Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief – Memo 9: This tribe of thieves will keep stealing until…

They can make the distinction between money, adrenaline rush and love! What do we call the feeling between thieves and their female partners when the thieves return home with their loot after a successful operation? When the thieves order for booze, pepper soup and sundry items to celebrate the moment with their girls, what do we call the feeling when they embrace and get closer…?…

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Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief – Memo 7: This tribe of thieves love to fight, unlike their parents

Those who say men are born to fight point to man’s love for violent games and violent entertainment. They note the fact that when most boys pick up a smartphone and look for games to play, they often settle for those which allow them to run, push, hit, kick, etc. To affirm the position that men are born to fight. What did you notice when…

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Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief – Memo 6: This tribe of thieves know where to hit

Knowledge is the other side of their most important coin. Yesterday, we saw the first side of their coin – exceptional skills and uncommon abilities. For while the ‘bigger thief’ focuses his attention mostly on ‘enjoying’ his loot, the honest thief plots to puncture all that. While the ‘bigger thief’ is ‘caught up’ in all the ‘enjoyment details’ scarcely paying attention to foolproof security, the honest…

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Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief – Memo 5: This tribe of thieves play to their strength

One chief reason for which the honest thief is not underrated is that he understands the language of skill, stealth, adaptability and portability. And that is how they speak. Through rigour and discipline they acquire the skills necessary for survival. They begin, develop and horn their skills from fighting other people’s battle. And because one of the governing principles in nature claims that if you…

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Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief – Memo 4: This tribe of thieves seek to compensate for the indignities…

To which their parents were subjected. In many traditional African societies, many people can relate with such expressions like, ‘this is the child that will take away shame from this family.’ Or ‘this child will remove the disgrace this family has endured over the years.’ Whether or not the child in question goes on and delivers on that expectation is a different issue all together but…

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Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief – Memo 3: For this tribe of thieves, stealing makes them feel alive

I thought Liam reminded me of some of the elegant stallions ridden by brave soldiers in many war epics of yore. They were alive yet looked even more so as they crushed the earth under foot bridging lost distance and taking their riders into battle. You hardly noticed any fear in their eyes. It was almost as if they lived to fight. This captivating grandeur…

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Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief – Memo 2: This tribe of thieves don’t stop until they find…

Something that gives them the same thrill as stealing. They started out riding on the angst, anger, injustice, disappointment, etc but soon that gives way to something else. They do not know what it is exactly but when they find it, they know. They cannot describe it. They cannot explain it but the restlessness they feel despite their ‘successes’ is proof enough that they are yet…

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Liam Neeson’s Honest Thief – Memo 1: This tribe of thieves don’t steal for the money but the feeling

Money is such a powerful tool because of the sense of being in control it gives its owner. It is one of the primary reasons most people struggle to have it. Specifically, for thieves it is often the case that they steal to have money to spend… So, when a thief emerges who steals simply for the feeling, he throws an interesting dynamic into the…

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