March 22, 2016 – Florence Ozor Urges Nigerians To Be Aggressive In Approaching Important Life Issues
Siddon Look: The intentional hopeless aloof state of observing and passively accepting whatever happens.
This posture or attitude is a mind-set and it permeates all aspects of the life of an Individual, Nation or Continent where the acceptable disposition is: What will be will be.
They struggle to take a stand even on the most mundane issues and are quick to change their short-lived stance by abdicating it rather hurriedly or dejectedly by saying: God dey or It is well. Forgetting that even God loathes the unstable man! Siddon Look mind-set breeds the irresponsibility of abandoning responsibility to others, God or country. It ignorantly authorises the employment of perpetual complains, seeing and voicing only why something cannot be done; having no desire to effect any change, they are allies with impossibility. They like everyone else are affected by the undesirable state of affairs but they cannot muster the needed resentment to wake up and say Enough! Quickly they settles into the “I can still manage mode” and struggles along waiting for a miracle.
They depress the select few who spearhead a patriotic demand for the collective good, their adoption of this non-natural genetic attitude ensures that the demand loses steam and a good cause is buried prematurely. They make the best commentators, judging those who are doing it almost right and doing it almost wrong; selfish to praise or generous to condemn without any contributing effort to the emotion expressed.
They are a showy syndicate of blabbers. As an Individual, in their personal lives they hardly succeed successfully and when they do somewhat; they are greedy in their wealth remaining poor in their minds. The Siddon Look person is a living tragedy
As a Nation, their productivity is low leaving most of her citizens in preventable poverty; they do not act when a corrupt person is honoured nor when impunity becomes the rule of law, injustice and evil do not anger them…the attitude of the Siddon Look Citizen is treacherous to any nation’s existence.
As a Continent, they are referenced for negativity, an entity for study after study and statistics of what can be wrong yet they are enmeshed in the mirage of comfort and their seemingly humility for below average is herald as an hallmark….the Siddon Look people are a weariness to the soul even the soul of a continent.
Siddon Look! Siddon Look!! Siddon Look!!! We beat, shout and intimidate children into Siddon Look by stifling their voices, opinions and thoughts, we now see that this group have the most membership in our Nation and Continent.
We have cultivated this mind-set; now we reap the harvest of underdevelopment on a continental scale. Shame Wisdom behoves the parents in a family to guarantee that the African attitude of Siddon Look is destroyed right from infancy by letting their children participate in some decisions making process; by their participation they are cultured to having a say in their tomorrow for their individual, National and Continental growth.
To current custodians of Siddon Look, I entreat very strongly, do not transfer this trait to your offspring; for you there is yet hope….the day you resolve to be actively engaged in the matters of your life, nation and continent you decisively jettison your Siddon Look tendencies.
Do you belong to the category of the Siddon Look? Florence Ozor Twitter: @FlorenceOzor