Watch this video by Steve Jobs before you continue reading.
It explains my philosophy about life. The idea that everything society has ever told us about how things are done was thought up by a random person. We make these rules and we can break them too.
I was reminded about this fact throughout this week when Nigerian youths, united in hope came out in numbers for the #EndSARS protests across the country. We shook off the notion that we had to accept the Nigeria the older generation accepted and embraced. We understood that we could improve and even change Nigeria, so we matched in our numbers and spoke up.
All week, I have had hard conversations with strangers, friends, and family about this. My productivity sunk the first few days and I have cried in frustration and felt emotions from fear, anger, to hope. The bright side to this, I have never felt so proud of being Nigerian like I was at this moment. I was actually very hopeful that something would change and I assured everyone with the same hope.
But it doesn’t get easy, you think you have heard some sad story about Police brutality until you wake up and read an even sadder story. So, I’ve been doing little things to avoid starting my day in a myriad of emotions; I don’t go on Twitter the minute I wake up and before bedtime. I take breaks and watch The Office when I can’t work. Music and praying help too. Anything helps at this point.
A little Sunday distraction
because we all need one……
If you don’t know, I love Paystack so I was a mix of proud and happy when I heard about its $200m+ acquisition by Stripe. This is a big win for the ecosystem.
How are you? This is exactly how I feel 😃
I agree with this fun piece on why Thursday is the best day of the week.
Wondering if you would still give your partner butterflies after 6 years of being together? You will love this response.
Till next time,
Stay hopeful ✊🏼