According to history we all consider the evolution of money first in life. This goes to those early years when barter trade had dominated the whole world. During those years people used to live a better life, a life without misunderstandings where the young and old used to contribute for the better of friendship.
Families, brothers, sisters, cousins and other close relatives used to cheer together and respected according to age but not according to property owned.
When I say age, it means the differences in years between people those days. However the age differences between people in those early years and today is different, money is the main concern when we talk about friendship today.
In most cases when someone resumes the discussion of friendship, many interpret it as girl friends and boy friends but you will give me a break, because that’s not the angle today. Sometimes the truth hurts but exposing reality through telling the truth makes the troublesome long journey become short.
And this really facilitates the destination of success and happiness in life. Which means happiness comes out of success and that’s every person’s wish in his or her existence on this planet.
Many judge others as failures before examining what they have so far achieved in their existence on this God’s planet.
I guess all of us above 18 years, have seen and experienced the ups and downs of people in what we call a common day to day life. We have seen formerly rich people, fail to afford 150 francs for a public taxi to town, and asking for lifts.
We have seen old friends not only girls and boys separate after a little change in their financial status. Families have had chaos due to their money differences. One hates another out of nothing but the failure and capability to afford certain things in life.
Of course there are basic things required in life, which one can’t live without, but most people hate others due to their changes in lifestyle. Lifestyle is determined by someone’s potential and ability to run it.
We have seen jobless people coming from remote villages in the country, who have never even earned Rwf10,000 a year, changing to great businessmen and celebrities who earn good money and even educate their children through university.
No one is born with experience, but experience is gained from learning. I really appreciate colleagues in big positions in the working life experience, who teach their fellow brothers and sisters.
One can raise another to another level through encouraging the subordinates.
“I remember the first time I started working somewhere, I wasn’t aware of how the work was operated, but good enough a stranger raised me to my lime light,” a friend once confided.
This is a great opportunity in life, finding a good person in a new place. This is not common.
There is one story set in a remote village in Kibungo. An old man had 10 rich grown up children who were based overseas. 7 of them were based in Canada, while the others were in Belgium. The old man last saw and heard of them before the 1994 war.
Since then, he had never heard from them and he still exists today. The old man decided to pass some news on the radio that he was dead, through his close village friend.
Unfortunately, after three days all the lost children from abroad showed up, assuring people to organize a great burial ceremony which everyone in that village would never forget. What surprised the villagers was that they all knew the old man at the age of 80 was just faking his children.
He finally came out and appeared, but his first verbal expression to his sons and daughters was “Where is the money?”
So my friends we all know money comes and goes, it makes people mad after failing to get it. Don’t run mad ‘coz you seem to have nothing today and when you get the money, remember those that were with you when you had none.