The other day I was listening to some highly educated professionals discussing and a statement struck me. One of the discussants said “So you want to tell me that its only through politics that someone can become wealthy, those that spent so many years in school just wasted their time”. I wanted to burst out laughing but I held myself before they’d think I’d gone mad.
Quite unfortunately, many people think this way. They believe that the many years they spent in school studying and always being ahead of their classmates in school assessments will immediately translate to more income at the end of the day. Of course I agree that getting a PhD or a Masters degree will obviously give you an edge in some jobs. But is it not delusional to believe that your dumb former classmate will never be as rich as you are. Or is it not showing that there’s something half baked about your education to have such belief because come on, if you study the events in the world iy is obvious even to the dundees that the > 70% of the world’s wealth is controlled by the 2% supposedly at one point dumb individuals. And the supposedly smart ones keep speaking long grammar.
Getting your dictions correct and knowing your tenses does not translate to more money biko unless you are just one of the few with those skills. People should stop equating financial Intelligence with passing exams because that is a different yardstick.
Always remember that whoever pays the piper dictates the song unless the piper happens to be only piper in the district, then he might decide to disobey and be his own boss.
And that my dearest readers is why I always say:
No one pays you for being school smart, you are only paid for the valuableness of that your smartness.
I rest my case here for now to continue my lunatic laughter ‘winks’
So the other day, I was discussing with a friend. We were just talking generally and next we started discussing cleaners and their salaries. My friend was trying to say that they must be paid above the minimum wage in all establishments as they work soo hard especially those in the fastfood business.
And that was when I remembered an audio I’d listened to previously:
No one pays you for working hard, You are only paid for the value you bring..
And that is the reality.
I know most of you are saying “Of course, we all know cleaners don’t get paid well, after all they don’t have a degree duhh (insert rolling eyes)”. But what we don’t realise is that the degree itself is nothing, rather its the perceived value attached to the degree that makes the difference.
This is why in the civil service, those with masters degree start at a higher level because they are assumed to be more valuable than the bachelors degree holder. This is also why if you are working in a private establishments like banks for instance, you don’t get a bigger salary for having a masters or PhD rather you are paid based on your performance because to them your Ph.D is not valuable if it doesn’t translate to more money for the bank. Its that simple!
That you work hard at your job might help you keep your job but it doesn’t make you any less indispensable unless the previous workers were all lazy. We have to find creative ways to be valuable at our different work places.
So last Saturday’s presidential election has come and gone with General Buhari emerging the winner. The whole political fiasco leading up to the election was really something.
This election presents a changing dimension in the Nigerian way of thinking bringing about firsts in soo many aspects: the first time the opposition defeated the ruling party; the first time an incumbent was voted out of office and more importantly, the first time in Africa that an incumbent president who lost an election called up the opposition to congratulate him and ask his supporters to remain calm and accept the results.
And that singular action made him a hero. That singular action has redeemed Nigeria to an extent in the international community even Africa as a whole, showing us as people who are no longer willing and ready to do anything to remain in power. He was able to turn the defeat into a victory for although he lost, he still remains the headlines in the news and in my own opinion should win a nobel peace prize.
Your thoughts biko! !!