If you want comfort you have to create it

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I have this little niece who came to the house with her mum and stayed a few days during the holidays. She's very funny, talks a lot, and asks so many questions. When I say many I mean many. She can be a pain at times but usually means well. But one thing about her that always annoys me was the fact that she was very picky. She didn't like almost anything. From not wanting to eat common Nigerian foods like Bread, pap, beans, and so on, to silly things like not wanting to walk in the house unless she's wearing a pair of slippers. And what was funny was how though she loved all the luxuries, the majority of the time she wasn't ready to put in the effort to get what she wanted. She wanted everything she needed and wanted it to be spoon-fed to her.

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At first, I just ignored it, but at some point, it was getting out of hand so I had to sit her down and talk to her. It seemed ridiculous at the time, cause she's still really small but now that I look back at it it was definitely needed. I did my best to explain to her without any chastisement.

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It is awesome to want all the best things in life. Or to want her things done specially, but I made her understand that a lot of things don't just grow on trees, and those that do were planted and nurtured before getting to that stage. All the best things in life you see did not just appear, and they weren't just gifted. Our parents had to work hard and we also have to work hard so that we can even surpass them which is their desire.

She was pretty receptive, and it may or may not change her behavior. But at least it will make her stop and think for a second.

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Now, why did I share this story? Well, I decided to share it because who knows, It may be something someone reading this needs to hear. You can't sit there and be waiting for things to come to you, you need to work hard so you can get to where you want to be, and then you'll be able to say "I don't want this, I prefer that instead." or "This should be done instead" anywhere and people will listen. Why? Because you'll fully deserve it. If you want comfort you have to create it

~THANKS FOR READING~

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I asked many questions as a child, too, because I wanted to learn and I wanted to understand the world. It sounds like a good lesson you taught her, and it was heartwarming that you did it without chastisement. Good for you, for being such a good uncle and teacher to the little one! 😊

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Kids, at times, are very annoying because of their talking habit. My son is the one.

It is not just the problem of kids that they want the work done for them but adults also want the ease be done for them. They just think that they are entitled for getting all the luxuries without working for them. It is something that creates problems for them as well as for the people in their surrounding.

I think kids are quite wise. When we tell them something, they do understand

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Yeah, I totally get what you're saying. We want what's best for them so we give them the best things, but we have to be careful and teach them that those best things didn't just appear from thin air, they were actually worked for.

yeah, I hope she understands and takes the lesson with her as she grows.

!PIZZA

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If you want comfort you have to create it

I am totally agree with your statement. I liked that sentence very much. Nothing comes to us how we want. We need to work to make everything better for ourselves.

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Very true Intishar. we just need to keep putting in the effort and pray that our efforts are rewarded.

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Wow... loving this piece of advice
Your niece must have had a change in mind since then and if yes, nice that she knows the truth about life.

Anyone that want a comfy life for herself and that of her future generations should work hard for it now and enjoy later .

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Very true Nkem. I'm hoping those words follow her as she grows

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