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Wednesday, 5 July 2017
#PositiveAfricans : ENJOY THE MOMENT! - #PositiveAfricans : PROFITEZ DE L'INSTANT!
I have several friends now in the diaspora who cannot understand how I can continue living in Africa. In fact one of them was so filled with disdain recently when she came home to visit as she was telling me that she really gives kudos to those of us living here because she cannot imagine herself ever living in such conditions. She said things are not even stagnate, they are retrogressing. Everything she said was absolutely true and she was justified in feeling that uninterested but I am always surprised that until I get all these comments, I really do not focus on these challenges in the light of wanting to abandon ship. We all do not see life from this same perspective because of our dreams, expectations and experiences, so we cannot judge others from our point of view. There are even movements now encouraging African youths to come over to the West to enjoy things that were plundered from Africa. Every point of view is fine so long as you can enjoy the moment. #PositiveAfricans should try to focus on, accept and promote whatever potentials that Africa has and look for ways of changing what is in their power to change from wherever they are. There are Africans in diaspora who are doing more than those in the continent to make sure there is development in Africa. There are three groups of Africans, those in the continent, those in diaspora and those in limbo- they are not in diaspora but all they want is to leave- which means they are not anywhere. #PositiveAfricans means that you should enjoy the moment from wherever you are by thinking of ways to make sure your life count and make a difference in the continent. Enjoy your day!