SARAH SPEAK'S: IS NIGERIA THE WORST COUNTRY?
I've had this post sitting in my drafts for way too long
"Is Nigeria the worst country to be born in?"
A debate I came across on TV some time ago. While the Show Commentators were split in their responses I'll never forget what one of the men said.” If I were in another country, I would be more than I am today (mind-set, mind-set, mind-set). As someone who has spent most of her life abroad, I find his view skewered and quite sad. We all know Nigeria has a long way to go but if people had any idea of what life abroad is like (people are suffering o), then they wouldn't be in such a haste to leave home. The grass is greener on the other side as they say.
We often feel like if we had the opportunities other people had we would do this or that but what makes us think this way? The question is what are you doing with what you have now? Most Nigerians keep waiting for the government to give them things while they suffer. People like Dangote (Nigerian Billionaire) took matters into their own hands which is why they are where they are today.
Nothing in this world comes easy, so you have to work for it. I can go on and on about stories of people I have met or stories my dad has told me about the state of Nigerians (among other nations) abroad. Most go in the pursuit of greener pastures and end up doing unimaginable things just to make money. A lot of people are suffering outside, with no family, food, visa or even money to come back home.
I know the news is not encouraging, with the dollar rate so high, oil prices falling and the rest but there is no place like home. Sure abroad may have some comforts that Nigeria lacks but we are getting there (positivity). I have faith in this country and want to try my best to make it here. After all, others are doing it, why can't I? Life abroad is not for everyone! While I could go on and on about this topic, I'll save this for another post but let me know your thoughts on this?
Which brings me to my next point, your mind-set determines how far you go in life. It really doesn't matter where you are but what you do. In the words of my mother “It doesn't matter where you are, if God wants to bless you he will bless you! Look at Joseph from the Bible, he was sentenced to prison yet he became the second-in-command to the king (Genesis 41:37 - 44).
Aim high and don’t let anything hold you back. With God on your side there is absolutely nothing you can't do! In the words of my father “Location is not destiny!”