I agree! Yes, I know its not easy to start life on your own without support. For some people, its so easy. I mean, they are sent to school and when they graduate, their parents help them get a good job, a nice house and a beautiful car. But for most people, this is not the case. They are expected to take care of their lives the minute they leave school. Again, there is this category which is made of people who struggled to see themselves through school or learn a skill without their parents even knowing their whereabout. These kids are forced by circumstances to become independent at a very young age. This situation is very delicate because it can make or destroy you. But I have also discovered that most of the kids in this category who became independent too early discover their skills and talent and do better than the so called “Butty” kids. Trying to stand on our feet without support or a laid foundation especially with the high rate of unemployment is very difficult. One of the major reason is, most of us don’t know what we want to do and as a result waste so much time going round and round without achieving anything. Most of us have not discovered our purpose, talents, skills, values and where our passion lie. We waste so much time looking for white collar jobs and most times we end up frustrated when we don’t get such jobs. Yes, we become frustrated, when we count the number of years we have spent achieving nothing. This other group of people know what they are good at, but prefer to dwell in self deceit coupled with a fake attitude towards life. Its painful to know that some people think the way they do. I have this friend, she is such a good cook and has been without a job for over 5 years. I advised her to start cooking professionally and that was how I entered her black book. She said I hated her for suggesting she starts cooking with a university degree. The next set of people are those who enter into a business venture because most people are involved in it. They want to start up something for the wrong reason thereby defeating the aim of their existence on earth. If you dabble into music because Tuface Idibia is singing and doing well when its not your talent, you will be frustrated. If you decide to own a blog because you see it as the order of the day, you will never find fulfillment, if you decide to waste your money in “Tara Make up” school to become a make up artist, I bet you will become tired after a few months. Its very hard to start up all by ourselves especially in a society like ours where people want to take undue advantage of you simply because you are struggling to be somebody. But let’s all help ourselves by deciding what we want from life. Let’s discover our values, our talents and where our passion lies, it will make our struggle and quest for success easier. Let’s keep it real friends. Thank GOD its friday! Be Enlightened! Be Inspired!! Be Motivated!!!
Marilyn Anona writes: She said I hated her for suggesting she starts cooking with a university degree.