This Generation Doesn’t Have The Luxury Of Living

We are called the generation of suicide and depression, and everyone is out here confused by our entirety. One of the reasons is not far fetched.

Pressure —one of the things shoved down the throat of every Nigerian child. From the very moment you are born, you are set on a journey to setting up a future, and everything else is considered a diversion and tagged unnecessary.

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From school to extra lesson, to being prevented to interact with your peers and watching TV; all these created the foundation of the toxicity you see today. If it doesn’t follow the blueprint, you should have no time for it.

They give you the illusion that once you make it through the stages, you will find happiness, and the stress will end. But really, the stages never end, so people go through life hoping to feel something they never get to feel until they are dead.

We are told to work, focus, and study, so we can get a chance to live, but the work never ceases until our breaths finally leave.

This is a depressing reality, which make us develop coping mechanisms which are most of the time self-destructive.

About Banji Coker 155 Articles
Banji Coker is a Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist. He is the author of two poetry compilations, Just seventeen and October feelings.

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