MEN SHOULD KNOW THEY MUST STRIVE TO KEEP NAMES ALIVE, IT IS NOT THEIR SONS OR DAUGHTERS THAT WILL DO THAT ….
It is not the property in almost everywhere in the world. It is not the billions of dollars in bank account that will make you popular. It is not the media or journalist in your payroll,they are momentary ! It is the lives you touched without expecting anything back ! It is about adding value to humanity! You will be remembered for solving human problem !
Spartacus died in 71 BC.
Today millions of people know him.
We all know him. Our children also know him.
In 500 years, people will still read about him, about Socrates, about Plato, about Winston Churchill, about Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, William Shakespeare. Their stories will almost live for ever.
But, do you know any of their sons or daughters?
bet you don’t.
Their sons are not the ones keeping their names alive. Socrates kept his name alive by the way he lived.
Indeed sons and daughters don’t keep names alive. The life we live will determine if our names should be included in history or not.
*Many people are still busy running around looking for male children that will keep their names alive, I just want to say they are in another planet altogether.*
The reason we talk today about Ajayi Crowther, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ahmadu Bello, Tafawa Balewa, Nwafor Orizu, Obafemi Awolowo, Michael Okpara, Akanu Ibiam, Moshood Abiola, Albert Obiefuna, Michael Iwene Tansi and millions of others is not because of their male children. It is about what they did when they lived!! Do not contest this. It is a simple fact!!
Can anyone show me the son of William Shakespeare that is keeping his name alive. Today we still have the pen in our hands to write our own story in doing good for humanity. How we do it will determine how we would be remembered!!