the very beautiful Cote D’ivoire / Ivory Coast, Western Africa, Africa , singer, musician, model, actress, entrepreneur and business woman ; Eudoxie Yao has declared categorically and with all fort-right-ness

via her post at social media that

THE VALUE OF A MAN IS NOT MEASURED BY SIZE.

( please click the link address below for more details :
https://www.facebook.com/eudoxieyaoy/photos/a.228476683992516/1363093873864119/?type=3&theater )

it is a rather elegant declaration
and one that both
➡️ gives room for more argument? / more discussion for and against on the topic
and also
➡️ gives rise to the question / thinking? : by what parameters / assessment / factors is the value of a man ( and/or a woman ) measured ?

a person that AGREES and affirms that the value of a man ( and/or a woman ) is not measured by size may argue that the value of a man ( and/or a woman ) is defined, for example, by how well he / she can provide financially for his ( and/or her ) family and other dependents especially in austere economic times.

a person that DIS-AGREES and contradicts Eudoxie Yao’s affirmation that the value of a man ( and/or a woman ) is not measured by size is in fact saying that the value of a man ( and/or a woman ) is actually measured by his ( and/or her ) physical size including his ( and/or her ) height, weight, etc and may proffer arguments of physical compatibility ( including physical compatibility in the bedroom ) to back that averment.

this sort of discussion / controversy? can drag on for hours and weeks and months and years.
especially where the persons of opposing views either
➡️ refuse or decline to acknowledge valid points made by those who have a differing opinion to theirs
and perhaps also
➡️ remain adamant as to the correct-ness and absolute universal application and relevance of their own views to all instances even in the face of examples / instances / facts to the contrary.

it would seem, in my own personal opinion,
that the value of a man ( and/or a woman ), whether measured in reference to
➡️ his ( and/or her ) level of success in his ( and/or her ) chosen career / business / profession
➡️ his ( and/or her ) level of financial / economic / monetary success in real life
➡️ the level of his ( and/or her ) ability to provide materially and otherwise ( e.g in terms of protection, succor, nurturing, mentoring, etc ) for his ( and/or her ) family members and other dependents
➡️ etc, etc,

is essentially,
at the end of the day,
on balance,

something i.e an assessment i.e a finite assessment that
can only be more fairly and more accurately arrived at by
taking an aggregate of all the identified ( and agreed ? ) parameters i.e indices of assay / measurement
and
thence arriving at an overall summary / conclusion.

and so,
one may end up surmising that,

for example,
➡️ a man ( and/or a woman ) who failed at his ( and/or her ) chosen career e,g singing because ( he and/or she ) really couldn’t sing and didn’t have a voice as nice as Rihanna’s or Eudoxie Yao’s anyway
but who, for example,
has pots and pots of money and is for example a multi-billionaire in USA dollar terms because, for example,
a rich uncle who died at 120 years old mentioned him ( and/or her )
as successor in that rich uncle’s last will and testament

and is therefore
despite his ( and/or her ) having failed at a career in, for example, singing / music / entertainment / business / engineering / politics / trading / manufacturing / whatever / etc

able to provide adequately for his ( and/or her ) family and other dependents
monetarily, materially and otherwise ( e.g in terms of protection, succor, nurturing, mentoring, etc ) is a person of much value and high value

whereas
for example,
➡️ a man ( and/or a woman ) who succeeded brilliantly at his ( and/or her ) chosen career e.g a Professor at a Government-owned University in Nigeria who holds various awards for academic excellence, both international and local,
spanning through his ( and/or her )
primary school period, secondary school period,
undergraduate period i.e university student period and
his ( and/or her ) career as a lecturer and has contributed much to the
increase in the body of world knowledge in his ( and/or her ) area of specialization through research and innovation, etc

but who, for example,
because the Nigeria Public Administration system does not pay University lecturers, both serving and retired, adequately and properly ►►►

( a situation which has historically led to many ASUU [ Association of Academic Staff Union of Universities ] strikes / industrial actions in Nigeria )

►►► has not been paid his ( and/or her ) salary or pension or other emoluments for several months ( more than 7 months, for example )
and is therefore
despite his ( and/or her ) having succeeded spectacularly at a his / her chosen career in the academics,
unable to provide and/or provide adequately for his ( and/or her ) family and other dependents
monetarily, materially and otherwise
may end up being assessed by some or many
as being a person of rather little value or no value at all.

so, all told,
a fairly accurate assessment of the value of a man ( or woman ) is really,
irrespective of the personal individual idiosyncrasies and perspectives,
opinions, etc of the assessors
essentially really
the cumulative result of an assay of a combination of the ( defined ) factors, if any,
by which the assessment is done.

By sam

Samuel Ojekwe is essentially just your basic everyday fellow that you see in your neighbourhood while you go about doing your stuff and who, like you, wishes and hopes that the world becomes a better place for all of us.

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