How many are out there willing to work with you as much as you want to work with them in order to achieve one good common goal? Many will prefer to work alone no matter the stress, no matter the time they take to accomplish the task and no matter the money they may invest in.
Even at that, the intimidation of the children of the elites is also frustrating. They go to school with all sorts of expensive things, tempting the children of the lower class. Princess, Barbie, Hannah Montana, Cinderella, Ben 10 and more; all these cartoon characters are now physically seen on school bags, wrist watches, shoes, lunch boxes and other things the rich kids go to school with.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die than to find those who are willing to endure the pain of patience.
Yes doing things for others voluntarily can change so many things for better. I always say, and will continue to say it; “I have hope for my country; Nigeria.” I believe the moment we suspend selfishness and employ selfless attitudes, things will be better; because that’s also part of doing things for others.
That’s our National Anthem that we kept reciting almost every day, in occasions or not. A times I use to ask myself; “What happens to this oath that we take over and over? Do we know the consequences of taking an oath? Or are we just singing it to please our ears? Are we even fair to our “past heroes” whose labor we are letting to go in vain?
The earlier we face the reality that no one can do it for us, the better, and this is where my dilemma starts; “How can Nigerian youth adopt “the spirit of love, peace, and unity”, and act to make things right?
“I should be doing this at home too;” I whispered. I felt my lips moving as I silently said; “Oh yes, I can mobilize my friends, relations and the people that mean good for Nigeria to help volunteer in many things.”
Out of fear or nonchalant attitude, we keep mute as if we are cursed by the perpetrators of those ill acts.
I saw a blurred future through her eyes. The future was or still is, surrounded by so much recklessness and negligence of our kind.