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Showing Good Example

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Shea Butter

Shea Butter

Righteousness melts wickedness

As goodness melts evil, and as

Light makes darkness disappear


So truth silences lie, he started

Talking to his children of the need

Not to join the multitude to do evil


Come what may, irrespective of what

They may be passing through in life,

They must not join the multitude to do evil


There was once a man in the island

Who was wicked in the land, the man

Claims that he would not have been


That wicked but for the way the

Teacher who brought him up, trained

Him and others, that make his behavior


To change. That teacher was very

Wicked and ruthlessly dealing with

His students. His wickedness would


Later be robbed off the students

Character and it was discovered that

Majority of the students who passed


Through him were also very terrible

They were wicked in all their ways and

In fact some of them were called


“Demon incarnate” because of the

Level of their wickedness. However

Despite many of them being full


Of evil, there are selected few

Among those who graduated from the

Teacher who stand out. One of them


Was unique as he would never

Be harsh on people, he is gentle,

Considerate, meek, and loving to all


Who comes along his path,

Anyone who has had dealings with

Him before had always reiterated that


They love to see him and interact

With him again because of the

Treatment meted out to those


People. When any of those

Who has come across this meek man sees

How others people who have passed


Through the teacher were behaving

They always try to talk to them to change

Their ways, but they will reply that

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They cannot, because that was

How their mentor brought them up

And would add that everyone who


Has passed through that teacher

That is how they use to behave. None

Of them can act otherwise they would say.


But some who have seen this unique

Man would tell them that they know a

Man who also passed through the same


Mentor as they are but who is not

Acting the way they are acting. But

Those people would not agree with them


They will tell them that they must be

Kidding and saying such a one may be

Telling them he passed through the


Teacher, but he may not have, he

May have been hearing the story about

The man and has been using the story


He heard to talk to them that he has

Been trained by the man. When the

People who were citing other person


To them discovers that those people

Cannot be convinced. They will let them be.

But one day, one of those wicked people


Saw the person in question as he was

Brought to him and he acknowledges that

The person truly passed through their


Mentor, in fact he received triple

Punishment from their mentor, than

They all had according to what their


Mentor used to say. The person

Admits that for the man to have been

Interacting with people differently showing


Compassion on people he has really

Had another mind in him, he is indeed

Different. Therefore the person says if


The man could have another mind, he

Would also strive to have a different mind

And be interacting with people normally


His wickedness melted before the

Good deeds of the man like shea-butter

Placed in the sun would melt under the sun


It is when you conquer evil with

Good that you show good example,

It is when you live above board that


You show people that you have an

Independent mind, but when you allow

Their attitudes to disrupt and change your


Ways of life, it shows you are

Weak and unreliable. The man

Conclusively said and his children


Thank him saying they shall

Continue to live by his instructions,

Living above board.

© 2020 OLUSEGUN

Comments

OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on July 04, 2020:

The world is an amazing place to be bro CHATRA RAM. Thanks for reading through. Stay safe!

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on July 03, 2020:

It's amazing