If you have been around me and we have a decent talk about life, I will easily tell you, “Ebintu Byensi Tebikumalangamu”(Earthly things are short lived) and this is because I have lived and learnt life the hard way.
Life has had its twists and turns on me, I never take anything lightly but then again, I work hard and play harder too. This is not me alone, there’s lots of others out there that are on the same grind.
It only gets interesting by the day…..
Truth is, we are really broke! Don’t be lied to, don’t let looks give you an odd narrative, don’t be fooled to think that the majority lot of us “Youths” are doing well off. No, looks can be deceptive, the say!
We are on the “Fake it till you make it” rollercoaster and from the look of things, it might be working for us.
The economy is really hard and everything just seems to be going north instead of south. Our plans are not going through. Our Project proposals are not being approved. Clients are not paying on time and some are bluntly not paying us even after we deliver work.
Nothing ever seems to be working out and yet we age by the hour. We are more frustrated than we are motivated and our hope is crumbling down, not even the Monday Motivation posts are helping.
We are doing more than Five Jobs and still, we are not salvaging the best of lives. Even with those many bags, we still need to be securing more and more. Some of our folks are shy to secure the bag, others are just mean and won’t share with us while others are just deliberately failing our attempts at securing them bags. It’s a tug of war!
Wait, maybe we are not planing right, maybe we are just spendrifts in nature or maybe we are living outside our means? Are we trying to please someone? Are we living to impress others rather than live to impress ourselves? What’s the fuss anyway?
It’s doesn’t matter maybe…….We just need money, lots of it.
We want it all, the swag, the fine hangout spots, the fancy clothes, the coolest plot in town and everything boujee but we are seated cross legged doing nothing about it. We are shy to make money, we are shy to go on some hustles under the pretext, “How will they see me?”. We have been kept in this den because there are some Jobs we can’t do. There are some jobs we are underlooking and have our eyes set somewhere else. Somewhere that might never come to us anyway.
Also, I’ve seen folks throw shade at their fellows over their hustle. I have seen people with my own eyes farting and stamping on other people’s hustles and demeaning what they do. I don’t know what they get when they do that, i don’t know what level of satisfaction they gain when they step other people’s hustles. I honestly don’t
See, i get it, our palms are not the same, our luck is different, our paths in life maybe on different lanes and they may or may not meet at any point in life. Our backgrounds may not be the same, that doesn’t make you any more or less of a human.
Be abused, be ridiculed, be laughed at but one thing you should do at the end of the day, Just secure the Damn Bag!
We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. ~ Mary Mcleod Bethune