Renowned Nigerian lawyer and author, Reno Omokri, has averred that a person’s environment determines how well they do in life.
Reno, who made this assertion in a post he shared on Instagram, noted that it’s better to be average in a high-rent district than to be a lord in a ghetto.
According to him, poverty is not caused by generational curses, but by generational bad habits triggered by one’s environment.
He added that it’s better to live in a high-rent district than in a slum because neighbors either add to your labour or your favour.
In his words,
“Better to be an average guy in a high rent district than be a lord in a ghetto. Move from a low rent area even if you have to live in a room in a high rent area. Poverty is not caused by generational curses, but by generational bad habits triggered by your environment. You are the average of the 5 people you hang around with the most. Your neighbours either add to your labour or your favour. That is why you should choose where you live wisely. Slums often come with scums. It is hard to rise above your location.”
A follower who had a different opinion took to the comment to ask where he would get the money to pay for a high-rent apartment and if neighbors really “connect” people.
See their exchange below,