“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Sparkling new year to the sensible Nigerians who have great thinking workforce beyond the music/song titled: “One Corner”. This is my first piece of the year 2018 and yours truly review is never to dishonor someone else’s intensive sense.
While some families were in different churches, mosques and shrines for new year cross over, I left my house around 11pm on 31st of December, 2017 for a journalistic tour. Truth be told, I cherish the new investigation.
I branched different spots in order to give my piece a chance. In all honesty with myself, having seen a 4 year old boy and a girl of same age bracket, dancing “one corner” before I set out for my tour. My statistics show that out of ten Nigerian youths, eight can sing “one corner” and other crazy songs than the national anthem. I am always unhappy whenever I see youths shouting against protest, divide themselves when they are suppose to be united to question authorities, all for the sake of “one corner, living things, wo and others” . Some will even go additional mile to prostrate on the ground and begin slamming like a man on top of his lady.
There was a time “Danger”, was used to brainwashed Nigerians. I have seen a four old boy slamming his penis on the wall all for the sake of “one corner” which has litter the four corners of the country. Truth be told, Nigeria is wearing a pitiable look in the hands of the corrupt leaders and social media plays the lead in lecturing moral decadence.
Do we care less about intelligent blessing to improve our generation? It is so pathetic that Nigerians are going from false plans to political duplicity cum hubbub. Why are we even higher animals? Our level of knowledge seems to be a waste and we have authored out liabilities from it because of our narrow minded interest.
Some of us are rational but majority are not. I stand to be corrected, I think most of us are “insane”. Yes, what is “madness”? It is a few patterns of behaviour and experience which are obviously beyond the range of normality.
After thinking aloud for several hours, I concluded that indeed the ongoing economic crisis is having a significant impact on the mental health of Nigerians, especially where scarce social protection is available for people who become unemployed, indebted or poor due to the poor state of the country.
Are we not insane? Several women reportedly killed their husbands last year and vice versa, in schools, students rights were substituted for suspension rites, in Aso Rock, rodents forced the president out of office, mainagate and appointment of dead persons. Just to mention few. Shame!!!
No wonder, Rita Mae Brown said:
“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they’re ok, then it’s you.”
Adejumo Kabir is a writer of truth in a society of liars, student of Obafemi Awolowo University and a Campus Journalist