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Break Through The Shell! You Are Who You Are. by olujameson(m): 10:12am On Oct 07, 2016
"What do you mean by you want to study law?
Do you know how many years you will spend in
the university? For Christ's sake, you are a lady,
not a man".
"Well mum, I have made up my mind. It is either
law or nothing else".
"You see my dear, it's not like I don't want you
to be a lawyer. But, you will soon grow to be a
woman. You'll need to get married and be under
a man. But with this dream of yours, do you
think you will get a husband? Lawyers have one
hell of an ego, and you do know that".
" Really? I might not get a husband? But I have
a passion to study law. It is my dream to
become a lawyer".
"Look into other things. There are so many
courses to choose from. Why not linguistics,
mass communication and the likes".....
This can be likened to the discussion that
ensued between a friend of mine and her
mother when she was about to enter the tertiary
institution. Even before I knew her choice of
course, I could already perceived a lawyer in her.
She wouldn't accept defeat, she loved to see to
it that no one is cheated out of her rights,
always loved to argue things until issues are
solved, a very good reader and so many other
things that could sum up to be the characters
of a lawyer.
I cannot but be surprised to discover that her
mother didn't see all these traits, and all she
could think of was how to settle her daughter's
future marriage. Ignorance they say, kills faster
than AIDS. Who says that being a female lawyer
will stand in the way of getting a husband? A
good one at that. It is high time we stopped
playing numb, accepting to be pushed around by
what other people are saying.
You discover that you are very good at
handling sick or injured people, you daydream
about owning your own hospital one day, then
wake up! And pursue that dream. You are either
a nurse or a doctor. Don't wait for what others
will say. Of course, they will tell you that it
takes quiet a long time, real hard work, stress
and all of that to become a doctor. At this
stage, discouragement may set in. And believe
me, that is the last thing you need when making

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