In nigeria, there are four known professions. Doctor. Lawyer. Engineer and disgrace to the family– Pained nigerian
This mediocre mindset has eaten deep into the nigerian society. The pressure is even more when you have parents in the “ideal” fields.
You know how all nigerian parents tell stories of how they took first position while in school? *rolls eyes* It’s totally different when your parents have the papers to show they actually did…*signs*
My dad is a medical doctor. Recently, his friend (a doctor) came visiting and my dad introduced me…We exchanged pleasantries and he asked if I have graduated. I replied yes. And he asked the course I studied…Y’all needed to see the look of disappointment he had on his face when I told him Medical laboratory science… Dr X asked me who I expect to follow in my dad’s footsteps etc. I get this all the time even when I go to my dad’s private clinic, some how the patients think something is terribly wrong with me for not becoming a doctor. They balantly ask why I am not a doctor. Honestly, my parents wanted me and my 5 siblings to all be a doctors but they have come to terms with the fact that we want other things.
Follow your dreams! Unless you’re nigerian……..then by all means, follow your parent’s dreams! –Another pained nigerian
I have 2 sibling studying medicine and somehow it’s not enough. We should all be doctors, lawyers or engineers or we’ll end up BROKE and UGLY.
The fact is that we must not all be Doctors, Engineers or Lawyers. In fact, we must not all get to the University. Yes…you heard that right. Some of us are Plumbers, Carpenters, Pharmacists, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Nurses, Accountants, Chefs, IT experts and what have you?
Think of it, which of the richest people in the world are Doctors? None! How many of them studied an “ideal” professional course?
We live in a world where different people have to play different roles in order to be able to inhabit our world effectively. Some of us have to be security agents, traffic wardens, farmers, drivers, pilots, tailors, traders and yes, Teachers. It’s okay to be other things.
Your profession is a calling. There is no limit to what you can achieve with it. Stop being myopic about particular courses of study. Stop having the insane thought that you must even be a University graduate to be great. Discover your calling and do what you can to change our world!
I know all these will change when I win my $100,000,000 lottery😏
It is totally up to you to prove the society wrong or right– albeit whatever you choose is to your own benefit or detriment. Never forget that you are responsible for your happiness!
Listen. Smile. Agree. Then do what you want anyways….Your life, your choices, your consequences!
Because I keep my promises, I’m still mentioning blogs and highlighting my favourite post on their blog. Today’s blog to check out is God’s Annointed princesses: this is a motivational/inspirational blog aimed at helping girls deal with issues like being different, making friends etc. My favourite post on this blog is My testimony. it explains how the present God’s princess was once suicidal and depressed and how she discovered God in the midst of it all. Too many people are secretly suicidal and cover it up with make up or a smile. This blog is a source of encouragement for these people. She is making sure no one has to go through what she went through. Everyone needs a little encouragement for making effort to make the world a better place. It’ll take only a few minutes of your day and put a smile on her face😊 please visit her blog here.
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