I don’t think “kind bully” is glorious enough to describe the grandiosity of our president and his loyal, reality-ignoring, alternate-universe-dwelling, merry men.
We can progress to calling him a generous dictator, or benevolent overlord, merry marauder. Or we just might upgrade him to King Bully.
With hindsight, Nigerians would have been grateful for a sidegrade on Jonathan. By 2024, they would curse the president if he turns out as a sidegrade on Buhari.
Meanwhile, those who got paid to promulgate this propaganda are either in government, too rich to care, out of the country and away from this mess, complaining louder than everyone else, or dying in silence because of pride.
Creator’s remorse is a feeling of regret or sadness a creator feels towards their work.
It could be experienced while still creating it, immediately after completion, shortly after being done, or long after they are done with the work.
Sometimes, the faux pas wasn’t exactly career ending. Or it doesn’t go viral. Instead, it is the response of the celeb that caused more damage, rather than provide damage control.
There is a school of evangelism in Christianity that is too fascinated with death, hell, and the devil. This is something I just can’t wrap my head around.
Like the DNA, core competencies are unique to everyone. We develop and adapt them differently.
Even when we posses similar traits, how we apply them will still be different.
Yellow journalism or the yellow press is a type of journalism that does not report much real news with facts. Instead, it is the use of shocking headlines that catch people’s attention to sell more newspapers.
This has gone beyond engaging in self-destructive behavior. You are now in the territory of shooting yourself in the foot and sticking the bloody foot in your mouth.
You are burning bridges and taking others as collateral damages in the process.
What distinguishes loss aversion from risk aversion is that the utility of a monetary payoff depends on what was previously experienced or was expected to happen.
Loss aversion is most times a product of getting your fingers burnt from previous experiences. Or knowing someone who has.
A morosoph is more interested in gathering data, facts, and information. They want the numbers, but not the story behind the numbers.
It is why technocrats tend to make decisions that lack empathy.
The “To-Don’t List” is exactly what you think it is. It is a list of everything you will not be doing. An exact opposite of the “To-Do List”.
This list can be inspired by a decision to change your habit, a desire for something better, or plain laziness and procrastination.
A social construct is the meaning, notion, or connotation placed on an object or event by a society, and adopted by the inhabitants of that society with respect to how they view or deal with the object or event.
Nuevo poor is a financial situation where someone is poor without technically being poor.
It is when someone can afford most things, but they know their bank account though in the greens, is just one payment away from being in the reds.
Affluenza is the inability of an individual to understand the consequences of their actions because of their social status and/or financial privilege.
Maybe I expected too much of a self-serving, heartless, and out of touch government.
This piss on the grave must not be allowed to continue. The government of Lagos should not give Lagosians one more reason to hate them.
Wimpathy is a useless sympathy given by a wimp, for suffering or failure caused by his inability or refusal to step up to the occasion.
It can also be where sympathy that offers no value or change is being offered, rather than actions or tough love.
Given enough time, anything is possible. Don’t feel bad, don’t feel special.
That is the most succinct way to interpret the infinite monkey theorem.
Shock value is the potential of an image, text, action, or other forms of communication, to provoke a reaction of sharp disgust, shock, anger, fear, or similar negative emotions.
The voice of the people is not necessarily the voice of God, but there is no guarantee that yours is either. Get off your high horse.
No one likes a pop pooper. Even if you know the people around you are idiots, let them make their decisions.
The funny thing is most people acknowledge beer muscles, the unfunny bit is it is not an excuse before the law, your boss, your spouse, or your friends.
Virtue signalling is defined as the act, or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one’s good character or the moral correctness of one’s position on a particular issue.
Stan Culture is defined as the actions, of a collective, often extreme in nature, of a strong minority within a fanbase.
A Stan meanwhile is defined as an extremely or excessively enthusiastic and devoted fan.
Sọrọ sókè is a Yoruba phrase that serves as a prompting to speak louder, speak up, or speak more assertively.
This phrase has been co-opted both online and offline as a response by Nigerian youths engaged in the #EndSARS protest.
Mutually Assured Destruction is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender.
As much as our ultimate reward is in heaven, what if your entry into heaven depends on everyone you ever come in contact with voting for or against you getting into heaven? And people had to vote honestly, based on their memories of you.
Sunk cost fallacy is a phenomenon where somebody justifies an increased investment of money or other resources based on the cumulative prior investment (the sunk costs), despite new evidence suggesting that the cost of continuing now outweighs the expected benefit.
Do not allow yourself to get trapped in an echo chamber of your own creation, else you’ll be unaware of when the world moves on and leave you behind.
You will no longer be a victim of someone else’s gaslighting. It is time you’ll put on your flame, raise your lamp high, and shine bright like the star you are meant to be.
Stock Taking means to go through ones wares, finding out what you have surplus of, enough of and what is lacking.
Feeling remorseful or regret is not a sign of weakness. It is simply being human. Know that others have been where you are and still gone on to do better.
The most surprising part of people with a Messiah Complex is the fact that often, they actually played the most irrelevant, inconsequential and fleeting role in your come up.
May we not be used to nonsense. May we not trade our expectations for crumbs. May our expectation not be cut short.
For the rest of us, foresight of what the future holds for us, our children and generations to come is why we must come out of our comfort zones, to carry out our civic responsibility by electing leaders we believe in.
Do not allow your anger to cause irreparable damage to relationships that could be beneficial to you in the future. Don’t let a reputation of being a “Diva” or “Tantrum Tom” become a stumbling block to your progress.
As much as 2019 is your year of Abundance, Greatness, Increase and lots more, personally, 2019 should be your year of Accountability too.
A norm is defined as something that is regarded as typical or normal. It is also a rule that is enforced by members of a society.
Ethos is the summation of who a person is. It is the determining factor of every action you will take. Your ethos is the root cause for everything you do knowingly or unknowingly.
Passion is defined as a strong emotion towards something or someone. It is synonymous with fervor, determination and ardor.
A pact is defined as an agreement or covenant between two or more people. When some of the people we consider as leading erudite in Nigeria decided to align themselves politically, they redefined PACT to mean Presidential Aspirants Coming Together.
Followership, friendship, fandom and loyalty have evolved over the years, and in the information and social media age, it has taken an unprecedented dimension.
Divide and Rule is defined as the policy of maintaining control over one’s subordinates or opponents by encouraging dissent between them, thereby preventing them from uniting in opposition.
Insolence is defined as being insulting in manners or words. It is being rude, cheeky, impudent, arrogant, bold, cocky and disrespectful. Insolence to me has become the go-to word to describe Nigeria’s present class of politicians.