Despair is a state in which everything seems wrong and will turn out badly. And to despair is to abandon hope; give up hope or lose heart (WordNet). Given the prevailing economic uncertainties, social chaos and political turbulence across the globe, there’s every reason to despair.
The Associated Airlines (AA) plane crash which occurred in Lagos on Wednesday, October 03, 2013 is the sixth air crash involving commercial airplanes since 2005. It represents a major departure from the established trend of plane crashes in the country in recent times.
Contempt is disdain or scorn. It is lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike (WordNet). It’s the state in which you conclude in your mind that someone or something cannot be of any value to you.
Words are powerful. The physical world demonstrates the power of words in that it came into existence through words. After creation of the physical world, words have not ceased to create things; people’s destinies are still being created and recreated with words.
The journey to the New Nigeria will obviously be a very long one. We however take solace in that the journey has begun (or so it seems). The schools have started taking the first steps to save Nigeria. Even though these are baby steps, the effects are reverberating nationally. In the words of the Chinese philosopher Laozi, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
There has never been a time we need emotional wellness more than now. Statistics from the World Health Organization (W.H.O) support this viewpoint. For instance, in the last quarter of 2012, the W.H.O reported “… Approximately one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds.” A figure the organization claimed accounted for more deaths than wars and murders put together!