A metaphor of those that go a borrowing — Opinion — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion; that though the universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. – Ralph W. Emerson

They once lived half a world apart. The fish in the sea. The fisherman on the shore. Frictions were very few between the kingdoms. Fish rarely went ashore and the fisherman dare not launch into the deep. It was nature’s pre-established harmony and for long, it stayed that way. But not for too long.

The fish family was prosperous and contented with nature. The fisherman had neither. Man without the fish was poor. Yes, very poor. Like Robinson Crusoe on the lonely Island of Despair, he has lost his way and original place in nature. And having stayed too long on the shore, with a premonition of the bliss overseas,…

Source: Guardian Newspaper