The death of highly successful Nigerian business mogul and financial expert, Laolu Martins, has indeed broken hearts of lots of Nigerians, especially going by the revelation that he committed suicide following alleged long battle with depression.
The young man who has left great legacies in different financial institutions and other fields as an investment banking expert, is equally the co-founder and executive director of a popular restaurant chain known as Bukka Hut. The reactions from most Nigerians have shown that they are indeed confused on what mankind really want to at least, have a happy and fulfilled life in the face of many troubles of the world we live in.
What could have driven this young successful and wealthy businessman into suicidal depression, such that he had to end it all on Tuesday, September 27, 2022? I have read lots of comments across social media platforms since the news of his death broke out, and all pointing to the subject matter; what does mankind really want?
Glancing through different parts of the world, most especially in Nigeria, we will find millions of people languishing in pains and tears as a result of poverty, only wishing and praying for riches of the world to locate them. To this group of people, the only antidote required to bring back their joy and happiness is money; becoming rich! But on the other end, you ask yourself, is that all to man’s pathway to eternal happiness? Obviously the answer is “no”. What then do we really need to have a happy life?
In the pursuit of wealth and riches, mankind must learn to balance the equation, to enable us savour the accompanying moments after the wealth and riches must have been acquired in the end.
It is so unfortunate that we have to lose this great man and intellectual asset in this manner, such that has left millions battling to find the perfect answer/solution to humanity’s ultimate desire/needs! A man that many people have looked up to for years, hoping to be like him as they walk through the rain and sun everyday in the search of greener pastures. But took his own life, definitely many would have been left stranded in bewilderment over this, as they lustfully ponder on which way is the best for mankind.
Sadly, this event will definitely alter the thinking of most people, questioning their curiosity on what is there after to make humanity a complete adventure- is it wealth, fame, love, happy family, or what else?
May his soul continue to rest in peace, amen!
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