I recall mum telling me about a man in my neighbourhood who became popular for engaging in money rituals just to buy the 80's edition of the Honda Prelude.
You wouldn't buy that car for 50k today. Some other guy brutally murdered his brother, (whom their father gave cash 2 travel 4 the purpose of re- stocking their warehouse) just cos he wanted 2 acquire the rev of the moment Pathfinder jeep.
That same vehicle is now better described as a coffin. I Remember as a kid, my whole street converged to watch a truck deliver a very large satellite dish to my neighbour's house.
Today a dish one tenth that size delivers 5 times the value and is in almost every student hostel room. What about the Volkswagen Santana, Mercedes Benz V booth, 505 Evolution, Toyota Crown, all overtaken by latest models of Camry, Honda, Bugatti, Bentley, X6, Acura and Infinity?
Vanity. Some ladies left their true loves cos some rich guy then persuaded them with a Daewoo Racer, which turned out to be the only car they ever owned till 2day, while enduring a most terrible marriage life. They found out, albeit too late that true love is invaluable.
That intangibles are to be cherished over tangibles.
A friend declared drinks because he launched the Nokia Communicator for over hundred grand in 2002.
Today that phone would embarrass the owner and is a joke compared to the low cost and everyday phone.
What about the MTN SIM card that many people went extra miles b4 they bought for over 30k, today u will not buy it at N100 because all networks are begging people to even take it for free.
People are still making the most horrific sacrifices over 'vanity' and make enemies over worthless material things. What can I Say?
Look back at that one thing you want to kill or die for today and see what becomes of it 2mao.
There is absolutely nothing u can't achieve, all u need is a little time and patience and u would thank God without regrets.
Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @SimplySAMAD for exciting short stories, poems, modeling/acting auditions, jobs, photos, interviews, jokes, quotes and other entertaining content | BB pin: 267F2633