THE TROUBLE WITH THE RAT RACE

 

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What is the rat race? This is simply the competitiveness in the world. It could also be defined as a routine or a way of life in which people are  fiercely caught up with the struggle for materialism, power , position,wealth e.t.c. The term rat race has a negative connotation attached with it.  With reference to the businessdictionary:

       A rat race is similar to rats in a maze who competes against one another to be      the first to get the cheese. The cheese is a scanty reward, yet the rats continue to compete for this small prize. It further explains that, when one refers to the rat race, one visualizes rattled, unhappy people working long hours for little pay and little recognition. Yet they continue to participate in the rat race because their families depend on their earnings.

 

Honestly, the rat race causes many dissatisfaction and it is detrimental to everyone and — now it looks like no one can get out of it. Everyone is busy in competition to get ahead,  and out-do the next person, to feel important and be noticeable. We are busy seeking for recognition, taking career path to be well respected in the society.  As much as there is nothing wrong with the hustling and bustling the Bible encourages us in

Luke 12:22 in the New Living Translation:  Jesus Christ said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. In verse 23 Jesus went further to say, for life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. In Corinthians 6: 13  The Bible also says; You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.

 

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THE POWER OF APPRECIATION

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Honestly, you have  nothing to loose in the face of appreciation. Appreciation brings addition and multiplication . A  grateful heart is a guarantee fruitful life.Murmuring only leads to stagnation, emptiness and fruitlessness. The root cause of appreciation is contentment and one destroyer of contentment is murmuring.

Now why would you give room for murmuring and complaining, about how things are not working for you. You don’t have to have it all to be grateful, look around you there is always something to be grateful for. Your ability to see the daylight is something. So be grateful and appreciate the little things. When discouragement creeps in, say this to yourself:

 Because Gods holds my  future
Therefore my  life is worth  living

I will be grateful and appreciate every moment of it.

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Legitimate Survey Sites That Pays

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If you are looking to make extra bucks to buy some groceries every month. Five to ten minutes of your time depending on the length of the survey question can fetch you that extra buck you need. I have tried some of it, so I am telling you from facts that it  works.

Below are lists of sites you can try, if you don’t mind using your spare time in answering some easy questions. Most of these surveys are compatible with both mobile phone and desktop or laptop.  If you live in Canada or US and sometimes other parts of the world you might consider this sites.

Tellwut : When you sign-up for the first time you will be able to build some points or credits like close to 1000 points. After that each day you will be given survey questions which you will be answering daily. When you build up to a minimum of 4,200 points you will be able to receive rewards worth $10 which you can exchange for a movie ticket. if you have like 10,000 points which is not hard to build, you will be getting a 25 dollars gift cards from your preferred store.I have tried it and it works.  Here is a link to get you there https://www.tellwut.com 

Swagbucks :This is another legitimate website to consider. Building points in the site is easy as the videos you watch comes with points. If you buy items, they also have their own points. This site is good and I have tried it. please check it out http://www.swagbucks.com

Webperspectives: This is another good website to try. It is easy to build  points, the rewards come in form of movie ticket,Amazon-gift card.If you live in Canada, you can try it out   << https://www.webperspectives.ca

TheopinionPanel Community: This is another website to try which is very popular in the UK. It is suitable for students. Here is a link  https://www.opinionpanel.co.uk

Mysurvey: This site is very popular and it is legitimate as well. If you qualify for the survey the question sometimes last about 15 minutes and pays well. Here is a link  https://www.mysurvey.ca

 

Note: there are a lot of survey websites that pays. Do your research to know what works in the area where you live.

 

Dwell Not On The Naysayers

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Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.   UbiFranklin

Where are the good old days

Nigeria as a nation has persevere and held itself together since the colonial period but one thing still remains, that is, its currency.

Below is a few list, in the history of Nigeria’s currency.

  1. Trade by barter :Image result for trade by barter in nigeriaThis had to deal with exchange of goods between two people, this could be between neighbours or friends who knows themselves. If a person have a goat and another have a yam. The two can make exchange if they both need each other’s item.

 

2.Coweries and Manilas

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Surprisingly, this was also a means of payment. Most of its payment were measure in bags or containers.

 

Related imageAnother means of currency Nigeria tried on was Manilas, This has been in existence before coins or kobo’s

Image result for nigeria kobo   were introduce into the economy.  However, shortly after this bank notes were introduces as a means of payment.
  1. Nigeria Shilling

Image result for nigeria shilling Although this is no longer used in Nigeria but countries like Uganda and Kenya still use them.

  1. Nigeria Pounds

Image result for nigeria pounds Once upon a time Nigeria used pounds  as means of payment, but today it is no more. Judging from the current exchange. The exchange value of pounds to naira which is our current currency is too expensive so much that the naira has no value. Imagine if we had maintained pounds as our currency it would have been better.

  1. The Nigeria Naira Note

Image result for nigeria one naira notes The naira note which was introduced by central bank of Nigeria has been fluctuating over the years but in recent times it has been down to an irrecoverable state. Now many wish the government would have maintained  the pounds we once had, maybe, its value would have been better than the naira in the exchange market.