Category Akowe

The Golden Rule: Lessons for Developing Countries

Originally posted on TREZE OPINION EDITORIAL:
BY ASADE TOLU AND AJETOMOBI FERANMI In 1997, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown initiated a number of fiscal guidelines, most notably the Golden Rule which was prescribed in the Finance Act 1998. It has attracted similar acts being passed out in various developed nations—like France, Germany, Spain,…

TEACHING YOUR CHILD THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASSERTIVENESS AND AGGRESSIVENESS

Originally posted on THE CONNECT:
Your child gets back from school and tells you something about a bully in his/her class and the first thing you do is to tell your child that he/she should stop acting weak or you run off to the child’s school to report this bully to his teachers OR your…

Not Your Will

The hands of your heart stretch out But the legs of your fears hold you back Your eyes spark with flames of affection But your lips tremble with fear to assert these feelings You want to stay and build it till its beautiful But you fear it would fail and break your heart So you […]

Around My Thoughts

Dear Amani, Do you love me? Do you trust me? Do you really want me? Do you think we can workout? Questions that never fade away Sometimes there is a bright future Some other times there is blank nothingness I want to speak about it But I keep searching for words that fit Then comes […]

The Mystery of Love

John Nash’s acceptance speech of his Nobel Prize: Thank you. I’ve always believed in numbers and the equations and logics that lead to reason. But after a lifetime of such pursuits, I ask, “What truly is logic?” “Who decides reason?” My quest has taken me through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional — and back. […]