Renowned Iconoclast, Global Thought Leader, Life Strategist. and Culture-Shaper, Olakunle Sorinyan, recently gave an analysis of the current uproar in Nigeria.
The uproar which began when the erstwhile peaceful protest was taken over by hoodlums in reaction to the Lekki shootings/ carnage by soldiers last Tuesday, has led to looting and massive destruction of public infrastructures and properties.
During the session, which held on Instagram LIVE, Pastor Sorinyan gave some insight into the concept of education, as he dissected the real meaning of the word ‘hoodlum’, and how the poor and less privileged members of the society should be viewed and integrated into future elitist agenda for societal change.
In his words, (and paraphrasing),
“… from a search on Google, a hoodlum is a person who engages in crime and violence, a hooligan or a gangster… no part of this suggests that a hooligan is a poor person or someone on the street… A CEO in Manhattan, NY can be a hoodlum if he matches the definition… “
“… the people you call hoodlums in third world countries are citizens who are struggling with their own human conditions…expressing their anger according to their installed capacity. We are equal in our level of anger, madness, frustration etc., but different in expression, and that expression is defined by installed capacity”
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… the people you call hoodlums in third world countries are citizens who are struggling with their own human conditions… @olakunlesoriyanTweet
… we are equal in our level of anger, madness, frustration… but different in expression, and that expression is defined by installed capacity… ” @olakunlesoriyanTweet
“… education is the ability of the human life to experience its environment, then to question it deep enough to find the options that exist in it, and to know the ones to embrace as a matter of supreme importance and urgency.”
Education is the ability of the human life to experience its environment, then to question it deep enough to find the options that exist in it, and to know the ones to embrace as a matter of supreme importance and urgency. – @olakunlesorinyanTweet
Watch the full video below:
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Other nuggets from the session:
Here are other nuggets from the session (some paraphrased)
Agitation should never precede education. When agitation precedes education, it creates chaos – @olakunlesoriyanTweet
When the human life is not able to create options in whatever circumstances it finds itself, it defines its own sub-optimal status… @olakunlesoriyanTweet
… rich people die once, the poor die twice… he dies while living because… he cannot fulfil / pursue the ideas of his own soul and the creativity of his spirit, but is confined to the options the system makes available… @olakunlesoriyanTweet
Cry must have a life span. #Endsars is a cry, not a strategy @olakunlesoriyanTweet
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“A cockroach cannot bleed because it has no blood. What comes out of you under pressure is a revelation of who you are… @olakunlesoriyanTweet
“I have never seen any revolution that does not have the people at the bottom of the triangle as a critical part of its sustainability agenda @olakunlesoriyanTweet
I don’t believe in violence. I believe in mental weaponry and spiritual clarity. That is the destiny and future of Nigeria, not a violent revolution – @olakunlesoriyanTweet
You cannot slap somebody and tell him how to cry. However, the crier must also know that he can’t cry forever – @olakunlesoriyanTweet
Crying, by design must have a life span. It must be morphed into a strategy after a while. @olakunlesoriyanTweet
Methods must be changing while we stay loyal to the mission – @olakunlesoriyanTweet
If you have a goal, you must ensure that the instrument of delivering your goals has the capacity to deliver it, otherwise you are wasting time like trying to get a chicken to rap or a snake to jog (😂) – @olakunlesoriyanTweet
Stop segregating and labeling the poor… they are just differently expressive of the same thing you express @olakunlesoriyanTweet
Touts are not designed to express themselves in order. They thrive in chaos @olakunlesoriyanTweet
Any income that wouldn’t suffice for survival, savings and to help others is not an income source, but slavery @olakunlesoriyanTweet
Don’t confuse what is easy for you to do with what is easy for all @olakunlesoriyanTweet
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