• 28/06/2015
    MY REFLECTIONS

    Life and fulfilling Obligations

    There is really no time to rest in life, is there?
    From the moment we are born into this world till the day we die, we are expected to fulfill one...
    28/06/2015
    MY REFLECTIONS

    Life and fulfilling Obligations

    There is really no time to rest in life, is there?
    From the moment we are born into this world till the day we die, we are expected to fulfill one obligation or the other.

    When a baby is born, its eyes are closed, everyone around start waiting on it to open its eyes.

    At 4 months old, everyone start asking, “Can she sit?” “Has he/she started sitting yet?”, etc.

    Not to forget that at 3 months, some mothers would have started training their Children to eat pepper!

    At 6/7 months, everyone starts to worry if the child isn’t crawling yet –they expect the baby to start crawling.

    At 8/9/10/1/12 months, the baby is expected to have started walking and if this isn’t the case, the mother panics. At this point, everyone is watching, the baby must begin to walk as all the elder ones in the house start leading the baby to walk.

    Then at 12 to 18 months, the baby is expected to have started talking. The question everyone asks is, “can he/she talk yet” “Has your baby started making sounds?” etc.

    Not to forget also that all those times, the baby is expected to have started teething.
    At 2/3 years of age, a baby is expected to start going to school – even if it means starting from crèche.

    As the years roll by and the baby grows, everyone begins to expect this and that from the baby of yesterday because gradually, that baby is becoming a Man/Woman.

    Why is it that when we are in Nursery School, our parents expect us to put in so much effort, pass and graduate so they can rest. But do they really rest? The next thing is you are expected to go to primary School, make good entrance results and get into secondary School. In Secondary School, our teachers beg us to read and pass so that when we get into University, it would be easy. Really? Is it always easy in Uni?

    Once in Uni, Lecturers start with their own – You have to read and make good grades so that life after graduation won’t be difficult. Then graduation comes and you are expected to get a job immediately. The pressure becomes too much and when you eventually get the job, your parents start pestering you to get married. And when you get married, everyone starts counting with you – you ought to have given birth to your first child.

    After Child bearing, you find out that even you too are as guilty as the rest of the world. You start expecting so much too from your children – do this, do that!

    When your Children also finish their Education and get married, the world now start watching, waiting for you to become a grandma/grand-dad. Ha! Is there really rest in this world?

    Most times, we think we are living lives for ourselves but we fail to realize we are actually living programmed lives. Everyone goes through the same pattern of life just that, through different approaches. Also experiences differ.
    No rest in Life really, no rest.
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