Who Are Your Friends?

The house where I lived was about to be seized, just because I could not pay the rent. I posted my situation on Facebook looking for help, but all I could get is "two likes" and "zero comment."

So I sent 250 messages to my contact list requesting a loan of N200,000. Unfortunately only 10 people responded. 6 out of 10 said they could not help me. And only 1 out of 4 who promised to help me and gave me some money. The other 3 gave me no excuse and never took my calls. In the end, I was ejected.

I did not have a place to sleep. I walked in the dark looking for options and, unfortunately, a thief stole my empty purse with my ID. He was badly hit by a car in high speed as he fled and died without his body being identified. Only the bag containing my identity card served as a marker. The news the next day spread quickly around that I died.

2500 people posted on my Facebook wall how they knew me and how kind I was. A committee was formed by my "faithful" friends who raised N750,000 to feed people at my funeral.
My work colleagues organized themselves and brought N1.5m for the coffin, the tents and the chairs. I had to be buried in a coffin worth N350,000 but as they hastily bought it there was a man who sold it to them for N200,000 saying it was his contribution.

The family met again, it was a rare opportunity for the family to meet again. Then there was a sitting. For my funeral, the family contributed N400,000. Everyone wanted to volunteer to show that they were participating. They printed t-shirts and polos for more than N85,000

Now imagine the scene when I decided to show myself up the day of my burial ..... Hmmm

So is life today, a sad reality but part of our daily lives. You who read this story, change your mentality.

Help your brother or sister when he or she needs you. Do not wait for their death to show them your love. It will not help them!

Who are your friends? I believe you need to know who is in your circle. You can't keep living your life with people who are simply with you because of what you have or what they can benefit from you. Most of the times, you may not need financial assistance, all you may need at a particular moment could be just a simple hello! How are you doing? Surround yourself with people who love you, care for you and can share the little they have with you...

*Value your friends whilst they are Alive*

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