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Why You Should Leave Your Parents House By 20

This is why the rich succeed, and the poor rarely succeed.

“To me, the definition of success is waking up in the morning with a smile on your face, knowing it’s going to be a great day. I was happy and felt like I was successful when I was poor, living six guys in a three-bedroom apartment, sleeping on the floor.”

The best definition that intrigued me to write this piece was said by the legendary basketball coach, John Wooden. He said:

“Success is a matter of satisfaction”

Where do all these definitions of success lead to?

John’s definition is priceless. He talks about success in an ambivalent approach. From his definition, we can conclude that being a mediocre is a type of success to some incredible kind of people, provided that you are satisfied with it and happy with it (Richard’s definition corroborates it).

What parable best explains mediocrity?

I didn’t invent this conjectural parable, but let’s imagine I did.

What causes mediocrity?

Mediocrity is caused as result of a retrogressive restoration of the persona. This simply means that there is a collapse in your conscious attitude. The collapse comes in various forms:


You still live with your parents | You still live with your guardian

I have questions for you…

How long will you still remain in your parent’s house?

If you still choose to remain in your parent’s house and you are above 20, then Pinocchio is smarter than you.

How is Your Life Related To Pinocchio?

Pinocchio story is indeed a very touching one.

Three Powerful Lessons To Be Learnt

Continuously let your inner voice be your polaris: Pinocchio had the cricket as his inner voice. Although, his father was there to guide him, that didn’t stop his inner voice (cricket) from communicating with him. Sometimes, all you need to do is to listen to your inner voice and hearken to its instructions.



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Tobiloba Adejumo

Interested in biomarker development, software dev and ai, as well as psychology, history, philosophy, relationships. Website: