The world couldn't get any more crazier than it is right now. With all the drama in US politics, crazy terrorist attacks every now and then, one can only worry how humanity seems to be very absent in humans these days. Like we literally do not give a hoot about people's feelings and when you do, it probably just a political move to score cheap points or win favours.
I've been following the #SaveMayowa trend, about a lady that Nigerians came together to fund-raise over $100,000 for Stage 4 Ovarian cancer treatment. Amidst all the drama that ensued, one particular thread of tweets caught my attention and it almost brought tears to my eyes. Read the thread below:
Speaking of cancer, there is a 3 year old child in Luth with cancer who was abandoned by his parents two years ago. His name is David.— Movie Pundit (@Anyato__) July 28, 2016
David has no one in the whole world. The staff at luth barely take care of him. Sometimes he spends days without taking a bath.— Movie Pundit (@Anyato__) July 28, 2016
This is a child that pisses and shits himself btw— Movie Pundit (@Anyato__) July 28, 2016
There are about 40 little babies with cancer in Luth. It's the most depressing thing you'd ever see.— Movie Pundit (@Anyato__) July 28, 2016
There's a foundation dedicated to toddlers and kids with cancer. They are doing a great job but barely any funding.— Movie Pundit (@Anyato__) July 28, 2016
If you're looking for something meaningful to do, you could try that.— Movie Pundit (@Anyato__) July 28, 2016
Okay for those asking, here's their web page -------> https://t.co/k2LDA7c4RX— Movie Pundit (@Anyato__) July 28, 2016
you can also call Mrs Matilda (Founder) 08028369731
*UPDATE to the above TWEET thread*He's a little angel and he needs friends. The way he lights up when ppl come to visit will make you smile/cry.— Movie Pundit (@Anyato__) July 28, 2016
PLEASE GUYS, David has cerebral palsy and he's actually six years old. He was abandoned when he was 11 months. He's been in luth for 5yrs— Movie Pundit (@Anyato__) July 29, 2016
This is definitely worth looking into as there are more Davids out there neglected by society and the government. There's so much we could do by just spreading the love.I'm so sorry for the misinformation. It was an honest oversight.— Movie Pundit (@Anyato__) July 29, 2016
I personally believe the mess created out of the previous issue should not deter people with good intentions from giving. Although, it is also evident that it may not have been a scam.
So I wanted to put up a post one time about how annoying it can be in these days of social media. I think a message I listened to by Joyce Meyer rightly described it well. In some not too distant past, we wrote letters to our loved ones [not copied templates from the web or manage to write HBD LLNP on someone's birthday], paid physical visits to friends and played outside while nature was a spectator.
Somehow, those processes required lots of connection, real socializing and emotional bonding. I mean even love letters were a thing at some point. But these days, we have it easy with technology which in its bid to connect us together actually does the opposite. We have become lazy and self-absorbed these days.
I'm pretty sure we were much happier when there were no phones because we channeled our thoughts into words and penned them down. And when possible we visited our loved ones and were much present in the moments we shared with them. No notifications buzzing, or what have you.
Another funny trend is the habit of 'checking up'. Now it seems people 'check up' these days just to measure up and update their personal memory archives of where you are at that point in time. That's pretty much it. You can read the lack of genuineness in the 'check up' the moment they drop the call only for you to discover 90% of the time was spent mining data from you like some interrogatory interview.
It's time we stop comparing. Social Media is all a facade. No one ever posts their down moments for you to see, neither does everyone have it all together. So be thankful for where you are and keep trusting God to take you to where you desire. Here's something I wrote in a Facebook post one time on the issue:
On the business side of things, we closed two key partnerships this week and I'm mega excited to see where this leads.
Wish you all an awesome weekend ahead and feel free to drop your feedback or comments on the issues above.