So one of the interesting things I read earlier this week was an article on Kunle Afolayan and the film-making industry in Nigeria. I found it really insightful in terms of understanding how the business of movie operates in Nigeria.
There were some moments here and there when I cringed at…
Every time I hear people my age speak about the future, I realize how resigned I have become to the status quo. I pretty much had accepted the fact that the summer of my second year of A levels was my last totally fun filled one. Now I’m busy thinking about internships, charity work, the clubs and societies that will look good on my CV, my grades, job opportunities, picking up a second language (because of its viability in the modern world). I’ve lost my absolute interest in organized education because now it seems more like a means to an end, than the rearing of my mind to explore the world out there. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the importance of safety and how much easier it is to adhere to the status quo. That’s how cultures, traditions and ideologies are formed. The tried and tested methods of the past are repeated because they work. Changes made over time; technological, sociological, demographically have made for tweaks and modifications, but rarely ever, big changes.
I want to try something new. Yes I will finish University and graduate with a good degree. Yes I will learn, and master a second language, and yes I will gain experience. Some of these I will do the tried and tested way, but more often than not I will do things the way I want. My parents expect things from me, as do friends, associates, teachers, relatives and society. Everyone has a version of predicted events in what they believe the story of your life will be. I can’t get so immersed at 19 that I lose sight of what my dreams and goals are, and stop chasing them actively. It’s ridiculous
I’m breaking the habit. I don’t want to maintain the status quo when it’s not necessary. I need to experience what life has to offer. Go for the type of internships that are aligned with the future I want, a future I actually need in order to do more than survive, but flourish. The only way I will go back is if I feel God wants it any other way, but till that happens. HASTALAVISTA BAY BAYSS..