Mudenge Leopard & Manzi Erick

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Although Manzi Erick is Mudenge Leopard’s brother, there are many things that he does not know about his sibling’s background. Mudenge Leopard tells his brother about his childhood, how he left home to earn a living, and emphasizes that the most important lesson he learned was to always strive to be on good terms with everyone. Manzi Erick asks important questions about how to get along with all people, including those who do not want to socialize or those from a different generation, and his brother offers advice.

“Something that helped me survive in this town is that I tried to live in good terms with the people I got to know. I used to avoid anything that could bring conflict between myself and those who were staying together with me in the same house or my neighbors or friends. I used to socialize with all of the people at work. Living in good terms with other people has helped me greatly, so I would like to tell you that you should endeavor to live in good terms with your colleagues. You should try to be a peacemaker wherever you are, and you should live at peace with all people irrespective of who they are.” Mudenge Leopard

“As you know, there are many parents who prevent their children from socializing with other children because they think that their children may be negatively affected by other children who don’t have good behavior. I also have friends; some are well behaved whereas others are badly behaved. So I would like to know how I can socialize with all of them. I also want to know how I should socialize with different people. What is the difference between socializing with young people and socializing with adults?” Manzi Erick

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