Opinion

Young People’s Corner with Amarachi

Rough Ride

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi When we begin a journey, we are always optimistic that we will get to our destination without any delay or hindrance on our way. But most often, reverse is the case. We will have to face flat tyres, bad engine, empty fuel tank, bad conductors, reckless drivers, bad roads, enough pot holes to deal with and more ...

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Pages of My Life

By Amarachukwu Opkunobi Birthdays comes once in a year and leaves a remarkable memory for us. We think of what we were like at birth, the sound of our voice when we let our first cry which is consequently our first speech as a sign of welcome to mother earth. We try to remember though hard for us how our ...

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Give Hope A Chance

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi When fate meets with hope, they are bound to surmount mountains and conquer them.  Derek Clark here, shares  the stories of  his growing up filled with fears, insecurities and potholes. But amidst all of these, he has grown to become an inspiration to all and even his family. Below are the excerpts of his life story, his ...

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The Last Cab Ride

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. One time I arrived in the middle of the night for a pick up at a building that was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window. Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once or twice, wait a minute, then drive away. ...

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Finding Peace

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi How can I find peace of mind? It’s a question often asked, but rarely answered in a satisfying way. Some say peace of mind lies in security. Some say it’s about de-cluttering and finding stillness and calm in life. Some say it’s about acceptance and letting go. I say it’s all about what you do. Let me ...

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In Pursuit of Happiness

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi In the midst of this critical time in life, how do you find happiness? Are you filled with depression or anger over how things are going.  This piece  by Katherine Diggory, is a great piece and it’s just so timely to help your angry soul. Why is happiness so hard to define? Happiness is a highly subjective ...

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Finding Purpose

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Some mornings, you may feel that there’s something deeper you could be a part of. You feel the pull towards something, but you can’t exactly pin it down—it eludes you and frustrates you. You’re not really sure how to find purpose in life. This piece by Kevin Wood is not only exposing you to what purpose is ...

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Overcoming Bitterness

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Bitterness can feel worse than anger because it involves feeling helpless. Referred to as ’embitterment’ in psychology circles, bitterness happens when you feel there is no action left to take because everything is out of your control. Is overcoming bitterness worth the effort? Bitterness not only causes symptoms of trauma like sleeplessness, fatigue, and lack of libido, ...

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Rebuilding Trust

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Often times, our human instinct allows us to trust ourselves and also trust others. It gives us a basis to act and  react upon. Most times we call on God because we trust Him and that trust helps us to foster our faith in Him. We turn to our family and friends for help even in difficult ...

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Anger Management

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Anger is a natural emotion to be felt, but the management of that anger makes us more human than we are. No matter how perfect we tend to live, a time comes when we also mismanage that which is being laid in our hands and consequently we also mismanage our emotions, of which anger is one of ...

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