SUCCESS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN THIS ERA OF SOCIAL MEDIA MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS
AS A CHILD I HAD OF ELUSION/ELUSIVE BUT IT WAS ONE PARTICULAR WORD THAT TOOK ME YEARS TO UNDERSTAND NOT UNTIL AFTER MY HIGH SCHOOL, I COULD NOT BUT WHEN I GOT TO SOCIAL MEDIA NO ONE EXPLAIN THE WORD TO ME, I PRACTICALLY GRAB IT IMMEDIATELY.
People’s lifestyles, determines what they see or hold as success, believe one of the reasons many societies are prone to more crime/evil is all about life belief style, system, I always write with my society at the back of my mind, am an African,
In the olden days our forefathers and mothers had a wonderful and fulfilled life and live happily with little things at their disposal but today the case is quite different. As a one-time banker in late 2000, the bank will always ask, what is in it for me hmmmmmmm, that was when my society started losing their hold,
The advent of social media will I say crown it all, people who are actually succeeding are lopsided in their looking/thinking, of people who are not succeeding, who are more driven in make believe life, (packaging and branding), when Macintosh said, invent the life you want and soon you will have it, I remember he also said, there are things that are doable and things your makers want for you or not. I once read a book when a 97-year-old woman said that each day she wakes up in the morning and was able to take her 8 miles walk got back home and make her food that she count it a successful day.
I saw a man who told me, for me to have overcome the death of my childhood friend whom we grow up together, the only person who truly understands me more than my wife in life, is a big success for me, today am a happy man, because I see life differently after his death, all our plans, goals and aspiration was his effort/hard work, today his no more, he drags me close to himself, and “wispier ” to my ear, do you know his better a person than I am and his gone, am still here with family, he had none, i keep asking God why, I should be the one going let him stay and do this thing because I can’t do them, but here I am looking like moron, ok oo, am happy o, am alive, but that was a big success for me, I don’t know for you Beady, he asked me.I laugh, i sha learnt something.
In our society today we measure our success base on other peoples success, by how many degrees we have, how many houses we have, how many children we have, how many cars we have, how many trips we have made,the areas, town we live in or have visited, how many companies we have,how many in-laws we have, how large our back acct,h ow many influential people we know, how connected we are, that is how my society measure their success, Oh he/she is doing well, can’t you see, he/she just got married,had a child,did this,just did that, without asking if those people are fulfilled, are they happy, are they living up to purpose of which they where created by their creator, now The social media, THE MASTER CEREMONY as i called them, will always remind us oh, he/she has done this, has done that, what are you waiting for, putting pressure on those who have weakness of character, they will always got weaken by what the MASTER OF CEREMONY, Social media is saying, remember a master of ceremony is being paid to make you see only his master as the king/queen, his job.
Our society have set standards of which they measure success and if you dont fit into it, they count you as an unsuccessful person,a failure, no wonder every one is grasping to meet up with societal standard, one of the reasons of high rate of crime,they tend to look down on you if you dont live up to their expectation, one reasons criminals are being celebrated in and out of my society, everyone wants to belong, they want to be recognize among the high flyers, because the MASTER OF-CEREMONY, social media knows his work and his doing it very well,
I must get degree, get married, have children, have house, have land, have compa nies,h ave t his,h ave that, not asking our selves is that what i want, rather many of us want to do because others are doing. what THE MASTER OF CEREMONY is telling us about his master who told him to tell us his doing, is him actually doing it, is he actually the way he presents him to us, so many live have been crushed in that process.
African my Africa!