Children are both kind and mean.

It is what makes them human.

For humanity to flourish our collective intelligence has taught us that it is wiser to be kind than to be mean. Otherwise, we destroy each other and have no one left.

Our job therefore, as parents and guardians, is to make children see that being kind helps them flourish, without tying it to pecuniary gains.

I call out pecuniary gains because money blurs the line between kindness and meanness. Children operate better when the lines are clearly drawn.

We shape our children by being the right example and showing the right example. Otherwise, we release them into a mean world that shapes them accordingly.

– Osasu Oviawe

Go Outside

Leave the demons behind for a while.

The sun does not just power plants, it powers us too.

The wind does not just strengthen plants, it strengthens us too.

The day does not just bring the light, it lightens our hearts too.

When you return inside, you will bring the sun, wind, and day with you, leaving no space for the demons.

– Osasu Oviawe


There will be trials. There will be errors.

They are features of life.

There will be learning. There will be growth.

They are reflections on life.

There will be peaks. There will be valleys.

They are the pendulum path of life.

There will be a beginning. There will be an end.

They are the assurance of vitality in life.

– Osasu Oviawe

Your Thoughts

Where are you right now?

I don’t mean your physical location. I am talking about your thoughts.

Where are your thoughts right now.

Is that where you want to be?

Just as you can choose your diet, you can choose your thoughts.

Admittedly, your physical location influences your diet, but it does not take away your ability to choose.

Just as it is difficult to sustain a healthy diet, it is difficult to consistently choose healthy thoughts.

Your life depends on your choices and the crosses they bring. Choose the thoughts that serve you, not the ones that enslave you.

Any thought that chains you to the rigidity of the past does not serve you. Any thought that rides on the fluidity of the present serves you.

– Osasu Oviawe