I don’t like the Jumoke, the bread-seller-turned-model’s story. And I’m sad about how it has become an ‘inspiring’ story that’s circulating all over social media. I’m happy for her and I congratulate her but that’s just about it.
The way people have gone about it is comical to me and also insults my reasoning. It bugs my mind. First of all, why has it made so much news around here? Because we’re a superstitious people under prolonged suffering and oppression.
The situation in the country has made people hopeless on what to do to achieve any level of comfort in life. So we’ve resigned to fate. So when they hear the story of someone that ‘achieved’ something great (more like ‘that something great happened to’) without any effort, it touches us in some serious ways. In a country where opportunities abound, this lady’s story would’ve made rounds but not at this intensity.
Video: Watch CNN’s interview with Olajumoke, the ‘bread-seller’ turned model
Next thing, everybody has loads of her pictures on their phones. I’m worried! Why aren’t I happy about it? Because one, it’s a sign of how much we’ve fallen in our expectations in life. We no longer believe in what we can do for ourselves.
Rather, things that are not our making (e.g. being born a slim instead of fat person) are now what we rely on to make it in life. As if this lady put in any work or intelligence to have that height & body shape… And two, because it speaks to our innate desire to want to achieve something without much effort. Everybody wants divine favour. People don’t even mind if they don’t deserve what they’ve got.
They just want to get what they haven’t worked for. That’s why they fill up churches & camps everyday — unmerited favour, …Read More
Source:: The NET