Friday, 25 October 2013

Stereotypes...Do people 'really' conform?

A stereotype is a thought that may be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things but that belief may or may not accurately reflect reality. It can be described as prejudice, which means a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

Most, if not all of us, while growing up, were told certain things about certain groups of people; we have now grown to accept those ideas as fitting for those groups of people whether we have proved them true or not. 

For example, in Nigeria, people from

Friday, 18 October 2013

Workplace Romance - Kill it or Save it?

Before you brandish your killer rifle, consider that Objectivity should be the watchword when any issue is being analyzed. The trend is that the issue of Workplace Romance has been viewed negatively over time and many Organizations have developed policies preventing it. 

What then, is Workplace Romance? It simply describes a situation whereby two (or more) members of the same organization develop a relationship with mutual attraction (and often sexual benefits).
Since the workplace is a place where people share a common interest, and spend most of their time, it provides the perfect opportunity for love. While love can make one do crazy things, it is important to

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Opinion Re-public: Education or Craft?

Recently, with the alarming rates of unemployment, underemployment, Incessant strikes (the current ASUU Strike is a case in point), Lecturers' palaver, etc.,  some fellow Nigerians have argued that it is perhaps, better to avoid spending one's youthful years in pursuit of an Academic degree with tiresome rigours and lackluster benefits in the end. 
Thus, some people are advocating for young people to 'forget' about Western Education, start early and learn a trade or craft as it appears Craftsmanship pays the bills nowadays - We now see a lot of graduates who have dumped their certificates and are now doing very well in one business, craft or trade. 
So, what do you think? Are you pro-education or pro-craft? What are the pros and cons of either of the two choices?

Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Powers WE carelessly Abuse

POWER!!! A five-letter word we all use fairly carelessly, a recurrent feature in all human activities, yes, ALL.

By the way, this discussion is far from Political; so while you are reading this, kindly take off your political shoes, shut your political eyes, then wear your social goggles and your thinking caps.- this article is not about our political leaders, the corruption, the abuse of power, bla bla bla...those issues overshadow the roles we, as 'ordinary' citizens, play in power relationships, which inevitably find expression in the political power process. 
Ready? Let's shoot!

Ask the average man on the street if he is powerful or if he has power and the ready answer you hear is 'Ah, which power? Abeg, I never reach o, I no get power'. This is because we usually view power as something big, extraordinary, far-fetched...and often,

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Does It Matter, Anyway?

We agree that a lot of things do matter in life...what we do not realize is that there are a few other things, or perhaps many other things, depending on our standpoints, which do not matter so much or at all.
The reason it is important to differentiate appropriately is to avoid certain conversations, situations, mindsets, etc, which could put you in very awkward positions or undermine your self-worth.
Therefore, take a cue from the following:

1.) You know that no matter what you say or do, people will always have their opinions about it...for compliment or for ridicule. Why then do you dress to impress the next person, who may not even notice you? One thing you should remember is that people (even renowned 'fashionistas') usually have different views about a particular 'Fashion Police' on E! and you can agree. Some of us while trying to standout, end up masquerading and feeling very uncomfortable. You wear very high stakes you can barely walk on, thus either taking baby steps or walking like a skeleton and probably