Is the world really enough? No, seriously is there ever going to be a time when researchers would call it ‘a wrap !’ because nothing more than what already is known can be established? The whole evaluation just seems unending, so much so that when I look at the impressiveness of a gadget, a building, a pair of shoes or even a piece of clothing, I think that has got to be the peak of it all. Well, it only takes a little while before I realize just how wrong I thought.
What baffles me the most is definitely not the change and improvement of material things, but the length at which people go to get them. Yes, everyone wants to live comfortably with satisfaction, but I think it gets a little more than comfort, and after satisfaction is met, it turns to greed and that’s the beginning of the whole predicament. Everyone wants to ‘feel among’, and ‘belong’ to whatever the newest trend is in vogue, okay so you seem to be the only one among your friends without a blackberry torch, not like you don’t already own a blackberry, and this is something you know you cannot afford, so you begin to stab classes looking for money from any and everywhere, and the loans start piling up without even the slightest idea of how you are going to pay back. To me, that is just the height of stupidity and plain weakness.
Trust me, I have been there and I understand what it feels like to be left using an old version for a long time, while others advance onto better ones, but the truth is I cannot and I refuse to kill myself over something that would soon become nothing. Don’t get me wrong, I love go getters because I am one, it inspires me to see young guys, especially girls of my age fraction hustle to get what they want, but not in the wrong way. I believe that if you want something so bad, you should sweat honestly for it. I know that there is so much pressure all around, especially on the youth from friends, in school, and even sometimes from our family, but that should not push us to do things we are not proud of to just to satisfy our unending needs. There is no rush in life, after all with time the price of a blackberry torch will diminish, and even better models will be made.
The world is ours to conquer, and as youths we have not even seen half of it yet, we should focus more on our inner transformation to become better people, and not only on the outside. So why waste time rushing into something, or getting involved in activities we would only spend the rest of our lives regretting. Even the holy book asks’ of what use is a man if he loses his soul and gains the world?’ that is enough to say that nothing in this world is to worth loosing ones soul over, or even going to the extreme. If it was, then please tell me will the world really be enough?.
Steph Attahiru – email@example.com