I once read a story about a young mosquito who always loved being the best in all he did. He was never happy unless his peers and people around him clapped for and hailed him.
One day, after several flight technique tutorials by his father, the young mosquito went on his first flight to the rooms in the compound where he bred. On his return, his father asked him how it went.
Beaming with smiles, the jubilant young man replied “daddy, I flew so well, that wherever I went, the people kept clapping. I’m happy I did well and can’t wait to go back. ” His experienced father replied “my son, what you thought was applause was not. Each time you heard the clap, they just missed killing you. Don’t go back.”
1. Man, when your friends support and clap for you to maltreat your wife and children in the name of being a real man, it’s not an applause.
2. Woman, when your family & friends support you to be rude and lazy at home, it’s not a good clap.
3. Youth, when your friends clap for you for living carelessly, for joking with your future and for being “a real guy and babe”, watch it. They want to kill your future.
You don’t need any man’s applause to be YOU! And when you crave the applause of men, you will die from their rejection.
When people applaud you, PAUSE AND PONDER! Reject the applause of the young mosquito.
Your best friend is not the man who claps for you BUT THE MAN WHO TELLS YOU THE TRUTH!
Check the applause again: IT MIGHT BE THE CELEBRATION OF YOUR DESTRUCTION!
Yes, YOU CAN!