The 80-20 Rule of Innate vs Man-made 


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Ever wondered why;

The mind gets sharper;

When it’s fed with more knowledge;

And the computer gets slower;

When its memory is getting used up?

 

How about talent?

Ever heard of one’s creativity getting depleted;

Because it was used too much?

One gets better with each consistent practice;

But a skills app is exhaustible;

One cannot depend on it forever;

Without an update or upgrade;

 

Of all the tasty well-brewed drinks produced;

None can satisfy thirst as well as water does;

Though it is tasteless;

 It’s sweet in its own right;

No one suffers side effects with drinking good water;

No sugar buildup or addiction risks;

Whiles artificial drinks can cause death;

Water is life.

 

As much as man has been blessed;

With knowledge to produce things;

To make living comfortable;

They are merely resources;

But the Creator of all things;

Is the source.

 

He knows why He created some things Himself;

And left others to us to make with our hands;

Because He is infinite in His ways;

What He has built in us is designed as such too;

Replacing our natural abilities;

With artificial intelligence of some sort;

Is like throwing away our 80 percent

Only to get a 20 percent;

 Branded to look like a 120 percent worth;

 

We were created to be productive;

With the abundance of nature’s materials;

Let’s enjoy the fruits of our hands;

It’s our right;

But let’s not ignore what we have innately;

Leaving them to rust and rot;

Because even the most sophisticated of machines;

Can break down at any time;

And if we depend on them for even the little things;

How would we survive;

When they become temporarily unavailable?

 

Don’t throw away the source;

To live with the resource;

Chase after the things that last;

They hold priceless value;

So don’t sell your soul;

For something with an expiry date;

 

You’re more precious than that.

 

© Josephine Amoako 2016

 

 

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. somawrites says:

    So rich in meaning! well done Josey! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Amaka ☺

      Liked by 1 person

      1. somawrites says:

        You’re welcome, Josey 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Love the messages in this one. Great write.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you. I appreciate that ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  3. eddaz says:

    This is very awesome. Kind if different from what I’ve seen you write but excellent😘

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Eddaz☺😘

      Liked by 1 person

      1. eddaz says:

        You are welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. All I can say to all of those words is…WHOA!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Tahlitha 😊

      Like

  5. Nana Yaa Ntiwaa Asare says:

    Thanks Jose… #word

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, dear

      Like

  6. writeshefali says:

    Awesome lines with a good message… Loved it 😊👍🏼👌🏼

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading! ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  7. “Of all the tasty well-brewed drinks produced;
    None can satisfy thirst as well as water does;
    Though it is tasteless;
    It’s sweet in its own right;”

    Natural trigger, natural response.

    Beautiful read Joseyphina😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Yaw☺

      Like

  8. You have written a wonderful and inspiring piece! I enjoyed it. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed reading, Shakiya ☺

      Like

  9. zaram says:

    I love love love love this.😘😘😘
    Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m happy you so! Thanks for reading, Zaram😊😘

      Liked by 1 person

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