Mr Helbert claimed he had left this world 100 years ago to go to another planet called Ivory. He showed disinterest in the advent of technology when he compared his simple life in Ivory to the world he lived in now.
He began his story when he met the pope scolding one of the acolytes for using his phone during mass. He described how society was before the invention of technology, which he termed “Evil”.
He said, “My world wasn’t full of evil like this, life was pure and simple then.” He continued that his journey was due to his thirst for knowledge.
During his tour he found himself on a planet called Ivory where everything was based on moral conduct and how to live a simple life.
They cared so much for themselves, and they were always there to help one another.
Their government was decided by popular vote; they had no king or ruler.
Anyone found guilty of misconduct would be banned from associating with others so that the person wouldn’t affect the community.
(Mr. Helbert after taking a long breath continued with his story).
He said when he’d arrived at Ivory, they were afraid of him, they thought he was a spy, or that he had been sent to destroy them.
They captured him and jailed him for over 72 hours before they finally agreed that he should be released but that he must be kept under guard and watched. They later noticed that he was a free-minded man and they started associating with him.
Mr Helbert told them that his thirst for knowledge brought him to Ivory
They made Mr Helbert realise that the only knowledge he needed was how to interact with human beings because humans are the most complex living things on earth.
After hearing this, Mr Helbert decided to leave for his own planet as he had gotten the knowledge he needed.
On his arrival, he saw his world in another dimension, the people he left had turned into beasts due to the advent of the “evil”. This new life made him remember what he had learned on Ivory about how to interact with men regardless of their complexities.
He concluded that the knowledge had kept him alive until now, and he had been able to relate men regardless of their complexities and evil nature. He pleaded that the pope should forgive the acolyte and connect with him regardless of the evil.
Written by Olufolake Clara
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