Aminu and Amina studied Accounting in Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto. They were both classmates and after five years of studying hard, they both graduated. After graduation, fate took them through different part of life
5 yeas later, Amina after much frustration of securing a job, ended up as a secretary in a building firm earning 50,000 Naira monthly.
Meanwhile, Aminu on the other hand, couldn't secure a job and eneded up a Taxi driver, He makes at least 5,000 daily. that is, if he works for 25 days he will earn 125,000 Naira that month.
On a beautiful evening, Amina closed from work, standing outside and waiting for taxi that is going her way, she finally got a taxi and hopped in, sani was the taxi driver, But Amina wasn't attentive enough that moment to recognize him, neither did sani. Amina was busy with her phone through the journey while Aminu was just focused on driving.
She reached her bus stop and after highlighting, just when she was about paying, she took a look at the driver and their eyes met, wow! They were both happy. "Is this you" they both asked themselves same time as if they planned it. Amina gave him money but Aminu insisted she keep it. He was happy to see her and for old time sake, he left the money for her even when she insisted that she wanted to pay. They both exchanged contact and left.
Well, when Amina got home that night and was lost in her thought. Not as if Aminu was looking bad but Aminu driving a Taxi?. An Accounting graduate driving a Taxi?. Amina pitied him. Felt sorry for him. If Aminu had allowed her she would have paid him and beg him to keep the change.
Little did she know that, her former classmate actually has another Taxi running for him, He is a Land owner and he is planning on developing it soon. But because she was driving a Taxi, she felt pity for him.
On the other hand, Aminu felt sorry for himself too. Before he slept that night. He rememberd Amina, how neatly she dressed and nice she smells, "she must be earning around 300,000 Naira per month" he said to himself. He felt ashamed, he felt like a failure and he felt she was way ahead of him financially and otherwise. She never knew that, if Amina removes her Transportation fare and feeding money from her monthly salary, it will take her atleast 3 months to earn what he earns monthly.
Sadly, this is some of our reality you measure your progress and success with that of your friends, classmates and Relatives even with very limited information you have about them.
I hope you enjoyed and learnt something from it.
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