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|Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by Vixlot: 10:08am On Aug 18, 2020|
My Experience in Zimbabwe.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by duro4chang(m): 10:17am On Aug 18, 2020|
Here people will blame the government for everything. The Zimbabwe government is as bad as ours but people are still doing the right things there. Thanks so much for this post.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by Stalwert: 10:22am On Aug 18, 2020|
We are a funny people. Nigerians blame government for Yahoo boys crimes. We lack the concept of taking responsibility for our actions.
It is so sad our value system has fully degraded. I remember back in Primary school where we read about village where people left their wares unattended to, just pick what you want and drop the money. Today such thinking will earn you derisive laughter.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by Nobody: 10:31am On Aug 18, 2020|
Warning: Don't try this in lagos!!
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by hisgrace090: 10:31am On Aug 18, 2020|
What you experience is their original behaviour while the one in Nigeria is ours.
So many other African countries are like that, that is why once Nigerians displays their behaviour in their midst they recorgnize them immediately.
Oversabi is disturbing Nigerians!
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by robinso01(m): 10:46am On Aug 18, 2020|
Like I do always say, government is not the problem of Nigeria, but individuals. There's no excuse to be a thief, a thief is a thief. I've seen a lot of situations where Nigerians scam each others, is the government also responsible for that also. Nigerians just have bad mentality, all we could think of is getting joy by making others cry.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by Finnese001: 10:56am On Aug 18, 2020|
Do not practice this at home
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by Opexzy: 11:24am On Aug 18, 2020|
I have met honest people in Nigeria too, with even a more convincing test.
I was in computer village, ikeja Lagos state to fix my phone's screen that broke. It was on a Thursday and all shops were meant to be closed due to lockdown restrictions.
Just like you know, some of them will surely still be by the roadside to hustle for customers. I was there explaining to the technician that want to fix my phone, when a car pulled over and the driver stretched out his hand and handed over his phone, (an iPhone for that matter) to the same guy to help add screen protector and a silicone case.
He paid right there and told the guy he is in a hurry to pick up someone at the airport that he would collect it when he his returning. He dropped his contact card and didn't even bother to collect the guys contact before he drove off.
Everyone was surprised including the guy, because he has never met the man before and there was no traceable location because everywhere was locked.
I think it's better you thank your star that you met a good Zimbabwean.
Just like I use to pray to always encounter good Nigerians
Bad people are everywhere likewise good people.
To those asking me if the guy ever returned his phone.
When the guy was done, he called the man and he left us in his shop to wait for him by the road side.
I would not have narrated the story if I didn't know how it ended.
I am sure at one point in time we have all met at least one good and honest Nigerian.
Reading through people's comments and some of my mentions makes it look like I am the only Nigerian on this forum. Ask yourself what would you have done if you were the Zimbabwean, it is that simple. If you are not sure, then na your body the mess dey smell.
I can boldly say this, If I were the the Zimbabwean in the OP's story I would not have done it differently.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by aremuforlife(m): 11:47am On Aug 18, 2020|
Nigerians always break trust, some believe that they are wise not knowing that they are trust breakers. Once bitten twice shy, you can only betray me onec I will.never give the chance for second time.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by slivertongue: 12:18pm On Aug 18, 2020|
our conduct lack morality.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by NaMe4: 1:05pm On Aug 18, 2020|
These are now turning out to be scary facts.
We have a huge socio-cultural issue at hand in the present day Nigeria.
An average Nigerian today has a 50% chance of being perceived as dishonest just by view of the country of origin.
That had not been the trait of a Nigerian in the past, except in the last 2 to 3 decades.
Following human behavior and experience over time, certain activities that have been known to be inappropriate or even repugnant are gradually metamorphosing into culture in our own setting.
Our moral values are fast eroding!
I'm quite sure if most people look retrospectively to the last 5 days, they would pick multiple anomalies they must have come across- from 'little' things such as inflation of bills (quite common at relaxation spots/lounges) to outright extortion by personnel in government agencies (eg immigration service) to police extortion at road blocks, to unemployed citizens proposing for election rigging and 'federal might', to federal legislators and ministers fighting on minimum wage jobs in order to handover to preferred candidates (who may well be themselves!) etc.
We actually have a decadence endemic in our hands!
