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The rate of suicide in Nigeria is at an alarming high rate now. Suicide is a strange word or thing, and now it is becoming a norm.
While pondering about this i come across a post on face book and I will love to share it.
Please stop blaming the president about the current state of suicide in the society. Blame yourselves, blame the society for always settings standards like marriage, school, vocation etc.
You all judge a guy who hasn’t gone to school or not being too rich to your liking.
You judge a girl who was raped and gets pregnant.
You judge a man striving to feed his family, you body shame people and gossip your very own friends
The church/mosque neglects you unless you have something to give them.
I can go on and on. Let us blame ourselves for being too shy of teaching our children sex education and when they grow up with a different mindset and experience something different their brain can’t comprehend it and some fall into depression.
Let’s blame ourselves when we compare our children with other people’s that leads a child into depression.
Coming from the north I see a lot of stupid, traditions that don’t mean crap yet we practice it for heck what. Forcing our children to pick up religion and traditions that they don’t understand. Let’s blame ourselves for the failure in Africa. One man can’t change the nation for good neither can one man change the nation for bad. We are where we are(pun intended) because we have collectively agreed to support wrong leadership, wrong doctrines and wrong traditions.
Until we change our backwards sentimental reasonings we WILL continue to experience what we are now experiencing.
My name is Kate Mshelia and I don’t know if I am making common sense.