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A Cynic Is One Who Always Expects The Worst. In Safety Parlance, This Cynic Supposition Is The Firm Base For Planning. Planning For Crazy Suppositions Should Therefore Be Seen As Pro-active In Safety Rather Than Cynic. This Way Of Futuristic Overview Is Like Saving For A Rainy Day. Not That We Wish The Bad Days But In Case They Come, We Should Be Able To Stand The Challenges. Such Visionary Approaches To Life Make Life Safer Although For Such Preparedness We Might Need To Commit Some Funds Which Might Look Like Wasting Money In The Immediate....
SAFETY

 

Our World Is A Place Where Everyone Knowingly Or Unknowingly Keeps A Secret. It Is A Place Where Every New Knowledge Is A New Secret Or Someone’s Lost Secret. We Are In A World Where A Known Secret Is A Further Secret For Those Who Now Know It. This Is Our World. A Refreshing Passage Is Thus:“it Is True To Say That Most Men Lead Two Lives; A Normal Life And A Secret Life. Society Is, Of Course Only Able To Judge A Man’s Character By His Normal Life. If He Makes A Mistake, However, And His Secret Life Becomes Public Property, Then He Is Judged By His Own Secret Standards And Is, More Often Than Not, Ostracized As A Punishment....
CRITICAL REASONING

 

Do Our Best Friends Deserve Our Complete Trust? Or Do Our Wives Or Husbands Deserve Our Full Confidence? Is The Quality Of Friendship Or Our Sincerity In Friendship Rated By All The Secrets We Tell To One Another? Do We Have A Judge In This Matter? Alex And Jane, Husband And Wife, Following The Injunction In Marriage “man And Woman Are One” Hence They Shared The Same Bank Account. All Was Well Until Alex Noticed That The Wife Had Emptied The Account Through Uncontrolled Withdrawals. In Another Case It Was The Husband Who Was Issuing More Cheques For His Fun.paul And Wife Mary Kept No Secrets. Mary Knows How Much Paul Earns And How He Spends The Money....
CRITICAL REASONING

 

Males Do Not Really See The Threats They Face Just By The Chance Factor Of Their Gender. Women Fare Much Better Comparatively. Women’s Seemingly Disadvantaged Position Is Usually Pronounced At Conflict Moments Mostly While Men’s Case Is Throughout Their Lives. In A War Situation, Women Become Captured, They Become Sex Slaves. They Have To Avoid Pregnancy During War Or They Risk Dying But They Are Forced To Have Sex Irrespectively. They Cannot Run Very Fast Or Do Very Risky Things To Survive Hence They Die Also. Irrespective Of Their Education They Get Abused By Males Who Are Nonentities But Empowered By War. Women Are Humiliated And Supposedly Reduced In Value....
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The Cup Was In The Upper Locker And The Kid Needed To Get It. As He Opened The Locker Door, The Other Half Of The Door Fell On Him And Injured Him. His Crying Drew The Attention Of The Mother Who Now Regretted Not Screwing The Broken Door The Moment It Got Broken Because She Did Not Have A Screwdriver At Home. This Brings Up The Reasoning That There Are Necessary Tools Desired In Every Home.you Don’t Have To Be A Technical Person To Realize That A Hammer Comes Handy In Breaking Coconut. There Are Times When The Absence Of Tools Can Delay The Quick Correction Of A Problem And That Becomes Unsafe. It Can Delay Even You; Your Food, Because You Cannot Open The Gas Regulator....
FAMILY

 

A Traditional African Village Serves Like The Country Home Of Township Dwellers. It Is Only During Festivity Times That All Sons And Daughter Come Together Like A Gathering Of A Social Club. Native Homes Provide The Same Air Of Recreation One Feels When Visiting Strange Lands. But It Is Much Easier To Get Lost In A Small African Village Than In A Big Urban Township. The Situation Is Like An Ant Getting Lost In A Teacup Yet Easily Navigating Its Way Out Of A Bigger Pot. Ancient Community Settlements Have A Typical Maze-housing Layout. The Maze Walls Are Actually Lined Up Houses Separated By Narrow Passages Between Them. The Fact That This “design” Is Ubiquitous Arouses Curiosity....
PARADOX

 

For A Beauty Pageant Judge, A Beautiful Woman Is One Who Could Be Ugly Yet Projects Womanhood Through Her Elegance, Courage, Confidence, Wit, Intelligence, Carriage And Education. It Is For This Reason We Might Sometimes Disagree With The Judges’ Decision On Who Among A List Should Have Won The Contest.beauty As Acknowledged In The Eyes Of A Woman Is Different From That Of A Man.a Woman Says Of Another “she’s Beautiful” Yet A Man Might Not Agree With Her Verdict Even Though Her Gender Gives Her The Edge To Know Beauty. In A Man’s Eye, A Girl That Gets His Attention Is Beautiful....
WOMEN'S WORLD

 

“first Love” Is The Very First Time An Individual Feels A Tug Of Emotion Like A Magnetic Effect Towards Another Person Of The Opposite Sex Such That The Person Is Conscious Of The Drag And The Distraction Affecting His Or Her Routine. Also Is The First Consequential Realization Of A Strangely Acquired State Of Happiness Within A Higher Sense Of Numbness To Reason....
LOVE CLINIC

 

How Can Incompatible People Become Not Just Friends But Great Friends? Yeah, It Is Highly Possible. They Always Say “show Me Your Friends And I Will Tell You Who You Are.” Some Say “like Minds Flock Together” But Despite The Absence Of A Common Interest, It Is Still Possible To Make Great Friends And Also Have A Happy Marriage Between A Husband And A Wife With Them Having Little In Common. Although This Combination Is Not The Guaranteed Panacea For Sustained Togetherness, Yet Some Great Friend Who Share Nothing But Fondness For Each Other Hold The Odd Key To Have Been Together Over Many Years....
PARADOX

 

Even As An Occupant Of One Small Room You Would Not Be Able To Assess The Amount Of Property You Have Acquired Over The Years Until You Try To Move Somewhere Else. It Starts Like This; I Would Need To Keep All My Things At This Corner To Create Space Elsewhere And That Space Can Be Used Effectively For The Foldable Iron Table. Ok, For More Comfort, It Is Better To Move My Books From The Shelf To A Place Nearer The Bed So That I Can Conveniently Reach Them. Ah, I Would Then Need A Reading Lamp By The Bed....
FAMILY

 

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