Nobody Has It Easy

Sitting on a sofa in my living room and listening to John Legend’s song Everybody Knows, a line in the song hit me. He sang “…nobody has it easy, I still can’t believe, you found somebody new but I wish you the best, I guess…”

In deed, nobody has it easy. The day I watched a documentary on Michael Jackson and how he was declined a role in a movie, I couldn’t believe it. This is somebody the whole world knows, infact the only thing more popular than the man nicknamed Wacko Jacko is Coca-Cola yet he was rejected by a director who wasn’t even as popular as Steven Seagal; this left him distraught and depressed.

Celebrities do suffer heart breaks, loneliness, lack of privacy etc yet we model our lives after theirs believing they have it all easy. Well, they don’t!

A chat with a colleague yesterday left me non-plussed and infuriated; the dude dismissed the importance of family, citing he doesn’t care about children/heir and he would “kill” to be as affluent as Aliko Dangote or Mike Adenuga.

The truth is that we always believe what we don’t have is better than what we have. American rapper Marshall Mathers aka EMINEM said in his song BEAUTIFUL, “…walk a thousand miles in my shoes just to see what its like to me, I’ll be you – lets trade shoes, just to see what it’d be like. To feel your pain, you feel mine. Go inside each other’s minds, just to see what we’d find, look at shit through each other’s eyes…”

It would be nice if people didn’t look over the fence and think someone else has it easier than him or her…you never know what just goes on in other people’s lives. Just enjoy your life to the best of your ability.

Nobody has it easy, everybody has a problem. Everybody is fighting his or her own war. You don’t know what they are going through. Nobody is perfect, nobody deserves to be.

Happy new week, wish you all a productive week.

If I Could Turn Back The Hands of Time

 

My church, All Saints Church G.R.A Enugu, celebrated the harvest of children this past sunday.

As I watched the kids’ performance in awe, I fell into a trance, more of reverie per se. I couldn’t help but remember when I was like them; how I sang sweet melodies like Panam Percy Paul’s Bring Down Your Glory with my Macy Gray-like voice and how I dazzled the church congregation with a flawless recitation of the Gospel according to John Chapter 1, I flowed like a BOSS (Huhh).

Oh Yes! I was that incorrigible cool kid your parents wanted you to be like. 

Those were memorable and happy moments I will cherish till the day I go six feet under the ground.

Childhood is the most exciting stage of our lives. I’m pretty sure most of you would love to rewind the hands of time to when he/she was as innocent as a bird, when things were less complicated, no job stress, no relationship headache and no bill to pay.

However, not everybody shares this lovely tale. Some had a dark experience and would love to leave that part of their life history in the past. Some were raped, molested and abused as kids. Others weren’t lucky and lost a parent or two to the cold hands of death early in life.

If you had the power to turn back the hands of time, what would you change/correct in your life?