Sometimes Life Isn’t Fair and Bad Things Happen To Even Good People (A Woman’s Perspective)
“This life,” some would say, “is not balance at all.”
From childhood, you are told to be of good behaviour. You are verbally corrected when you do something wrong and flogged if you don’t listen.
You are taught to always be in school before the bell for morning assembly goes off.
You are encouraged to learn your schoolwork so you can become one of the best pupil/student.
You do that and become one of the top 5 students in your school.
Your classmates love you; your teachers adore you; your principal is proud to have you in the school.
At home, you are a good girl. Even though you are a popular jingo that every other girl wants to have in her corner, you only hang out with fellow good girls like you who go to church and wear their skirts past their knees.
You are properly trained in domestic chores: you clean the house so well, help both Num and Dad witg errands and when you cook, even your neighbours in the next compound start to hail you.
When you get into the University, your lifestyle does not change one bit. If anything, you become more strict with your way of living. You live your life in a manner the shape of a square: school, church, market, home.
No parties or partying for you because that First Class is your target so there must be no distraction.
You graduate school with your First Class and not long after you finished your NYSC, you get a good job with a huge salary. You start to go out during weekends now because mummy calls you these days to remind you not to waste time in finding a good man.
You meet a good man, you both fall in love and you get married.
Six months, seven months, nine, one year, two years… and you are yet to so much as conceive. You start to worry. You and hubby go from one hospital to the other, doing different tests.
Finally, the doctors give you their diagnosis: polycystic ovary syndrome and may never be able to bear your own children.
You walk out of the doctor’s office and the hospital, resisting every urge to burst into tears. It is then you see her!
Standing in the car park is that lady who was the campus ashewo back in the University! The one who it was rumoured had had sex with so many male students and lecturers even. The one who openly boasted about her abortions. The one who turned up at every party on campus. The bad girl.
She is holding in her arms a beautiful healthy baby boy and two young girls are laughing at her side, calling, “Mummy! Mummy!” while she tries in vain to shush them up with the hand on which she has her wedding ring finger.
You cannot explain how you feel but nevertheless you manage to avoid meeting her as you make your way to your car.
When you get home, you throw yourself across the bed and dissolve in tears. Why? Why? You were the good girl! Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is life so cruel and unfair?
Man shares traditional wedding list that is pages long with table of content
A traditional wedding list is going viral because of the lengthy requirement the groom is mandated to fulfil before the bride’s family will give her out in marriage.
The marriage list is said to be from the family of an Ogoni bride-to-be.
The list is so lengthy that it has a table of content page.
See the list below…
If you come from a poor background, education remains your best bet for success – JJ Omojuwa
Popular Nigerian blogger and public speaker, Japheth Joshua Omojuwa reiterates the importance of education for a person from a poor background
According to JJ Omojuwa, if you come from a poor background, education remains your best bet for success. He also said that although it is possible to achieve success through other means accidentally but you won’t have a better insurance than education. If you are being fooled, don’t fool yourself.
Is Abortion an Act of Evil Or Is It a better Option?
Abortion is a very sensitive subject and many people would rather say nothing on it at all while those who do are usually anti-abortion.
They argue from the line that all life begins at conception and aborting a pregnancy is no different from murdering a person. Well, while everyone has their opinions they should not try to foster their beliefs on someone else.
If abortions were legalized we would have fewer deaths related to botched abortions and women would be able to go to good hospitals to get the best of care. You say killing the fetus is wrong but have you considered the fact that the woman might not be ready to be a mother.
Not all unwanted pregnancies are as a result of ‘sex outside of marriage’, many are as results of rape. Would you advise a girl to keep the pregnancy and give birth to an innocent child that she could end up hating? I read the story of a girl who grew up with her mother always being distant and cold towards her all because she was the result of a gang rape, the poor woman did not even know which of the rapists had fathered her child.
A girl after being rejected by the father of the baby gave birth and burnt the baby alive. Would it not have been better if she had taken the abortion route? Some women have more children than they can ever possibly care for. Some end up as thugs, garage boys. Would not abortion have been a better option?
We have heard reports of newborn babies abandoned either in a heap of rubbish or even more unspeakable places before they could be rescued by passersby. Wouldn’t abortion have been a better option?
Girls who were raped and had children by the insurgents Boko Haram say their children are always been beaten up by victims, One even said every time she looked at her child’s face, she relieved her abuse over and over again. Some women get abortions done when the pregnancy threatens their health and lives.
How many children as an anti-abortionist have you adopted or rescued from terrible conditions?
You judge people for getting abortions but would you in any way contribute to the needs of the child? Unless your every thought and action has been deemed beyond righteous you have no right to shame or condemn a woman for making a better choice, abortion is not a crime it is the right and choice of every woman and absolutely nobody should judge until they have walked in her shoes.
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