I have always been this guy that settles for anything that comes my way.
And when I say anything that comes my way…
I mean I always settle for less.
It started right from Primary school.
I won’t lie to you to gain pity or anything.
I have always been in the top 2 of the class.
I always take home prizes at the end of the term.
I mean, in the whole district of my primary school then…
I had the best Common Entrance results with 90%.
But when it got to my secondary school days when I met other kids.
I knew I wasn’t that great.
Was just by a bit of luck here and there
And this didn’t even stop me because in my JSS classes…
I was still top 3 juggling academics even though I rarely read.
I think I should call that my unfair advantage even till now.
But the main issue started when a guy approached me in SS1.
It was a boarding school and I just got there as a new kid.
A police school with various kids from different barracks.
The kid was always picking on me because I always answer questions in class.
And you know the feeling of being the top student in class…
Then someone comes to overtake you.
And the boy said all stuff that actually allowed me settle for less.
But that’s not the main point here.
The point is, a lot of external factors will keep you down and make you settle for less.
It’s that crazy.
They will come in form of common sense but na lie.
So with all those things, I just turned to a normal average guy that only just read to pass.
Nothing concerns me and A again.
I just want to pass and geddifok.
I did Waec and I truly geddifok.
But when I got to the tertiary institution (I attended Poly first)
I tried to go back to my normal self.
And like I told you, that thing is like my unfair advantage.
It worked and I started doing well in classes again.
That earned me respect and popularity among ladies (as it should be)
But I had to stop the showoff again because a lecturer called me to his office and serve me a warning.
The man said he likes me and that’s why he’s giving me this advice.
He said I should stop showing off in classes and just sit my ass down to graduate.
And as you guess, I have no choice but to settle for another less.
You dey count am?
And that was even the last time I tried to ordinarily answer questions in classes unless I am being asked a question.
So I became the quiet and easy going guy that possibly kept getting his marks on a low.
But if you look at it well…
Isn’t Nigeria making you settle for less too?
Let’s start with education.
Are you in your dream university presently?
And if yes, are you studying your dream course?
I guess NO.
Nigeria don fuck am up.
Let’s move to employment.
If you are working right now, are you working your dream job?
If yes, are you getting paid your dream salary?
As usual, I guess NO.
Nigeria don fuck am up.
And let’s move to the cost of living.
Are you living in your dream city in Nigeria?
If yes, are you enjoying life the way you always wanted to live?
Are you buying things the way you dream to buy them?