TWO SIDES OF A TONGUE; TWO SIDES OF LIFE.
A farmer went to his farm and decided to plant cassava, it would bring good harvest and that would fetch him money. The next day, he was at work on the farm with his children and they toiled all day for it was a big farm.
Once the task was completed, they went home to rest. That same evening, the farmer took a walk to his friend’s place and on his way back, he decided to plant weeds on the farm. Almost immediately, he rushed home and headed for the farm without responding to his wife’s call. He even hit his leg on a stone but it didn’t seem to affect him much.
Three months later, the weeds had enveloped the cassava leaves and killed it. Whatever reasons the farmer planted weeds in the first place, is not known.
The ‘life’ in a tongue involves two lives and has two sides which is reflective on also two sides of the human life.
Consider the farmer as your tongue, your thoughts and reflections, activities and more. Take the farm has the general things that directly or indirectly affects you as a person, I.e your family, friends, people around you and more.
The cassava and weeds as two different sides of life; apparently in complete contrast having significant or insignificant effects as the case may be. The call of the farmer’s wife and the stone acts as a warning red light.
Most of us have relegated ourselves to a position where we bless and curse ourselves at the same time. Pain and injury are brothers, so is fear and insecurity but whoever has heard of light and darkness being friends? Or good and evil?
Man is made up of two natures, good and evil, lets also add…
Rich and poor
Strong and weak
Dependent and independent
Focused and useless
Dedicated and lazy… Add up yours…
THE SIDE YOU CHOOSE TO NURTURE ACTUALLY DETERMINES WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU ARE HEADED!
Take a walk on memory lane on the use of the tongue as an organ in the body. The tongue cannot be fully tamed for it breeds many utterances. What you told Mr A is entirely different from what you said to Mr B and you cause commotion. Likewise, you praise someone with that same tongue and go ahead to curse.
Our actions and activities can go in two directions which may have adverse effects if these directions are conflicting against each other. The deceptiveness of man is of two natures, the direct and the indirect. The former is the obvious deceptiveness everyone can see while the latter is the one we do to ourselves.
They say smoking kills and you continued smoking, who are you deceiving other than yourself. Your will belongs to you but why stay on the other side of life, one that conflicts with your health?
Two sides of life are usually not the same. One outweighs the other and another value is higher than the other… You cannot have both sides.
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Enny Cole.. (@ennybel_cole)
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