One sunny afternoon as I walked the road leading towards the faculty of social sciences, a car breezed past me at top speed, loud music emanated from the car whilst the occupants laughed loudly. I continued my walk and as I passed two students, I couldn’t help hearing their rather interesting view of what had just happened. Both seemed to believe that whatever money used to buy that car was gotten illegally Like my mood always fluctuates, I decided to turn and head back to New Hall. Just as I walked in, I saw a beautiful couple holding hands and laughing about something, looking absolutely happy together. Again people around seemed to believe they were committing some abomination (rolls eyes) and were been inappropriate.
Yet again that evening I took a stroll and just by the atm machine at the entrance to New Hall, I bumped into a beautiful girl as she hurriedly brushed me aside..hmmn unapologetically and entered this sleek car..I think it must have been a Toyota.
Now this is it overtime I have noticed the apparent ability of the average Nigerian mind to be aligned towards the negative line of thoughts. The question stands : “is there no positivity left in Nigeria”?. Why must the negative side of things be deduced all the time so that the positive be totally neglected.
Recently a squabble ensued between my room mates, one of particular interest *”Ukpaka Vincent”: an epitome of a smart Nigerian youth (heightened morality and religious sycophancy)…in his very own words “women shouldn’t be heard in church” even in this century I asked..YES!! He screamed like a person undergoing exorcism, a well learned fellow but yet ignorance; his Achilles hill.
“Are the positive optimistic ones not yet born?” Lol…. As Chimamanda Adichie said on the TED Platform- “the dangers of a single story are innumerable”.
I agitate for the infiltration of positivity and optimism into our minds, the ability to derive positivity out of every situation and jettison negativity after all you are what you think! Therefore I say to you UKPAKACIOUS nigerians, youths can be hardworking and can afford to buy a car, not everyone you see holding hands have necessarily committed fornication, spare a positive judgement for that pretty girl you see entering an older mans car, it was her uncle who has just told her the sad tale of her brothers demise, that young man with dreadlocks could very well be on his way to a modelling photo shoot whose proceeds would serve as his school fees and not to some mischievous, catastrophic purpose.
I leave you with this: YOU yes! YOU
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL see it as such.
NOTE(*)– the names have been changed for sake of privacy.
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By Ajagu Kennethcollins aka (limpopojnr) lol.