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by Igbochief001(m): 1:15pm On Aug 18, 2020|
Is the white man trust worthy ? ...is the Chinese trust worthy? Russians ? ...u need a bit of aggressiveness to grow really ...most Africans lack this except maybe igbos
The rules is meant to keep the weak man down ...there is no rule in this world ...it's a dog eat dog world
No country achieved growth without doing something bad .. except the few small country with large resources ...it's a matter of time they would soon drop too
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by Christistruth00: 2:47pm On Aug 18, 2020|
The Christianity preached and practiced in NIgeria is not deep enough to produce. an honest and contented People and Nation. Even the Pastor wants to own a big Mansion and Jet Plane he sets his heart on it and ends up defrauding the Congregation with lies from unscriptural doctrines increasing the wrath of God as a result of the lack of repentance.
The Bible says Godliness with Contentment is great gain.
True Christians do not even desire for what is not theirs because God hates Covetousness.
Once God gives them Food Shelter and Clothing they are Contented they don't steal,fight or kill over what God hasn't given to them and they are at Peace.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by rontolo(m): 3:15pm On Aug 18, 2020|
The government has a massive role to play. Building a criminal justice system that works, so that crime is met with justice, quickly. Leaders must lead by example, not the flamboyance, rampant corruption of public officials.
The problem is our culture. We worship money. Get rich at all cost. Nobody bothers as to source.
I will be candid. I have no faith in Nigeria whatsoever. The future is extremely gloomy. The leaders we elect at all levels of governance is nothing short of a disaster!
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by hollah123: 3:38pm On Aug 18, 2020|
robinso01:This is the plain truth,just imagine one day I was checking a thread on nairaland about Singapore n a guy wrote it there that he has d student visa already but he's thinking of white powder(drugs) as side hustle....just imagine we complain Nigeria is bad but when we go to places where things work we still do bad.
Me personally I am a Nigerian but in my whole life I will never trust a Nigerian,just last night in my lodge a fight broke out n u will b surprised to know what caused it
Like 4 people organised weekly contribution for months, believe u me when it was time for a guy to collect his own share,the leader said he lost d record book n he couldn't ascertain if the guy has been paying regularly despite d fact that others were testifying that he pays regularly.
They agreed to take the case to the station n he used a line "nothing wey police wan do me,Na 5k go settle am n I go pay d money monthly for 3 years".......like seriously I felt bad but I just lock up since e no concern me.just imagine
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by Kobicove(m): 4:09pm On Aug 18, 2020|
Being religious has nothing to do with integrity.
We Nigerians need to stop using religion to fool ourselves!
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by MelesZenawi: 4:09pm On Aug 18, 2020|
|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by seunny4lif(m): 4:10pm On Aug 18, 2020|
It can never happen in West or East Nigeria.
Northern Nigeria shops are mostly not locked and yet those guys don’t rob the shops.
I used to work at the MMA and I discovered our mentality has a Nigerians is to steal and blame it on devil or government if caught.
Senegalese police will inform you to come to station yourself.
If I report someone to the police
They will give me a letter to give the person
Once the person collects the letter from me then the person must appear in the station
Failure not to appear can land you 3 weeks in prison without even looking at your case.
Many Nigerians have ended in Senegalese jails for useless crime and many so called big boy Nigerians have slapped or beaten up Senegalese police thinking they are dealing with Nigeria police officers.
They will not even look at their cases even through many were innocent but sentence to over 10 years in prison.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by ZACHIE: 4:10pm On Aug 18, 2020|
You need tons of luck to find them.
But, be assured, they exist here.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by ODJ124(m): 4:10pm On Aug 18, 2020|
If it's in Nigeria now, boys wud have been smiling at a maga..
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by anonimi: 4:10pm On Aug 18, 2020|
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by SweetCunt97(f): 4:11pm On Aug 18, 2020|
Nigerians are criminally minded, discontented and downright greedy na. It's in US like Peak.
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by isram: 4:11pm On Aug 18, 2020|
Oga we still have good people even in Nigeria,
The Zimbabwe you are talking about still have criminals, I was in South Africa for 2 years, a great percentage of crime was from zim guys
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|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by FacelessKing: 4:11pm On Aug 18, 2020|
Nigerians are quite desperate people.
This desperation for success, though a good thing, is mostly badly controlled.
Every way na way for Nigerians.
That will be a free car my brother.
|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by ForeThinker: 4:11pm On Aug 18, 2020|
|Re: Honesty and Contentment: My Experience In Zimbabwe. by potbelly(m): 4:11pm On Aug 18, 2020|
Poor but contented...
Greed kills a nation...
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