In the previous episode we were able to establish that, THERE IS MORE TO LIFE ON CAMPUS than attending lectures and pursing good grades. We were also able to establish that irrespective of the fact that we are not being prepared for true life challenges on campus we can't fold our hands and blame our educational system. WE MUST BE RESPONSIBLE and remember that NO ONE OWES US ANYTHING.
It has gotten to my noticed that some folks get into the higher institution at a very tender age. They are so tender and clueless. Without much dispute, you will agree with me that this set of folks are prone to misdirection, reckless living.
This has always been the case, they get involved in illicit act and before they realized what they were doing they've already made a mess of themselves. Yes see, what they need is not condemnation, what they need is proper orientation.
As I share my thought with a lady some months back, she was sincere enough to tell me that she's aware that the primarily reason why she spent 2 extra year in the higher institution was due to lack of orientation, lack of information. I commend her for being sincere and taking responsibility. But I won't want this to happen to an Undergraduate that comes in contact with me.
Truth be said, so many destinies has been truncated right in the higher institution and these may be due to dysfunctional parent upbringing, wrong information or lack of proper orientation.
No matter your level in higher institution, no matter the errors you've made, permit yourself to grow. Permit yourself to right your wrong. Permit yourself to take one step that will turn your life around.
I'm here to assist you.
Cheers to a life of purpose and influence.
Do you know why you can be academically sound but financially bankrupt? Have you seen a vibrant youth who has a very healthy social life but performs poorly?
Let's talk about living a balanced life as an undergraduates in Episode 5.
(The Leading Trailblazer)
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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (May 6, 1937 – April 20, 2014) was a professional boxer and legal rights advocate who spent nearly 20 years in prison for murder convictions that were later overturned.
Carter spent 19 years in prison for a triple murder in Paterson, N.J., before a federal judge ruled in 1985 that he and John Artis, who was with Carter on the night of the shootings, did not receive fair trials due to racism and ordered them released
Carter and Artis both served time in Rahway State Prison.
When in Prison Hurricane Carter wrote a book about his innocence. A lawyer couple in Toronto found the book at a library sale and after reading it were compelled to help him. They travelled to the US to assist in the appeal.
Once release, Hurricane Carter moved to Toronto, where he became the head of the Innocence Project. He was also the was executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) from 1993 until 2005.
Hurricane Carter received many awards one of which was the Abolition Award from Death Penalty Focus in 1996. The movie ‘The Hurricane’ by Denzel Washington was about Hurricane carter.
In return for his freedom, the crooked police who were trying to frame Mr. Carter asked Artist to make a statement stating that Hurricane Carter killed the men. Artist refused, although he met carter that days he was sure of his innocence because he was driving him home at the time of the murder. Because of the Artist served 15 years. Years later, When Carter was battling cancer, John Artist travelled to Canada for a 2 years to take care of his dying friend. John Artist is the representation of LOVE. He unselfishly gave up his life for his friend, a man he only met the day they were thrown in jail wrongfully convicted.
Artist and a group of inmates in Rahway State Prison started the ‘Scared Straight” program for at risk youth before A&E took over.