The truth is that we’ve been too engrossed in school life that it’s pressure and stress is pushing us all to pray for the day when we won’t have any more exams to write, coursework to do and assignments to submit. However, the conventional happenstance is that when that moment actually comes, we simply will not know what to do anymore.
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair – Douglas MacArthur.
I wonder how you seem to come up with the right word at all time.
When I speak, it feels like I am learning a movie script; how boring. Every word sounds so boring that everyone will turn to look at me like a **. You speak an English no one can comprehend. You can imagine what they’ll be saying, ‘Who is this one sef? And what is he even saying?’ So I stopped talking much unless it’s something just fun. Yep! I now learn to talk funny.
Life as a Corp member is not funny especially during this period of economic crisis. Still, there are things one has to attend to in our everyday life; whether there is recession or not. Things like waking up, grooming yourself, attending to work, treating others well, and sleeping. What only change is the manner with which these things are done. Say, instead of spending 10K on food you now spend 12K or more. Instead of getting three pairs of trousers for yourself, you get two. You just cannot afford to forfeit them.
The crowd of graduation cap and gown, with a hood. The inspiring pageant of commencement in the great Margaret Ekpo Convoc arena. The accolade of the University degree. A steadily moving line of men and women ready to face the problems of life. All mark the termination of our admission letters. After today, we are no longer students but official alumni of the den. We have graduated from school life to real life.
Looking at the little details of life at first sounds quite easy but hard at the same time. Easy in the sense of finding subjects to discuss because they are the things we see, use and observe every single day. Tough in a sense that you need to look at them in a newer and different way. A very detailed perspective.
1. Don’t ever count yourself out of the game, even if your boots are off.
2. Don’t tell yourself you can’t do a thing before you even try.
3. Forgive. Move on. Most people simply do not know any better.
4. You have no business competing with anyone but yourself. Be better than you were yesterday, or else you are a failure.
What would you do differently if you were doing it over again? What would be different if you had four (or more) years to be an undergraduate?