One of the NBA titans, Mobolaji Ojibara, has given a food for thought for lawyers on the need to take care of their health. His words are inspirational and full of wisdom!
And so ahead of the upcoming NBA conference coming up in Lagos, I decided to service my car. Engine oil #6K , oil filter #5K , labour and diagnostic cost #10K. To cap it all I just filled the gas tank up with about #15K . Total cost #36K!
So on my way back to the office, a terrible thought began to form in my mind. I asked myself, how much have I spent this year to service my body? We have lost a couple of our colleagues to the cold hands of death. Some only complained of toothache and some of slight headache and then death struck! A young serving female lawyer died in Ilorin just a few weeks back after preparing amala for her husband the previuos night, no headache, no toothache, she just slumped and died.
For how long will we keep thinking all is well with our health in spite of all odds? We read all day, running from High Court to the Court of Appeal, through to the Supreme Court. We drive through dust at times, inhale all kind of unclean air, sometimes stinking some water we don’t know the source, face computer and phone with our eyes everyday, exposed to phone radiation every hour and on and on and on.
If my car could gulp over #30K [Note: if you are like my rich friends who use Mandilas services, your case is different ….] at an instant just for fine tuning, don’t we think we deserve to diagnose and upgrade our systems.
Now who is doing the tough job, you or your car?
When last did you check up your system my dear 40yr and above old friend? Check your eyes, ears, vital organs like heart, liver and lungs. Check your cholesterol, blood-sugar level and do random urine analysis before you go for that conference. It could make a difference.
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