How was your weekend?
Mine started out splendid, then i went to church on Saturday and a sneezing and coughing woman sat behind me.
Ten hours later, i had a bad cold. I get cold so easily ehn. If someone as much as blows their nose beside me, wahala don start be that.
I couldn't even make church yesterday.
I am better sha. I have to be cos i can't afford to take any more sick leave from work.
I really missed you guys oh.
Thanks to all those who kept checking in all through the weekend.
Mwah! Mwah! Mwah!
So today being Monday,What better topic to talk about than pressure.
Let's examine it.
As soon as a baby is born,it faces the pressure to crawl, to walk,grow teeth,smile,talk, jump.
Parents start freaking out if their baby doesn't walk on time, talk on time,doesn't grow teeth on time.
If he's the 1st born of his family,he faces the pressure of setting a good example for his siblings. Any rascality (in Nigeria) is followed with the admonition "Don't you know you are the first born".
If you are the first girl or any girl at all for that matter you are expected to be good at womanly stuff like cooking and cleaning. Young age is no excuse.
You finish secondary school with the pressure to pass your 'Wassce ' in flying colours. Once oh and gain admission into the University to read a so called prestigious course.
God forbid you write Wassce and Jamb five times. The kain History your parents go tell you ehn!
Then you gain admission to read Yoruba language when your mates are getting admission to read Law,Petro-Chemical Engineering, Medicine, Computer Engineering,Economics and so on
Your own don finish be that.
You enter the University and there's the pressure to be popular, to be disvirgined, to have sex, to be the best girlfriend/boyfriend,to get good grades,to graduate on time.
Smh for you.
As a woman there is the pressure to be thin, to be perfect,to be good in bed, to look good at all times, to have straight hair, to be beautiful.
As a politician or high office holder, there is corruption pressure. Society pressures you to take a chunk of the national cake.
There is emotional pressure from those that tug at your emotions.
After all that there's the pressure from extended family, there's career pressure, there's financial pressure from your wife, from your kids,from your gateman,from long lost friends, from the indigent in the society.
Then if you manage to grow old, there's the pressure to die. If you don't believe me live till 100 and see if your grand kids won't say "when is grandma/pa going to die sef.
We wan chop rice".
There is the pressure of making sure your immediate and extended family are well provided for after death.
There's the pressure to make heaven and evade hell. And your family gets to deal with the hassle of burial.
What other pressure do we as humans face?
Which ones have you faced or facing right now.
Feel free to state it or to disagree. I love disagreements.
My blog love for today is www.duruadlophusjnr.blogspot.com
Duru is a young man with big dreams and an even bigger intellect.
The first time i was at his blog, i tried to mutitask : Read his blog, watch Telemundo and eat at the same time. Lets just say it was impossible cos you have to concentrate on his blog cos he makes a lot of sense.
He can be funny, he can be inspiring, he can ask questions die.
And now he's fallen in love so you get to go on that journey with him too.
My favorite post of his is this: http://www.duruadolphusjnr.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/b-hope-dies-last.html
Go on. Check it out and let me know what you think.
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