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“We want to light our bulbs, but rejoice when another’s candle is blown out” – Seyi Law shares his thoughts on hate in the society



Comedian Seyi Law took to his Instagram page yesterday to share his thoughts on the disturbing trend of people making hateful comments in the society today. The father-of-one expressed his disappointment at the habit most people have acquired of casting people down simply to get praises from other quarters. He also kicked against the idea of generalizing based on tribal ties. In his words:

JUST MY THOUGHTS. Why is our hand faster for the sword than the hoe? Why are we swift to pull down than laying the bricks? We speak without thoughts and no thoughts to listen. We don’t see the danger in our words, but hold on to the anger it bred. We are a generation quick to blame yet, lazy to make amends. What is the fun in casting down another just for lip praise? We want to light our bulbs, but rejoice when another’s candle is blown out. What happened to the humanity that use to flow with emotions? Why do we allow the poverty of money rob us of the richness of the heart? A heart that can think right can rise about the sadness of lack. Freedom is truly not available because we are in the bondage of Life and Death. Only a mind enlightened with the understanding of time and it’s seasons will truly be liberated. A man who knows not his true identity cannot be truly enlightened. I know my tribe is not the same as knowing who you really are. If you don’t know yourself, you can’t build yourself talk more of another person. Let’s find ourselves first, refine us and together, we can build a better future for us. Let’s build up and refrain from casting down. SEYILAW.

What are your thoughts?

Photo Credit: Instagram – @seyilaw1


  1. SeizeHer

    April 3, 2017 at 6:58 am

    He has good thoughts.

  2. emmanuel

    April 3, 2017 at 7:39 am

    i still wonder how someone would wait years to hav a baby, just for some folks to say the baby is fat. so what if she is fat, do you have an inkling in how much they spent both financially and emotionally to have that ‘fat’ baby ?? witches are not only in the village o. they are plenty on social media

    • ec

      April 3, 2017 at 10:30 am

      the baby is not fat. do you know what a fat baby looks like?

  3. MyCupOfTea

    April 3, 2017 at 8:11 am

    People who just see you and say horrible things are SAD people. YES!!!!!!

  4. Lami

    April 3, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Nice one, so much hate in our society today and It’s frightening.

  5. SoniaPaloma

    April 3, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I think the saying “if you don’t have anything nice to say, do not say anything at all” has gone through the window with this generation. So many sad and depressed people in pain
    I truly think there is high increase of people suffering with mental health issues and I am 100% sure social media plays a big role in it *sigh*

  6. Victor Adegoke

    April 3, 2017 at 11:23 am

    People don’t even love themselves, how will they extend it to other people.

  7. blackbeatle

    April 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    this baby thing was painful to him he wasn’t expecting the backlash ..

  8. Shadebegatshade

    April 3, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Even Bella naija sef Sabi throw shades…”referring to seyi law as the father of one”

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