…A man and a woman cannot live together without having against each other a kind of everlasting joke. Each has discovered that the other is a fool, but a great fool. This largeness, this grossness and gorgeousness of folly is the thing which we all find about those with whom we are in intimate contact; and it is the one enduring basis of affection, and even of respect. — G. K. Chesterton - as told and discussed in an interesting Op-Ed by David Brooks on “Suffering fools gladly” (via tosin)
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it — begin it now. — Goethe
Lasting Love is not an "Event" it is a "Process - Dr. Sola Fola-Alade -
"The truth is that ‘Real love’ is not the Romantic high and Adrenaline and Dopamine rush we get on Valentine’s Day (although that is nice). Real and true love is built over years. It is created by the little acts of love and care we show daily to our spouse. It’s demonstrated in the nice compliment here, the little text there, a helpful hand, a generous act, time sacrificed to be together and a thoughtful gift. These are the “Little things that make a big difference in a marriage and create a sustained sense of in love-ness with your partner in your marriage’. Remember – true love is not a hundred meter dash, it is a marathon.”
Very salient reminder of what it really means to fall/stand in love.
Africa's Youth -
Interesting article on the future of Africa’s youth. And even more interesting are the stated statistics:
"In less than 3 generations, 41% of the world’s youth will be African"
"By 2035, Africa’s labor force will be larger than China"
"By 2050, over 1/4 of the world’s labor force will be African"
"Africa spends more on secondary education than the global average"
If all these stats are indeed true, it makes you wonder what kind of opportunities abound for engaging that massive workforce to a greater good/goal/vision.
Be diligent, Work hard, Trust God — Efosa Ighile
Georgia Tech at For-Front of Clean Tech Research -
Projects involve solar fuel generation, power generation from vortices of solar heated air, and energy storage.
(Atlanta Business Chronicle Article)
Outsmart Your Brain And Be More Innovative -
Very good read on being more innovative, aka creative:
"Your brain is wired to keep you alive"“Innovation is about change….doing something different than you did previously….about trying something that you have not done before…”
Africa’s Renewable Energy Sector Growth -
Following increased demand for power in Africa, the continent’s renewable energy sector is expected to rise to about $57 billion by 2020,…
“Investment in renewable energy, is a major priority for Africa”