I am a Social Scientist, specifically a student of Political Science. I attend Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Writing is a tool of exploration for me. I hope you'll stick around for my journey into uncharted territories.
The Worst Of All
I have always been one to find oxymoronic expressions laughably ironic. But after experiencing all that I did last year, I have to ask this rhetorical question that could defeat the purpose of the opening line of this write-up, “What could be more ironic than experiencing one?”
United States: The New Roman Empire
It brings me the most joy to have to write on the parallels between The Roman Empire, and the United States of America. To give some disclaimers first; Rome was the strongest Western empire at its prime, and today, the United States has taken that position. Add to these, some similarities between ancient Rome and the US play out both in the United States’ social and political arenas.
As humans evolved linguistically, we developed language models and other forms of communication that gave certain words specific meanings. Without these meanings, words are essentially abstract concepts. The meaning of words can be subjective or objective, and this can lead to misunderstandings between individuals from different linguistic backgrounds. For example, asking someone if they are "mad" might be interpreted as an insult by a Nigerian, while a native English speaker might simply answer the question.
Enveloped in a world that constantly extols your beauty, you grow up entangled in the suffocating web of narcissism. With an empty core and a facade built solely upon your looks, you resemble a hollow Netflix show that revolves solely around sexuality, lacking any true substance. It's painful to witness.
The Crisis In Sudan
Is this perhaps another event in Africa’s playbook? The continent after all is known to be an active zone for political turmoil. I put it this way because I am an African, and I am not sure whether being euphemistic about our many dire situations is any quick road to opening our eyes to the realities on the ground, I don’t see euphemism helping in fostering any solution as well.
Extroverts: A Personality Analysis
This is a sequel to another psychological piece I’d previously written. The first one set the tone and direction for this series. If this is your first time on this page, I highly recommend that you check out the first one, as it went into detail for this second part and laid down some general understanding of personality. It equally went a little deep into the different personality types.