I don’t know who did this to us. We as ‘Africans’, have the mindset of believing ‘we don’t carry one another along’, and the rich is always getting richer as poor is getting poorer.
And I, Nzube Okafor, took it upon myself to correct some misconceptions in this continent (Africa), regards our inability to carry one another along. But not before embarking on a journey that left me broke for 4 years. No paying job! Yes, I work but I get little or no payment because of the country I found myself in.
But considering the fact that I never expected the journey to be an easy one, I developed the ability to be patient in order to persevere. Others were making money, through many risky means in order to foot their bills and support their families at home. In fact, most of the troubles Africans found themselves in, outside one’s country in some cases are promoted by the pressures from home.
At this point, I saw a need in telling my family the truth of what abroad is all about, especially for one that is still in African soil, which they understood. That is the advantage of coming from a good background.
Realizing the limitations in getting a good paid job, I started equipping the potentials that exist within me.
Now, I thought what if I don’t wake the cautiousness of ‘YOU’! My social media friends to join me on this mission of “Discovering Oneself”, wouldn’t it amount to most of you thinking I’m a selfish person in the nearest future?, probably when you wouldn’t see me in this platform again to be writing this. (Which) would be tantamount to the mindset of “We(Africans)don’t carry one another along.”
The question is, do we (Africans), want to follow? We have a huge sense of undermining in our mentalities, that we tend not to see the truth or intelligence in what other people are saying.
If you ‘my social media friends’ couldn’t click like or visit my blog that I’ve been sharing for quite some days now, in order to keep us inspired and enlightened. Then you’ve done little or less in proving me wrong about the ‘African sense of undermining’. Thus, leaving me with no option than to reshuffle my friend list.
I’m not doing it out of pride or arrogance. NO!, I’m a selfless being that sees the need in mass interaction, to address public issues at large and be able to share from our individual experiences.