Homo sapien….the creature , according to biology , with the most sophisticated ( and complicated ?) personality … compared to other “animals” they are set apart , even science agrees on this. I think the Nigerian is set apart too , when compared to other Humans ..LOL!
the desire for competition and to “show off ” is so deep seated in our persona , sometimes i wonder whether we are just “genetically composed ” to be materialistic or whether this is the generational effect of colonial oppression ……hmmm…
By the time December takes its place on the calenders ..the market becomes busy ..people begin to shop…buy at most times beyond their means , why do we insist on buying new clothes on our birthday ? i guess its because it ia our special day and that seperates us from our friends and relatives . So why do we have to buy clothes on some else’s birthday ?( Christmas is celebrating Jesus’ birthday , abi ?) . Why do we have to borrow money to do this ? For most people it’s because their ” neighbors” have bought ..so its kinda like ” keeping up with the Joneses” but at what expense. we buy gifts for children that we cant afford , buy now pay later , more like buy now and never stop paying .
Today is boxing day , reality sets in …a number of us will be entering the New year in debt but “believe” God to do some miracle ??? when we satisfy a pressing desire at the expense of our future , we become like the biblical Esau who sold his birthright for a plate of food. We must learn to live within our means and be “CONTENT” for “WE BROUGHT NOTHING TO THE WORLD AND IT IS CERTAIN WE WILL TAKE NOTHING OUT “.