MARILYN ANONA writes: But if the conversation is about fashion, food,movies or music they are so excited and absorbed.

Its another beautiful day and I think GOD for the gift of a new day. Life is something we all should be grateful for no matter what we are passing through. I have noticed that asking people about what they are doing or want to do with their lives tend to drag down the conversation. But if the conversation is about fashion, food,movies or music they are so excited and absorbed. Ask them about their ambitions and the light in their eyes goes out. People don’t want to talk about their career, school or anything about their future. This is really sad. Why should talking about your life be a boring topic? It should be the most interesting thing to talk about. This boils down to youths not discovering themselves and the reason for their existence. And it leads to lack of direction which cripples the entire system. This sort of problem is typical of a society like ours that makes us believe that doing certain things when we are young results in future happiness and fulfillment. For example, most Nigerian youths think or believe that ” oh well, I will go to school,study, graduate, do my compulsory NYSC & get a job, build a house, get married etc. The mentality that the society owes us after playing our part by going to school, we feel the society owes us a happy life. But we know that life has never been that easy especially now except we want to dwell in self deceit. Again, being busy doesn’t necessarily mean that you know what you are doing. Yeah! You are an undergraduate, very good… You have a job, very interesting… But my question is, why are you doing what you are doing? Why will you be tomorrow? How about 10years? Are you doing what you want to do? I ask these questions because it seems to me like most people are moving blindly believing that somehow, things will work out in the end. But should we be playing games with this one life we have? Well, I leave us with that question. Its Friday again. THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY… Do have a most peaceful and fun filled weekend. Be Enlightened! Be Inspired!! Be Motivated!!!

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15 thoughts on “MARILYN ANONA writes: But if the conversation is about fashion, food,movies or music they are so excited and absorbed.

  1. PoshMarilyn, u are really a prolific writer wt brain and brawn strewn wt didactic and instructive undertone. Consequent upon this, am so enthralled wt ur lines…invariably, I surmise a kiss wt him won’t b bad

  2. Well,people do what they are doing,irrespective of what is going on around them,due to their past expieriences or predicaments. You find out a graduate driving a taxi,why due to the fact that there no Job opportunities,people do what they are doing simply because they must struggle to survive not that they enjoy it.

  3. Well positioned. Yea,our society has left most of us with no choice that many has drop their dream courses,dream jobs and other dreams and purse life rigorously jst to make sure they are not left behind in our fast changing society…even with all these personal denials,life is still complicated but our God remains faithful,let’s hold unto our faith and hope for better days. Nice weekend y’all.

  4. hmmm, true and deep. But i actually dnt blame the youths; if u look around Nigeria today..u’ll see dat evrytin dat is makin wave is fashion,food,music. White collar jobs r boring nd ty,m demanding. Every youth has a wish of havin a better life afta skul but even the society aint makin it easy; these days u practically have jes 2 tinx dat can mk u get d dream job u want. .: Connection 2.Grace of God. Others do the jobs they r doin wit unhappy hearts but they have no chois than to do it coz dats d only tin they’ve got to do at the moment. So an unhappy person will rada discuss one of those tinz dat givs them joy;which is mostly music and fashion nd sometimes food. If a youth is good in any of diz d, the youth can start something wit it nd may be one day he’ll get lucky nd hit a jackpot. This is a very crutial matter, nice write up

    • Beautiful contribution Lady Grasha. You made a lot of sense. Most youths are either confused or depressed or even both. Poshmarilyn wants to contribute in reducing this. Have a nice weekend dear.

  5. “A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule. A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk. A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work. The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on. In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100. This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context? One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?

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