Awwwwww come here you!
Awwwwww come here you!
A kid in college I once knew requested our professor to take his sociology mid term exam late. Mind you, this dude cuts no one any slack. Apparently, he was grieving the death of his grandpa. I always wondered if this kid was actually smart enough to use his “grandfather” as an excuse. I’m assuming that every sociologist should know by default that women live longer and thus, given the life expectancy in males are significantly shorter, grandpa’s death only seems a whole lot more believable. Or maybe this kid didn’t put any thought into it all. Maybe his grandpa did die. This is how I know I could never be a professor. Not buying into excuses that is. I think too much. But I would make a great professor nonetheless (with high failing rate cause I’m extremely unorganized). I’d be the hardest professor anyone would ever have. Ah ha! The things I dream of .. Seriously.
I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.
One event that illustrated the gap between the Africa of conjecture and the real Africa was the BlackBerry outage of a few weeks ago. Who would have thought Research In Motion’s technical issues would cause so much annoyance and inconvenience in a place like Lagos? But of course it did, because people don’t wake up with “poor African” pasted on their foreheads. They live as citizens of the modern world. None of this is to deny the existence of social stratification and elite structures here. There are lifestyles of the rich and famous, sure. But the interesting thing about modern technology is how socially mobile it is—quite literally. Everyone in Lagos has a phone.
—greys anatomy (via christineerosee)
Feminists don’t necessarily condone misandry. One must first truly understand the meaning of a feminist before spitting out allegations concerning feminists. Miseducated imbeciles all around me.
"Never forget the struggle you toiled through"
“Never forget the pain and heartache you endured to be where you are today”
“Never forget your parents who turned you into a productive citizen and their struggles”
I’ve heard this over and over especially since I left the country. It’s almost as if adaptation is loathed in a community I once belonged. The “maker” knows I was never really part of it. I merely tolerated for 18 years of my life. First of all, the struggle was solely present due to ill-prepared parents. Need I say more? But this makes me wonder if I have become less appreciative? If so, when did I become such a condescending bastard? This is a menace. A killer of my personality and character. Today, I bury the old. After all, it is spring.
Exactly what I do on a daily basis.