Following the incident involving Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and a young man as made public by Tonye Cole, many reactions have poured in from all crevices of the social media.

While some people praised the young man for ‘taking back his power’ from the elite, as represented by Wole Soyinka, others including Tonye Cole faulted him for not showing respect to an elderly especially one as accomplished as the Professor.

A most interesting reaction is one we have gathered from an op-ed published earlier this week in The Punch, we have conclusively put together some lessons that might be useful to learn if this window seat business is looked at from a holistic point of view.

Here they are:

“A nation cannot grow beyond the thoroughness of its people’s contemplation. For it is from deep thoughts about conditions around a people that vision is born and as the good book says, a people without a vision are going nowhere.”
It is important to know that you do not know everybody’s backstory but it is even more important to recognise your lack of that knowledge.
Know your history!
“It is immoral to judge others by what you consider to be your own standards, especially when you have failed to understand theirs or find a common value system that unites.”

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