City called Life

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Published Dec. 6, 2022, 7:33 p.m. by Jennifer Appoh (

Every day I learn more about life. It surely has humour and an annoying irony, and this is how the story unfolds.  

It was a calm evening with the popular "each one for himself" tune solemnly echoing. I had an okay day and longed to be home. I got aboard a transit vehicle bound for Kaneshie. I needed to get there to continue my journey. Immediately we got to Kaneshie, I thought I heard a "mate" shouting the word, "Ablekuma" atop his voice. I quickly alighted my transit vehicle. Before I got off, I thought I heard the "mate" of the transit vehicle say something, but I couldn't make out what he said or did not say. I discarded my curiosity and followed the voice only to realize the "Ablekuma" car was far gone.

I started walking towards the station to try my luck until finally, luck smiled at me. I heard another "Ablekuma" shout from behind. I decided to catch that bus only to get there and guess what? It was the exact transit vehicle car I had so quickly alighted. I felt so embarrassed. I wished the earth would just open up and swallow me whole. I sheepishly boarded the vehicle. 

This got me thinking. I had just experienced the epitome of how we get impatient sometimes and leave where we belong to follow vain things. Things that are fleeting and are not connected to our purpose and dreams. Some of us are quick to change sides just to join the bandwagon.

"I think you will look great in uniform, you should be a soldier;" That is how Kwesi Mensah became a soldier and hated his job and life. I'm not innocent so don't assume I have the right to judge you because I don't. However, I think it will be helpful to us all to stop taking random steps because we want to keep moving. Movement without a sense of direction is a complete waste. You can find yourself in a great place through random hovering and feel restless and the painful thing is everyone will envy your position except you. 

No one will believe you when you tell them how you truly feel. It took a great deal of walking for me to realize my folly. If you are already walking please start reconsidering. Is it worth it? Are you doing it for yourself? Let's get intentional with life. We have only one life. Live it well!

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