Sunday, May 14, 2017
Money Cannot Buy Class
Money can buy luxury. But money cannot buy class.
Class comes with dignity, integrity and nobility.
Many people mistake luxury for class. But luxury is not class.
You can take a monkey out of the jungle to a palace, but you cannot take the jungle out of the monkey. The monkey will still behave like a monkey even when dressed in Gucci or Chanel.
I see many of these classless characters among the richest Nigerians in their palatial mansions in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Bonny, Warri, Calabar, Aba, Owerri, Ibadan, Abuja, Jos, Minna, Adamawa, Katsina, Kaduna, Kano and other cities in Nigeria.
People without class have no scruples even though they have the highest titles in Nigeria.
As the famous Nigerian actress, Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett said: "They don't even know how to sit on their imported Italian settee or how to eat on the mahogany dining table.'
They don't have the decorum and dignity of the upper class western society they want to copy by buying posh cars and living in palatial mansions.
Majority of them are crooks and rogues with ill-gotten riches. That is why they are called the "stinking rich".
"They don't even know how to speak, because they don't know how to think. "
Class is priceless.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of "In the House of Dogs", "The Prophet Lied", "Scarlet Tears of London", "Diary of the Memory Keeper ", " Bye, Bye Zimbabwe ", "The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream" and other books distributed by Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers worldwide.