Life is a mysterious journey which is, and can only be understood by the Giver and Creator of it thereof. It has got lessons wrapped up beautifully and well packaged just for our consumption. The lessons of life are in sessions, episodes which unveils at every stage of it.

At every stage in life, such priceless lessons are being mounted like sign posts which behooves on us to read, comprehend, and apply it to our lives. Thinking aloud, what does a sign post do? What’s the purpose for mounting them? Are they what we need as humans? A sign post has got instructions inscribed on it, and it gives direction both to the wise and unwise, to the learned and unlearned.

An interesting fact is, the Creator never looked elsewhere for who and what should appear on the numerous sign posts but rather used His ‘creatures’. For humans, God used other humans to be an example to their fellows, likewise in plants and animals. Amongst all of God’s creatures, it’s only humans that feel pompous to learn from these sign posts!

These sign posts we’re talking about, if you’re lost, are the lives that others have lived (what others have seen or heard before growing up), and thus should serve as guidelines for us to learn from, so we don’t repeat the same mistakes they made.

Many are those who could have gone far in life if they had heeded to the inscriptions on such sign posts. They felt too proud to learn, some consciously, others unconsciously. They stumbled and thus became sign posts for others. That’s not bad but they could’ve done better, of which they’re aware!

Young people of today would rather resort to ‘near-insults’ when they are cautioned against dangerous paths and would prefer having it their way. We feel we’re well informed about life much more than any one is hence such warnings/advises become bogus.

Never forget, life is best lived from mistakes. Learning from the vulnerabilities of others makes us strong going forward. Taking a cue from the life of a father, mother, an uncle or any elderly person may prove beneficial as we go through ours.

Let’s make conscious efforts to make our journey through life a better one. Live life to the full, learn from the mistakes of others to avoid a stumble halfway through. Never feel too big to learn, especially from the one ahead of you for he/she may have stepped on thorns that you’re yet to step on. Never become a sign post halfway through life…. (Anyway, I zip my mouth).



Paa Kwesi Mensah

Paa Kwesi Mensah is a product of the University of Cape Coast where he read Psychology.

His love for humanity and an intrinsic desire to impact positively on his generation were what led him into writing.
He's popularly known as "Moshoosho de Counsellor".


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