Entries by Godwin Nwaokike

Stand Up Straight

Sometimes it seems like life is conspiring to do us in. I know a few men who have been struggling financially for a while. One of them recently had a setback in his business and now has no means of income. He has a family to feed. What he has is an actual problem that […]

The Problem With Relativism

There are people that have a problem with morality. They see morality and the rules associated with it as just a matter of personal opinion relative to a particular framework such as one’s upbringing or culture. In essence, they see morality as being relative. Relative means that there is no absolute right or wrong in […]

What the Alcoholic Should Know

Some people have their alcohol intake under control. They hardly keep alcohol at home and drink moderately occasionally, maybe with friends  or people they know. Some may refer to them as social drinkers. These people who have their alcohol intake under control may not be referred to as alcoholics. They don’t drink too much. But […]

How Happiness Happens

The world is full of people who want to be happy, who are trying to be happy. So a good question will be, “How can I attain happiness?” Look at happiness carefully. Maybe the first thing you will realize is that happiness is not a thing in itself. You cannot attain happiness by pursuing happiness. […]

The Truth is Therapeutic

Who has never lied? Who does not lie? Who has never told a “white” lie? It may seem as if we are getting away with telling lies rather than telling the truth so we keep on telling lies. But do we really get away with telling lies? The truth is A and you tell B. […]

Your Existence is Not Trivial

We are expected to act in certain ways so as to be socially acceptable. You do not want everyone to avoid you. So, to an extent, one may end up being predictable. Because we can be predictable, we tend to lose sight of our mysteriousness. You do not understand everything about yourself. You may be […]

The Price of Waking Up

Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, and the first thing they realized was that they were naked. What does it mean to know yourself naked? To be naked means to be vulnerable and easily damaged. Naked means unprotected and subject to judgment. Thus Adam and Eve became ashamed. Their vulnerability was on display. They […]

The Snake in the Garden

Adam and Eve do not seem self-conscious when they were created and placed in paradise – the garden of Eden. The serpent appears in the third chapter of Genesis. God did not just create the serpent, he placed or at least allowed it in the garden. The garden represents a paradisal order while the serpent […]

Why God Made You

Is man a biological accident? Is the human race just another stage of evolution that is purposeless? Am I just a meaningless being in the universe? Is there a plan to life? Any significance? Where did I even come from? For heaven’s sake, why am I here? An intelligent person who is old enough and […]