Oh Selfish You!

Selfishness is hard thing to hide. There is a thin line between selfishness and greed. I believe you have to be selfish first before being greedy. You have to be both selfish and greedy to be classified "corrupt". I see selfishness everywhere. Our prayers are selfish! We hear of a disaster and we say " Thank God I was not there" and that's it! We talk as if we have some special kind of anointing or grace. Anything that happens to anybody else could have happened to you! You can have cancer, it's not a rich man's disease!

You can be afflicted with any disease under the sun! When you are selfish, you find it difficult to put yourself in other people's shoes. All you do is just wish it away. You only pray for protection and good health for your family. It's all about yourself. You don't pray for the nation and the plight of others who are not as privileged as you, after all you didn't cause their problems.

You don't feel the pain of those innocent people living in the North, after all, they are killing "themselves". You probably would start getting concerned when bombs start exploding in your backyard! I apologise! You cared about the removal of fuel subsidy, right? That was just because it affected you directly, you selfish one! You wouldn't really care whether the price of kerosene has increased, after all, you only use cooking gas.

Now, it's the Plane Crash. Your empathy lessened the moment you had gone through the manifest and you saw that none of your family members were there. Nothing sobers you until it directly affects you. How about praying for something that does not concern you in any way? 

How about caring for someone you're not related to? If you did, you would know that it is your problem that the power sector is in the state it is in, whether you have a standby generator or not. How about caring to revive the education sector in your country? It's not about whether you can afford to send your kids abroad or to a private school here. Maybe you think "it's okay" because your child with the foreign degree will still be the boss of the bright guy whose father could only send him to the local school? How about caring about how your negligence or action could lead to the loss of lives? You want to mix that petrol with kerosene? You want to package baby powder as baby food? All because you know you will sell it far away from you and the chances are remote that your child will eat it? 

Maybe this nation will move forward if you were less selfish. Maybe you're the cog in the wheel.

Take these quizzes to find out how selfish you are:

"If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain't going to do any good; you're just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it's not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here... like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks"-George Carlin

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