### It’s Impossible? For Your Level Maybe!

The word "impossible" is used when we get to the limit of our abilities, when we know better, the word fades away and it becomes "I’m possible".
I remember vividly in elementary school, we were taught that
1+2=3, but
1-2=impossible.
You can imagine my shock when I got into high school and we were taught that
1-2=-1,
I was like, are you kidding me? Then it was time for the square roots, cube roots, exponential factors, quadratic equations and one we aptly labeled "almighty formula". We were taught that
The square root of 4 is 2, but that
The square root of -1 is impossible.
Off to college and in the very first class, learned that
The square root of -1 is i.
Then discovered that
1= Cos^2 # + Sin^2 # (where # is theta, from the Greek alphabet)
It was becoming ridiculous for me, but then I thought, maybe they (whoever was in charge of the curriculum) thought that it is better to give it to us in bits and pieces, like in unveiling a new product or service.
You can't fault the thought though, it was a lot to take on at that time and they really expanded our thought processes, especially the word problems.
Looking back now, impossible was possible for my small mind back in elementary school, and as it expanded, the word gradually slipped out, until the next big thing. My thought, we will always face impossible situations until we become bigger, wiser, smarter, more knowledgeable to successfully execute the challenge.
One advantage we have is that our mind is like a rubber band, once expanded and released, returns, but not to its original state, it retains some of the stretch due to the stress that it was subjected to. The longer a rubber band is subjected to a stretch, the more likely it is to retain a greater portion of the stretch after the stress has been removed.
With the above in mind, you can take on challenges that you deem impossible, if only to gain the experience,

### Forgiveness 2.0 – Can you go back?

Forgiveness, just like Love, has definitions to varying degrees or like an onion—layers. I always thought I had the forgiveness thing locked down, yeah right! Just like the proverbial out of the blue, it hit me that I had just erased that part from memory and decided the type of forgiveness I wanted to extend. I found out that I couldn’t (or at least that’s what I had subconsciously agreed) go back if I had the chance. On my way home, it became evident that this sealed can of worms had been in the basement and it is already stinking. It took an interviewer’s probing questions for me to shed light on that chapter in my life’s story. Forgiveness is absolute, but just like everything else, we make it relative and as such varying standards abound. This means what I call forgiveness may not cut it for someone else. While my version of forgiveness may be shallow and warped, yours may be brutally honest. Ultimately, we are responsible for our versions of forgiveness, while it is in our best

### LIF101 - POST NO BILL

I want to tell you a story, and in the next couple of minutes, I would appreciate if you could loan me your undivided attention. I promise to return it with interest; A child was born in an urban area in the heart of Lagos state almost 3 decades ago, attended about 5 primary schools, finally obtained a first school leaving certificate, from there on to just 1 secondary school, being a very brilliant and apt student, he obtained the necessary 5 O'Level credits in senior school certificate exams and got an average score in the university and tertiary matriculations exam. He got admitted to study Physics because they just had to put him somewhere because he knows somebody who knows somebody. Even though in his heart, he wanted to study Electronics and Computer Engineering because that's where his strength is, mechanization and electronics. The result? Instead of the standard 4 years, he ended up spending 8 years and still did not graduate. For those wondering how come, here

### LIFE 101

Most of the years we spend within the four walls of the school environment were spent learning theories of how things work. How to analyze, solve problems given a few clues [symptoms], calculate, and read. However, when we finally leave the confines of those walls; we discover that we have spend one-third of our lives not preparing for the present simply because the school curriculum does not make provision for people-skills, time-management, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, financial intelligence, et al. We start school afresh once we step into the real world and the courses are very systematic because we take the examinations first, then the lesson; the direct opposite of the school we have been used to. Life is more that just a set of classes and some library of books, far bigger than what we have been made to believe. Great men/women of the world had just one thing in common; we never hear of their academic excellence- rather, we hear of what they did outside the w