When I came to the knowledge of this truth way back in the secondary school, I made up my mind to marry before the age of 30 against all odds.
My had dad died at a retirement age of 64 when I was 7 and my younger brother was 4. The dead man left no plans or economic arrangements to train both the younger and far older children in school or in trade.
This mistake is being repeated today by even far more educated and exposed people. We do this and claim a non-existent covenant with God when we should have applied the common sense God gave us.
Don’t say you didn’t read this wise counsel from here. It is a knowledge so obvious but easily ignored to one’s private regret.
I decided that I would not repeat the same mistake my father made hence my determination to marry at 30 which I later realized was even too late.
HARD FACTS FOR GUYS
Assuming you get married at 30 and your wife conceives and delivers your first child when you are 31, the following would likely play out:
Because the average age of graduation in the Nigerian universities these days is 26 then, you shall be 57 at the graduation ceremony of your first child.
Also assume that you have 3 kids with an average spacing age of 2 years then your last child would be 5 years younger than the first. Therefore, you shall be over 63 at the graduation ceremony of your last child.
ISSUES: Look around you and you shall notice the increasing rate of delayed conception and child mortality which is 1/400 (i.e one new born baby out of 400 to Nigerian parents dies in the hospitals) and if you factor in the possibility that there might be delays in conception and assign a number of years to this possibility say for instance, add 4years to that, then a man may be 67 years at the graduation of the last of his three children.
INFORMATION TO CONSIDER
1. All civil servants must retire at 60 while professors and judges retire at 70.
2. Average life expectancy in Nigeria is now 47 years for men and 48 for women meaning that most Nigerian men die before the age of 48.
The above implies that you would be retired and may not be able to earn enough money to Read More
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