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Rumble! Young man Rumble!

Written by Ope Ashiru


Out there it’s a jungle.  From Kinshasa forests to Vegas Casinos: sharks everywhere, yeah even in places you least expect. Wherever whenever, son you’ve got to deal. Don’t be fooled by the fancy suits and smooth talks, high heels and soft touches one thing you’ve got to know about sharks; the finest are the fiercest. First rule of engagement: don’t rub noses with a shark, it may be your last dental appointment.


The key to navigation is vision. Keep your eyes open or you loose. Your hands can’t touch what your eyes can’t see. Forget what you can see, what do you ‘see’. Tell me your dreams. All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind wake in the day to find it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.


As far as life is concerned: what you don’t desire you don’t deserve, and pursuit is the proof of desire. Hunger is the best kept secret of success. Are you hungry? Don’t be shy, do something about it: show up at the table, grab a plate, take a serving. No one despises a hungry man when he takes actions to pacify his inner yearnings. Do what you must do, but do not steal, theft is what’s beneath your dignity not hard work.


They say ‘Shoot first and ask questions last’, some may beg to disagree. I really don’t care what you do first in life as long as you take your shots. On second thought, you miss every shot you don’t take, so I guess Pippi Delena was right. Shoot first! It’s not a laughing game, oftentimes he who shoots first shoots last, you understand?


Sometimes life comes around and it knocks you down, just remember, he that is down needs fear no fall. Be bold, get up and get even, then you will be in an even better position. Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.


Need I say more? Oh! Rumble! Young man rumble!






A potpourri of quotes inspired by Bundini’s rhymes in the movie Ali

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