Road to Whitemandom
Nana Amponsem had witnessed over four scores of new-yam festivals. He had so many children with his three wives and a good number from concubines. Awo Serwa, his only surviving wife had only one child. Strangely, he usually responded to the greetings of his own children with a funny question:"Which of my wives is your mother"? His friends and everybody around would laugh anytime he asked that question. The fact was, he could not make a distinction between his children. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Nana Amponsem indeed was the king Solomon of his generation. King Solomon married three hundred wives and seven hundred concubines. No matter how you look at it, you cannot call that wisdom. Reading Road to Whitemandom will help you glean a lot of wisdom from older people.
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