Life is a war with many battles but the wise chooses only battles he can win.
It is not easy to not know where and when the next meal will come, it is not easy seeing your friends and neighbors do things you can only dream of, it is not easy being called out for owing rents, school fees, it is not easy not being able to afford bare essentials
Quit staying indoors and bemoaning your situation. If things have got to change, you have got to make moves too.
In fact, hard work accounts for less than 20% (fact that it is just one of at least six -if not more- things you need) of what is needed to become successful.
At a point, you would realize that to live for yourself is to make more enemies. People align with you if they are either gaining something from you or able to manipulate you for their own gains.
Parents that shout down their kids, bully them in the name of correcting them and don’t allow their kids to speak freely would end up with children with low self-esteem.
There are some things we obviously can’t change immediately, often in the interim we would have to accept them.
So, I asked myself, Oluwatoyin, why are you chasing shadows when God is the one that holds your life?
How can I have fun when I am living my life for others? Firstly, living a life of impact is not the same as living for others.
Life does not have a universal measuring tool; so create yours and use it. Looking at people and comparing yourself with them will not make you better but bitter.