Is The Oval House Too Big For Dr. Ben Carson? I Don’t Think So.

Dr. Ben Carson.

“Yes Benjamin” he said.

I heard snickers around me. The other kids probably thought it was a joke, or that I was going to say something stupid.

“Obsidian” I said.

“That’s right!” He tried not to look startled, but it was obvious he didn’t expect me to give the correct answer.

“That’s obsidian,” I said, “and it’s formed by the supercooling of lava when it hits the water.”

…when I finally paused, a voice behind me whispered, “Is that Bennie Carson?”

Culled from, Think Big by Dr. Ben Carson, formally called “Bennie Carson!”

I am a Nigerian and I love Dr. Ben Carson. I haven’t met him yet. Hopefully, when he becomes the President of United States Of America, I will have the chance to shake his “Gifted Hands.”

Dr. Ben has gone a long way; from his humble beginning at the back of Detroit, Michigan to leading his class in high School and heading Pediatric Neurosurgery at the popular Johns Hopkins at the relatively young age of 33, the youngest American to first occupy that position, not to mention his groundbreaking work of separating conjoined twins, Dr. Ben is  indeed a pictorial representation of inspiration.


Just like Albert Einstein’s name is synonymous to intelligence, the name Ben Carson is synonymous to achievement and inspiration. This catalogue of achievements lends credence to this: in 2000, the Library of Congress selected Carson as one of its "Living Legends." The following year, CNN and Time magazine named Carson as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. In 2006, he received the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP. In February 2008, President George W. Bush awarded Carson the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And in 2009, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. portrayed Carson in the TNT television production Gifted Hands.

With legion of honorary degrees in his kitty, Dr. Ben Carson has become a symbol of inspiration to millions of high school students around the globe. I first heard of Dr. Ben in my sophomore at the University of Ibadan, my good friends who were medical students were always seen discussing a book authored by Ben Carson “Gifted Hands.”  Later I had the opportunity to read this book, and since, I have come to completely fall in love with Dr. Ben Carson. He’s a man who has inspired me the way nobody else has done. I could identify with his story. His journey from the wood to international fame is one of the most inspirational stories anyone could ever read.

When I heard that Dr. Ben was aspiring to become the President of United States of America, I was elated. I knew that this man could transform America with his “Gifted hands” and the mind that is always “Thinking Big” because he has eyes that can see “The Big Picture.” And anyone who has enough brain in his frontal lobes should know that Dr. Ben possesses quintessential qualities that match the office of the President of the United States

Intelligent people listen while Carson talks.

I do not write this because am an American, I write this because Dr. Ben Carson has personally influenced my life in no small measure and the lives of several people all over the world. He deserves the right publicity not the kind I have seen the mainline media in the US giving to him. While it’s true that Mr. Trump has built more WALLS than Dr. Ben Carson; the latter has built more LIVES than all the other aspirants combined. There is no telling what his “Gifted Hands” could do if Americans allow him to become their president.

I believe the position of Dr. Ben Carson in the last three primaries would have been different if the people haven’t been influenced by the media and if Dr. Ben Carson were to be a billionaire. When average people have opportunity to choose between money and values, they will go for the former. Because this man doesn’t lie or brag that doesn’t make him “incompetent” to man the office of the president. I believe he’s too decent to do that.

Dr. Ben is not on ego trip, he believes he has the capacity to heal, inspire and revive America at this critical time in her history, I believe he can do it. He has enough credentials to make every right thinking person to believe this.

I read a certain article that the reason people aren’t voting for him was because his foreign knowledge was almost non-existent, I can’t help thinking that the writer must have been “bought.” And unfortunately he has, without thinking, sold the “error” to many Americans. Because Dr. Ben is quick to admit shortcomings or mistakes in his presentation, the media have come to interpret that as “lack” of knowledge. Ability to recognize one’s mistake and correct it is one of the hallmarks of a great leader. Besides, Dr. Carson, has an insatiable appetite for learning, and can easily within a short time compensate for anything he needs to know.

For those telling him to bow out, and endorse Cruz, my question is why? Why don’t you tell Cruz to bow out and endorse Carson? Was it because he’s not a career politician and he’s never “politically correct?”  Was it because he’s too decent to call anybody an “idiot” or “stupid?”  Dr. Ben, go on, nobody expected you to go this far in life- from the back of your class to international fame- you have demonstrated that you have what it takes. You are calm, to many, that is a weakness, but that was exactly the quality in wellington that enabled him to defeat Napoleon at the waterloo.

Dr. Ben, go on, you have a cause, you are on a mission, don’t listen to the naysayers, see this journey to the end. If eventually you didn’t secure the nomination ticket it won’t be because you are “incompetent” it will be due to the old aphorism that “Politics is a dirty game” and people like you who are not dirty don’t have a chance.


Dr. Carson I believe this risk is worth taking for the people of America.

About the Author.

Dr. Duyilemi Akindele Felix is a renowned  writer and International Inspirational Speaker. He is a popularly sought after Speaker in Corporate Organizations, Schools, Seminars and Churches. He has written a number of inspirational books including "It’s In You" "Pick Up Your Broken dreams" "Wake Up Your Destiny" and others. He spends his time reading, writing and speaking. Reach him via email: [email protected]

2 responses to “Is The Oval House Too Big For Dr. Ben Carson? I Don’t Think So.”

  1. Thank you Sir for writing this about Dr. Carson. I have no doubt that
    he's only of the greatest men alive today. I pray Americans will see this.

  2. I believe there is still that open place to see what God has for the
    American people through Dr.Ben Carson: His Integrity, Wisdom and
    Discernment are the vital Gifts that is God given, to help bring our
    Nation back to God: His Love for God and People along with our Nation,
    we can see the change that will make us a better Republic than before:
    We are Praying for his safety and God's will be done, through this
    David who is chosen of God for our day: God Bless you Dr.Ben Carson:

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