I was on my normal blog rolls when I saw an article on http://justusgirlsnaija.wordpress.com (Pastor M’s Blog,if you don’t know it,better port there right now.)
It spoke to me so profoundly.
It met me right at the point where I needed it the most.
At the same moment I was taken back to numerous conversations I’ve had with friends and acquaintances alike.All revolving around READING.
Stick with me for a moment,I’ll explain.Now,I am a reading and writing person(if there’s any word like that).
I wake up in the morning and after my quiet time,I am off to find articles,good stuff that can improve me online.
I don’t care much about chats on BBM,my BB is basically meant for me to read,read&read all that I can find in a day.
You may say that its because I am a blogger but I started this long before I started blogging.
I read pry 6 english textbooks while I was in pry 3.I used to borrow them from my seniors.
I was also a master of awoko on novels/any book that I loved and I remember that I read almost all the books of the old testament in the Bible while I was waiting for my secondary school entrance results at home then.
I still read voraciously,any book that I see that can improve me,I Read!
Its even more fun now that we are in the era of soft copy things.
Kai! All the better.
I sincerely don’t think I’ll know half of what I do today if I don’t read(not that I know much o)
So I really don’t get it when my friends/acquaintances say-“I don’t know how to read abeg,its tiring and always too long”
And again,they say,”reading is a hobby and its not my hobby”
I don’t get it!
The way I see books,Great minds have poured their insights into each one for little or nothing and we gats grab it!
Is it on career?
Is it on motivation?
Is it on inspiration?
Whatever it is you need?
There’s a book for it!
There’s an article for it!
You may not agree with all the writer says but you can take little of each and broaden your horizon.
How can a lady,a real lady walk around looking all pretty but with nothing upstairs?
Or you don’t know your knowledge shows in the words you speak?
You look good and step out looking all classy.
You read just fashion magazines and about celebrity lives and when you open your mouth to speak and hold a reasonable conversation…
Everyone just shakes their heads.
All interest is lost in you.
There goes the 5k mac foundation&powder you used on your face,achieving nothing for you.
Because your brain brings nothing to the table.
Guys these days are smarter than you think.
They are sensible now o.
Even the rugged ones no longer want a bimbo.
They will tell you its brain over beauty.they don’t want boobs with no brain anymore.
Make you too tire for being known for only ya boobs&fine face.
Fill that space up!
You can’t get a book?
Thank God for the E-era we are in.
Go to wonderful sites,read articles that can improve you.
For Godsakes,these people share these stuffs for free.
Please abeg,stop to dey fall womanhood hands.
Sometimes,when some girls open their mouths to voice their opinions,I am struck dumb by what they say.
Ignorance is indeed a disease,and its about time that ignorance ends.
Remember,the virtous woman openeth her mouth with wisdom,and the Bible also says get wisdom…
How do you get wisdom?
Through the Bible(which you do have to read)
Through seminars and having sensible mentors(not focusing on this today)
Through reading every other book that can cater for and improve ur brain.
You can’t get wisdom by sifting through only fashion magazines.
Biko,I long for the day when the girls I can run to for advice and that can speak words laced with wisdom to me won’t be just two.
I long for the day when the ratio of Ladies who can hold decent&reasonable conversations will be more than those who can’t.
Please,please,help us,help yourself.
You want to really be a wise woman and virtous lady?
Fill up that brain!
Read,read,read,revamp your thinking and grow!
Errr,I know this post is long o but that’s what I’ve been saying;READ IT!
Let let me leave you with what a guy(my friend)that girls try to impress with only makeup and peruvian hair said about this:-
Ugo Osuwa wrote- “Most! I repeat most; Nigerian girls will never read up ..ITS NOT ONLY BOOKS SHA O BUT READ ONLINE! READ ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SYRIA (if you ask them about Syria, they will say cereal) , NORTH KOREA, THE ASSANGE AFFAIR, SNOWDEN, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD!
Fill up your brains with things different from BBA, Linda Ikeji, E! and the latest MANOLO shoes!
Boys of nowadays want a girl they can discuss intelligently with not an airhead who only thinks of her COLOUR 4 n 22″ PERUVIAN HAIR AND iPHONE 5S.
IF YOU CAN CHAT EFFECTIVELY WITH YOUR MAN, THEN I SEE NO REASON WHY HE SHOULD ALWAYS BE OUT WITH HIS FRIENDS….
AFTER THEM GO SAY I NO GET GIRLFRIEND!!!! (na zombie i wan keep for house?)”
That just about sums up all I’ve been trying to say.
#that is all.
Inthe...October 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm
Wow! How dare you tread where most blogs fear! Girls I wish I could hi-5 you. You just preached the gospel! Pls, let’s drop the Peruvian hair/latest breakup/who slapped who on scandal and fill our brains with real things!! You and I are so alike it’s freaky! When my mom would take me b my siblings textbook shopping, I would borrow there Macmillan and other reading books and first digest it before school even began! I would read as far as into secondary school books! There is nothing better than a rainy day and a good book and completed chores!! Wow! Love this post!
imperfectlyperfect92October 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm
*dancing around* Thank u,thank u inthe,I pray,really pray our ladies change.
Ur perfect day is perfect for me too,only thing is the err,completed chores… A good book still wins it hands down anyday,anytime sha.
Thanks,thanks for coming on here…
And err,I didn’t know this topic is on a “do not touch zone o”,I am now happy it has been touched,no fear at all jare,let d truth be known.
DiamondsOctober 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm
really inspirational for me as a vivid reader and upcoming writer
i really appreciate your relentless effort of challenging our ladies to be more and better than they are today.
indeed you are an inspiration to mankind and womankind (if such exists)
God bless you a million times_more grease to your elbow.
imperfectlyperfect92October 31, 2013 at 8:21 am
Thank u Diamond.God bless u too…
1 + The OneOctober 31, 2013 at 9:33 am
Word!!!!!!! (Can I say that again?! lol)..
Everyone should read! Get informed! “My people perish for lack of knowledge”… People are perishing! lol..
For some. reading is pleasurable – a hobyy, while for others it’s a chore but a necessary one!
We can no longer afford to be ignoramt, it cost too much!
1 + The OneOctober 31, 2013 at 9:35 am
imperfectlyperfect92October 31, 2013 at 11:38 am
1+the one.yes! U can say that again! Lol.
U’ve said it all,hobby or not,we av 2read,it costs too much to remain ignorant.
Thank u,thank u,for coming on here.
MayowaDecember 10, 2013 at 11:02 am
Halleluyah!!! Preach it sister lol. On a serious note though, we need less gossips and more readers. Ladies that dare to challenge themselves intellectually.
imperfectlyperfect92December 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm
May we preach it and live it also,God help us.
Ur comment is just on point! We need more readers,more intellectual thinkers and less of the small gossip gossip thingy..
Thanks Mayowa for stopping by
MayowaDecember 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm
You are welcome hon. Feel free to visit my blog 🙂
imperfectlyperfect92December 11, 2013 at 8:24 am
Ofcourse Mayowa,defeinitely.you’ll see me there.*smiles*