Soapy: A People Driven by Libido
Growing up, I hated when my parents, especially my Dad, run down the value of education, morals and ethics as compared to what was obtainable in his days. I later converted that hatred into a life ambition which I am still pursuing till date. That’s the struggle for a better tomorrow. I find it retrogressive and quite appalling when we gladly talk about our glorious past. And I often wonder, how can we progress when we keep having a better yesterday?
As much as I hate to accept it, today, I have come to realise that things seem to be on a steady decline in all facets of human life. The more we try to break new grounds, get more civilised, enlightened and educated, the more we plunge into the abyss of a lost sense of values, the same with our humanity.
We live in a world where certain things no longer hold meaning. Shame no longer exist in our dictionaries. Everything and anything is acceptable.
Recently I started hearing soapy in the mouths of children, and I wondered where on earth they heard that from. Then adults that should know better, opened their mouths and shamelessly call the word with reckless abandon. As stated in my previous post, “even in entertainment, the values of a people are known”.
The society we live in is getting more immoral by the day. For a product to sell in Nigeria, just add that it increases libido for men and watch how both men and women would rush it. Bring up the issue of sex on social media and see the traffic the post will generate. I begin to wonder if sex has become the new opium Nigerians use to console themselves in the hopelessness that has engulfed the country in recent times.
As a child, there used to be words that I dared not use, and it was not just me. It was applicable to a lot of other children I grew up with. It had nothing to do with religion, social status or even tribe. Even adults did not and would not use those words in the presence of children.
But what do we have today? Children dance ‘Soapy’ in the presence of their parents, and we clap and hail them, while their counterparts in other countries are making inventions and maximising their untapped childhood creativity.
And when they are sexually active at a young age, getting involved in rape cases and sexual assault, we would return to cry foul, forgetting, as we always do, that we sowed the seeds.
No nation becomes great when its people are driven by libido!
NB: The picture attached to this post is a screenshot taken from the video of a male baby that was vigorously sucking the breast of a female doll!
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IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.
He currently runs an online advocacy platform (www.socialwatchdog.ng) where he engages the government and the people.
Among his published works are ‘What is Left of What is Right?’, ‘The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader’ and ‘Warri No Dey Carry Last’.
He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.