There is a fine line between genius and madness;Steve Jobs can tell you better. If you're a genius and are in Nigeria,there are reasons why you may want to die unless you try understanding a few things about us.
First is the mindset that everyone understands you have better plans for this nation and the future. Wrong! We don't understand you,in fact,we feel you insult us with your knowledge and expertise;so we will do everything to make sure you don't succeed. So when we do this,you don't understand why we're just so myopic and gullible. Well,the truth is that we're not matured enough...no...the real truth is that we feel maturity comes with AGE...that's why we have old people,old people and old people running our affairs incompetently. That is Nigeria for you dear genius,are you planning to run away to another country?
More to that,we hate it when you come around and present your master plan to turn Nigeria to America...seriously? We won't believe you oooo. We take joy in hoping that the future will be better;a future we are not even ready to work hard for.
So you see,when we see you've put in all efforts to be better,we will simply kill your dreams. And the most annoying is that you're even young;we have been in this system since 1960 and we have sworn never to change. Perhaps this will help you to understand why many people make a name for themselves outside the country before coming back. And please dear genius;I hope you're not planning to leave us in this darkness?
Dear genius,if you've taken out time to study the mindset and behaviour of fellow Nigerians,you'll quickly realise that we don't make much effort to improve on what we know...but I must add that we want to remain relevant in that field till we die. Don't cry for us,that is why a Professor of Physics will proudly announce to you that he has never read any physics text in the last 10 ten years. He lectures in the university and never enters his classes with any book...I must also tell you that his students think he is so intelligent when he does this.
You're seated in the class as his student and you don't comprehend why this man has to confuse you with old laws...bear with him;this is Nigeria. We hope to get better...but you as a genius,must develop your talents on a green fertile land;Nigeria may be or may not be the place. We hope!
Finally brother genius,don't get mad at us,we're mostly businessmen,educated illiterates and proud misguided individuals. We hate being corrected! I repeat,we hate it!! We will surely attack your personality when you do...try becoming a politician or celebrity and understand what I mean...celebrity?
Those ones are apologies to the nation. We shall continue to work hard and hope in Nigeria dear friend,till we get to the Promised Land,I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.
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