I had cool gurls around me,even though i started dating a bit late,by choice...ok ok,had a few babes in secondary school (high school),but i didn't do anything,honest! So,i never lived a boring life,yet i never lived a way-ward life.I was able to balance the things i did,had my serious times and my play or running around times.This is the kind of life i lived and i'm still living.I had always wanted to be a good man,i had always strove to be a better man and i'm still on that journey to perfection.Right now i'm not perfect...i'm a good man,but i'm not perfect.The fact that we're not perfect isn't an excuse not to try to be,this is what has been guiding me.Won't you rather think and act in this line? Have a nice day people!