For many who are familiar with the age long Bible story of Esau and Jacob – the two sons of Isaac, you will agree with me that many of the young people we have these days are the Esau people.
In case you have forgotten, let me remind you of the story.
Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished.
He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!”
Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.” “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”
But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.
Suggested Read: How to sell everything by ‘Seun Oyewole
Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.
So who are the Esau folks in today’s context? They are folks with the following traits:
1.They always magnify their problems or challenges. “Feed me with the same stew for I am about to die!”
2.They always desire the results, but weary of going through the process.
3.They are usually short-term minded.
4.They usually devalue what the good things they’ve got in order to satisfy their immediate urges.
5.They are usually desperate folks and bad negotiators.
6.They are usually quick to make decisions that may have a lifetime effect on them once they see things are attractive.
7. They are not analytical in their thinking.
8. They are the now or never folks!
9. They are not often interested in a win-win approach to relationships.
10. They always want to eat their cakes and have it back again.
11. They often trade what they cannot do without for what they can do without in the face of little challenges or problems
12. They often spend months and sometimes years seeking revenge for their irresponsible actions.
13. They usually have a sense of entitlement.
14. They are not conservative folks. They are the “kill it, eat it,! kill it, eat it!” ‘