Different strokes are for different people and that is especially true for the Nigerian system. All of our systems seem to have their own way of running and also their own way of being oiled.
This difference in systems also trickles down to Child rearing and training, finances, upkeep, responsibilities(family or otherwise) and also being an Adult.This is a totally different ballgame here in Naija and it is something that is done differently in this part of the world.
Being an Adult in Nigeria is not by attaining the age of 18 as the law clearly states. There are a couple of other things(some more important than others) that qualifies you for this Adult business. And there’s a silent rule that it must be done whether or not you are in the mood for it.
Just in case you are not sure what this Adult thing is all about, or what exactly happens when you officially become one. Let Nigerians explain it to you with their tweets.
And if you are an Adult already, this is to show you that you are not alone and there’s a whole army behind you.
— Ik Osakioduwa (@ik_osakioduwa) March 25, 2019
After IK Osakioduwa asked #WhatBeingAnAdult means to you, Nigerians came out in their numbers to identify with the struggle of being an Adult and also tell what it means to them.
Here are some of the tweets
Plus extended family members school fees & medical bills our parents were the real super heroes
— Agernor Agernor II (@AgernorAgernor) March 25, 2019
Having the wisdom to make the sacrifices & hard logical decisions that'll translate into positive results in the future while being criticized by the people you're doing it for…
— Chris (@Chris_OO0) March 25, 2019
Saying yes sir to someone even when dey are wrong and you both know it, but can't do anything about it, or when you've had it into your neck but can't shout or cry coz you're an adult, you just lock it up and move on, adult hood is a set up joo
— aigbe daniel (@dremzy1) March 25, 2019
— Tej Wej (@TJOKaro) March 25, 2019
Having to discipline the you out of your child.
— Sarah Afolabi (@SarahAfolabi3) March 25, 2019
The last one really got me laughing. Having to discipline a child is definitely an act meant for Adulthood but trying to discipline you out of your child is not only one of the most senior level but one that takes a lot of doing.
Being an Adult is any and all of the following tweets and then some more.
If you’re finding this ”Adulting” business a hard one because the child in you sometimes wants to come out and play, here’s a quote from Hank Green
Being silly is still allowed, not excluded by adulthood. What’s excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness, so be thoughtful and silly
So be thoughtful, silly with a side of the naija style of being an adult and you’ll be fine.
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