These days many families in Nigeria seem to have several problems stemming from the poor economy.
The boys may not have anything meaningful doing in terms of steady and gainful employment.
The girls may have to depend on sugar daddies or even go into prostitution.
They keep wondering if there is a curse. Or if they were born with bad luck. It is not always as a result of curse or ad luck, but often as a result of the poor economy.
In other countries, the youth would have the option of taking education loans and car loans and mortgages to buy houses/land if they are ready to spend years of their lives repaying. But that is a much better option than the lack of funding opportunities most Nigerian youth face.
People don’t always have bad luck or curses following them but the poor state of the economy. The earlier the economy can experience a turn-around whose positive effects trickle down to the youth, the better.
“The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince
In BBNaija house, Tacha was a lion. She was ‘feared’ by all she came in contact with. But pride – which goes before a fall – was a trap she failed to recognise. Continue Reading in the link below:
So, if you are a lion, as Machiavelli advises, also learn to be a fox that can recognise traps.
What can Tacha do now? She has paid the ‘school fees’ (N30 million) and learned some new lessons in the ‘university of life’. As Africans say, the downfall of a man – or woman – is not the end of his – or her – life.
Tacha should learn from Mike Adenuga. After he was first denied GSM licence with Glo, he didn’t give up. Later, life provided him with another opportunity. The rest as they say, is history. So, Tacha, the Lioness of Port Harcourt, don’t give up! Just learn your lessons and keep on keeping on.
In the news of recent, we have been hearing the word xenophobia being used to describe the attack of Nigerians by some South Africans and the attack of some foreigners in a jeep by some Nigerians. This big grammar sef. What does it even mean?
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