Sentiment: perhaps one of †ђξ greatest factors militating against Nigeria’s Progress and Development. Many are times we appreciate †ђξ progress made by some of †ђξ World’s foremost economies and Ђδω far they’ve gone often relishing when our very own Nigeria will get that far but we are quick to forget it came with a “Huge” price.
Until a time when we are ready to damn †ђξ immediate cum comparatively minute consequences of actions that serve “†ђξ Greater Good” on †ђξ long run and embrace radical yet constructive changes that come with it, we are still gonna be far from our much desired progress.
My very good friend Yinka in his comment on my Poem about we Africans “Its About Time” raised †ђξ questions, “Will we ever be Great? and Will we ever amount to anything akin to a World “Superpower”?”, he then concluded saying we should at least try to find a honest answer to †ђξ questions. My answer to †ђξ questions is WE WON’T, not until we’ve gotten rid of Sentimental attachments coupled with myopic views towards necessary changes that most occur for a better society.
Back to †ђξ Govt-Road Expansion scenario from my earlier write-up, “Motives”.
Sentiment comes in when Govt is expanding our road and demolishing road side shops and buildings(bearing in mind they shouldn’t have been there in †ђξ first place) and such Govt is colored Wicked and without concern for †ђξ Masses. We as fellow citizens are compelled to pity those who have lost their sources of income and livelihood in †ђξ process but it is worthy of note that if these things aren’t done today, necessity would ensure that they be done in †ђξ very near future except we are praying for things to remain stagnant. Why don’t we just swallow †ђξ bitter pill now and get it over with?
Fine, sentiment made me reflect on this last paragraph and feel like I’m mean or perhaps “Cold Hearted”, I am still of †ђξ opinion that “†ђξ Greater Good Trumps Sentiment”.
For those who are conversant with Hollywood, you’d agree with me that an American won’t mind sacrificing a life to save that of several others, hey! am not asking anyone to kill anyone but I agree with that school of thought.
Until we stop all †ђξ “aburo mi ni -he’s my broda”, “omo egbon mi ni -she’s my niece”, “omo wa ni” and †ђξ likes, ther would be no moving forward. Of course as †ђξ Yorubas say “teni n teni”, they also say “tiwa n tiwa”.
Yes, its gonna be difficult but if we can’t change at once we can reduce it gradually till it fades into oblivion.
Color me Shrewd if you would, i pour it as i see it.