The needs required by each and every human being are insatiable

Material things may not bring satisfaction

If you have a car, you would think of having another

If you own a house, you would think of building your second house

Whereas self-contentment will always make you satisfied

Self-content makes you joyful

Having and maintaining

An emotional state of satisfaction

Gives you a peaceful ease of mind

And the ability to relate with people without ill-will

When you’re self-satisfied

With the little you have

You won’t be sad or depressed

Whenever you see those who have more material things than you

Or are more talented than you

Self-contentment makes you ecstatic

And prevents you from casting envious glances at others

It promotes good relationship with other people

Self-contentment improves your morals

Such as self-discipline and self-restraint

It also makes you ward off evils

A child that’s not contented steals at school

A wife that’s not contented

Eyes up another man

An employee that’s not contented

Pilfers at their place of work

Self-contentment prevents a child from thievery

And also builds moral rectitude in them

It makes a wife comport herself well

And also builds a peaceful home

Being happy with what you have

Shows humility and gratitude to God

Those who are satisfied with what they have

Are free of greed and ill-will against others

Be obedient to those of higher ranks

As this prevents punishments, worries and ill-feelings

Embrace your self-worth instead of condemning

Those who can perform better than you

Rasheed Olayemi

Rasheed Olayemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria into the family of a business magnate, late Alhaj Chief Mustapha Temitope Lasisi. He is a teacher. He has taught in private schools in Abeokuta and Lagos for over a decade as well as manifold extramural classes. He has a great deal of experience in teaching. He is also an author. He writes poetry, prose, and dramas. Olayemi is the author of Poetry for the Rightful Thinkers published by Trafford Publishing, Bloomington, IN, USA. The book won The Gold Seal Of Literary Excellence Award after a meaningful review by The US Review of Books in 2014. He is also the author of Poetry On Moral Values published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, Houston, Texas, USA. Some of the short stories he authored were The Regrets of Omotolu & The Illegitimate King published by Smashwords & Amazon, MATOWO (a Yoruba language short stories) published by Evans (Brothers) Publishers, Nigeria. In July 2013 he attended the International Education And Resource Network (IEARN) Conference held in Doha, Qatar. He had worked in Dubai, UAE for a few years.

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