Facade the delusions of grandeur

Sunday 27/10/2019 – Random Thoughts and Deep Reflections –
The year was 2014. My family members had taken a Christmas and New Year break and travelled back home to Zambia to visit relatives and check on one Project. One day I decided to visit places in Chilenje (Lazimen’s and Mikes Pub) for good old times sake. Whilst chatting with colleagues, among them Mike, the owner of the place, a group of men came in 4 vehicles,(TOP of the range I should add)! I later learned that they are a bunch of the Jerabo mob or gangsters that frequented that place all the from the Copperbelt every other weekend splashing and showing off money! Ka behaviour fye! Black table, pulling girls by force, smoking Shasha and cigars in Public, ifimasele as they converse and spraying the entire 750ml Perfume in the air as they curse and insulting as they chatted! We all know several people like that! Anione anione! Some ZNBC DJs, Radio Newsreaders Or TV casters presume everyone knows who they are or are owed a beer or two under the pretext or mistaken belief that they are public figures or local celebrities! Bola panshi! Kwalisa DSTV with plenty of bouquets!

Listen to this! Nangu ni pa Facebook fye, Whatever you’re doing, a sense of superiority will make you worse at it. Humility, on the other hand, will make you better. Umuntu kubako humble limo limo! Like the Lusaka Mayor wakamako umukaka wa ngombe wanwako! The moment you think you’ve got it all figured out, your progress stops. Instead, continue to advance and improve by reminding yourself how much more there will always be to discover.

If you aren’t humble, (Aliba Humble Umuguys, Lol,) whatever empathy you claim is false and probably results from some arrogance or the desire to control. But true empathy is rooted in humility and the understanding that there are many people with as much to contribute in life as you. – Anand Mahindra advised us.

Confidence is positive and empowering, but arrogance is deadly. Be confident, but not at the expense of your respect for others. Don’t burn up all your energy proving how great you are. Invest your time and energy being thoughtful and helpful.

Be humble, be gracious, and make peace with inner fears before stepping out into the limelight and allowing yourself to be subjected to all of humanity. – Maximillian Degenerez stated!

See the victories not as proof of your supremacy, but as opportunities to offer more value to life. See the defeats not as personal affronts, but as chances to learn and grow stronger.

Take care not to waste your time in delusions of grandeur. Embrace the power of confident humility, and live well. Nipa Sunday Lelo, kuyako naku Chalichi ( Church Service, mass, meeting, congregation). Stay well and be blessed- KKK444

Published by Kemman

Regulatory and Independent Consulting Professional with expertise in Financial Crime Risk Compliance encompassing Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Countering Terrorism Financing (CTF), Anti-Bribery & Corruption (ABC – FCPA & UKAB), Global Trade & Sanctions, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD), Internal Audit Testing, Reviews, Validation, Risk Assessment. Worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America (USA). Banking & FinTech, Anti-Sex & Human Trafficking Advocate, FOREX & Cryptocurrency trading, Travel & Tours, Telecommunications & Energy.

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