(It’s Time To Get Lazy! – Mr Mih)
There’s a huge burst on social media right now because of what the Nigerian President (Muhammad Buhari) said about the Youths in His country. He labelled the youths in his country as “Lazy”. Is that right? Well , in my opinion, I don’t know if he’s right about that or not , but , I do think , he made a very “Lazy” statement.
Just so you know, this isn’t a political post , this is reality I’m about to unleash here. What does it really mean to be lazy? A dictionary stated thus :
“Unwilling to do work or make an effort; disinclined to exertion“.
In context of this definition, I believe the government (Nigerian) has turned out to be more LAZY than the “accused” youths. Before you can accurately label the youths lazy , create SUFFICIENT opportunity for them first and then see what happens.
I don’t believe Nigerian youths are lazy, I believe youths are the most vibrant creatures you will ever find on the planet. On a personal note, I know a few friends of mine who sponsor themselves to study in school. No family, no friend, zero support , and SHAMEFUL enough, zero support or opportunity from the government. Come to Nigeria, travel around , and the people who hawk (under the harsh sun) the most to survive are the Youths – In fact, you’ll find little kids among these hawkers. What has the government done about that, huhn? You call that lazy? Just because the youths are not active in politics doesn’t mean they’re lazy (to make a change), I think they’re lazy to get involved with “Lazy” foul plays.
Away from politics, I personally have been labelled “Lazy” by friends, families, neigbours,teachers countless times. In fact, last week , a friend of mine called me “Lazy”. Till date, I don’t know if I’m actually “Lazy” or not but I know this – “I’m extremely lazy when it comes to paying attention to junk comments or labels. Nobody defines Me. I define ME!”. I really do not understand why the majority are fazed by the “Lazy comment” thing. The truth is you need to be lazy. You read that clearly – “YOU NEED TO BE LAZY!”.
You need to be extremely LAZY at paying attention to distractions. You need to be lazy at expecting the government to take care of your future. You need to be extremely lazy at letting negative comments get to you. You need to get dangerously lazy at sitting on your couch doing nothing. You need to get lazy at expecting miracles or magic to happen when you’ve invested nothing. You need to get LAZY at not having a voice or opinion. You need to get lazy at not chasing your dreams with everything you have.
You need to get lazy at saying dumb stuffs and giving or listening to dumb advice. You need to get lazy at NOT investing in yourself. You need to get extremely lazy at NOT having a driven mission for your life. You need to get lazy at trying to impress others. You need to get LAZY at competing. You need to get LAZY at hating on your fellow being. You need to get LAZY at settling for less.
You need to get Lazy at being comfortable with average. You need to get LAZY at cheating or stealing. My fellow youths around the globe , We all need to get LAZY at thinking small and doing small. Let’s get LAZY at watching porn and feeding our minds with irrelevant stuffs.
Let’s get LAZY at doing irrelevant things , it’s time to get busy doing or embracing the things that will take us closer to a brighter future that we all have been dreaming of since we were little kids.
How about this? Let’s get Lazy at NOT sharing this post so that youths across the globe can see and learn from……
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