I was reading the other day about Cyclone Yasi.
(At this point, I'd just like to say, this wasn't the post I had in mind, but I can do that post another day. Ok)
So as i was saying, Cyclone Yasi showed up on my Yahoo! and i was like 'whaaa?'
And then i began to feel sorry for Australians, especially when I read that the airports were closed, and the shelters were full. My friends who had no intentions of going back to Nigeria after studies (sad, i know) quickly had a rethink.
Honestly, I don't understand Africans. Like really.
Look at how blessed we are, Look!
But noooo, we'd prefer to enrich another man's land with our own brains and talents, while our countries waste away.
Because there's no electricity and there are many criminals, we're not even willing to give saving our countries a try. wowie.
The worst natural disaster we have is erosion. Abi what else.
Oh no no scratch that. What I should have said was:
The worst natural disaster we have is us.
Yes. We don't need earthquakes to destroy us, no no, we're doing fine in that aspect all by ourselves. We are our own Cyclone Yasi. Our own Hurricane Katrina.
When are we going to give our countries a hand?
When are we going to build our own countries, so that tomorrow, we'll be ranked among the top nations with great economies?
When are we going to help stop Africa from being the poorest Continent?
And it starts with us. Each and everyone of us. It's the little things really.
Like throwing your trash in the trashcan.
Like doing the right thing instead of paying your way through it.
Like paying your taxes.