I thought of something catchy while putting down this article, at the end of the day I decide that a simple exclamation statement "Why Me!" would do the trick.
While observing the trend of idiosyncrasy among youths of various ethnic groups and culture, I came to a point of this thesis that the perceptive power of the youth is perpetually altered along the course of His/Her life by both Immediate and Distant factors.
This is to say that at the end of the day, Our perception of how these factors affect their life will determine whether we as youths allows such factors to have either full, partial or negligible influence over us.
However, this perception takes its roots from the overall grid of what we have heard, seen, felt or observed within our Immediate or Distant environment.
Attempting to define Perception, we could surmise that it is the basic component in the formation of a concept or Becoming aware of something via the senses.
Now lets drive on with a little analogy: a boy lives with his parents (Immediate environment) who are stringent when it comes to finance, they only release what is needful to the young man and therefore, his life has been practically governed and tailored to live within his means. He grows up with this perception that money should only be channeled to NEEDS and nothing shortfall. But when he gets to school, He observes children of wealthy parents spending and being spent and those of his close friends being able to meet other material needs and even extend their help to him when he is in immediate need. At this point, due to his observation of the manner in which his friends spend money to meet their needs and as well able to reach out, his perception of control of money faces a crisis(decision point). Sooner or later, he watches on the news or a documentary how a single man made heavy donations to less privileged people and yet still lives in affluence, his perception also is further altered.
But the BIG question is; is it appropriate to live life based on perception?
Based on this thesis, i have discovered that the youthful stage of life is typical to the finishing stages of a molten iron in a furnace just about to solidify, just the right time for shapening and all forms of manipulation are almost concluded. At this point, any adulteration or alteration,becomes undoable and permanent and corrupts or blunders the original intent of design.
Now, the life of a youth simulates the finishing stages of formation, design or crafting which must be thorough if a REAL MAN is to be realized.
Where there is no Law, there is no crime. In every aspect of life, there is a ruling principle, an acceptable norm, an appropriate ethics; The Bible, the laws and byelaws, school rules & regulations, office ethics and codes of conduct, you name it.
Let our perceptions build or deter desire but let the fundamental principles and laws determine our decision!
When we allow our perceptions to guide us into taking decisions, there evolves a catastrophe!
Here's a short story:
A young girl who just finished university, completed her NYSC perceives that that was the right time to get married and this perception was drawn from her observation, that her peer/course mates & friends were getting married.
What she heard, observed and saw, built her perception power; that since others are doing and it sounds right, then it must be the right thing for her to do at this time.
Therefore, based on what feels, sounds and appears good now determined her line of action.
She automatically positioned herself to respond to the "click command" of any guy who appears responsible("to marriage"), and this guy she has been dating for long appears and she waves him off, she says "Im sorry but you are not ready for marriage now and im not ready to wait cause i dont trust you". the guy feels slighted and after much persuasion, he gives her a break. Then comes this handsome responsible looking man exuding the smell of cash... She looks at him and without second thoughts, perceives he is MR. RIGHT.
Mr. Right, perceiving what she desires, proceeds to propose marriage, with her feigned response: "ill think about it" yet her countenance giving away the answer, Mr Right starts discussing his fantasy about a classy wedding plan He has been cooking up for some time knowing fully well, most girls would fall for it, he sets his strategy!
Anyway, the long and short of the story is this, they got wedded and three months later, the young man was picked up by the police for killing his uncle in a Robbery setup and making away with the man's cash.
I'm sorry but the young man didn't look like a robber neither did he resemble a murderer in the least.
The comments on the girls lips were these two words, "Why me...."
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