There are three important things to know before you start to read this note
1) I am writing this in Word first because I’m playing sorority life on facebook (this is all Bisola’s fault)
2)I just finished reading Gossip Girl Naija at www.ggnisover.blogspot.com
3)My status is as follows “ Reading gossip girl naija is like watching someone being flogged, it’s funny when it’s not you”
Now this leads me straight into the blog….oops I mean note lol.
Nigerians are so resilient….why the heck do you think we’ve survived this long in this country. Even the ‘rich’ kids are not on the same level of total comfort and luxurious living as those rich kids outside. Need more proof? Here’s a HUGE one….Gossip Girl Naija. Either those ‘kids’…men, children, whatever…..have absolutely zero clue that someone is writing (admittedly funny yet cruel) information about them on the internet or they just chose to ignore it (personally I go with ignore), which is absolute proof of resilience. So what EXACTLY is resilience? It is the ‘ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change’…and in this case absolute humiliation. But seriously I need to ask, how does one survive this thing and even have enough strength to keep getting into more and more of it? At this point, I’ll label myself not a complete naija-blooded girl. I would die. Simple. I would shrivel up into a tiny husk of my former self and crawl into a lair of despair wearing a cloak of red-hot shame. Ok so maybe I exaggerate. I’ll cry for about an hour and move on….I hope.
Need something else? Well here it is……..you wish! I don’t need to offer any more proof, you just need to be a Nigerian teenager, wading through this mire of seduction, immorality, jealousy, hatred, friends and not friends, suckling a bottle of uncertainty, then you’ll have all the proof you need. I can't believe how much BS we go through........I'm not even sure what stories to tell my kids and which ones to keep under wraps lest they start to think when they hit 15 '' mummy used to do it, so why can't I?'' Truly so why can't they? Might as well start to flex your resilient muscles as early as possible. The earlier the better but truly who didn't laugh when they were about to flog the school bad boy/girl (not to be sexist) but whimper (if only in your mind or at least when you were below 10) when it was your turn?
Oh and as Bam Bam (hope you don't mind lol) so elegantly put it...."this is why it aint good to be popular"