There have been more than a thousand questions rambling in my mind. Most of these questions have remained unanswered even after more than two and half-decades of my stay on earth. I must admit though that a few of them have been laid to rest by some of my professors or tutors in school who achieved this goal mainly because I was to believe these principles for examination purposes.
Is the earth really a ball? If the earth is really round and there are other people living on the southern part of the hemisphere, then how come these people aren’t falling off the globe? I hear it is because of gravitational force (or is it gravity rather?). If it is because of this force that we are able to walk on earth without falling then how come aeroplanes that fly aren’t pulled down and crash? I forgot to ask, where does this globe we are even talking about come from? Some say there was once a BIG BANG, others preach the Adam and Even version of the earth’s creation. Some too say the world came out of ‘nothing’. Frankly I find it difficult to believe some of these stories. Not because I doubt the level of truth in them rather because I am forced to believe different things at different stages of my life. When I was little I was made to believe I came from my parents. This version was somewhat easy to swallow. Years later however my Biology professor taught me to believe I belong to a line of apes. I therefore share a great deal of DNA similarities with older generations of Orangutans and monkeys. That also sounded quiet true to admit (I can’t really tell if it was because of the examination factor!). I guess whenever I watch movies that have my ‘cousins’ in the cast, I am more inclined to believe my level 200 Biology professor; there is such similarity in behavior and looks.
Why is the black man poor and the white man rich? I was born into a race through no fault of mine. I know of a few other pals who were born into developed nation through no effort of theirs. When I asked, my SSS teacher once told me that it was because of slave trade and colonization. It that is the case then I hear the US was also colonized by the British so why can they afford things that I can’t? Why should I go to a website, be willing to pay for a product or service on the site just to be told that my country has been blacklisted? Why the word ‘blacklisted’ and not ‘white listed’ or ‘yellow listed’? Who made the black color bad and the white color good?
Why does Methuselah get 969 and I only get 75? Today’s man (or woman for the sake of political correctness) on the average lives up to 75 years. Some throw big parties if they are able to cross the 80 line. I asked why the average has dropped as though it were the Ghana cedi? Right from the close-to-thousand to a quarter short-of-a-hundred. I was told it was because of the kinds of food we eat nowadays. I was told our food contained too much cholesterol, sugar and fats. So then I asked why don’t those who live without these mentioned food types live up to 700 years then. I was told it is because God has made it so. I asked why God would allow someone to spend more time on earth than others, especially when he would want us to call him ‘just’. Is it for the person to suffer more or it is for us to enjoy less? Why do we even have to die in the first place? Can’t the world just keep on expanding as the human population increases?
Why are there more white inventors than black ones? I have a list of great inventors on my wall. Such geeks are Germans, British, America or from any other continent but mine. Why? Does it mean that the black man can’t find solutions to his own problems? Or does it rather mean that the white man always steals the ideas of my great-grandfathers after they have come up with such ideas? Think of them critically, the aeroplane, car, television, Internet, telephone and many other life’s essentials were brought forth by white skins.
Why maternity leave and not paternity leave? A couple of years ago, after High school my friends got the same aggregate in their SSCE other female counterparts from
other schools. We were just amazed to hear that although the males go just the same grade as the females, the females were admitted to colleges whiles the males were refuse
d admission. I asked why and the school authorities said it was the affirmative action. It a policy
some learning institutions to favor females against males in terms of admission even if both sexes got the same grade. Does it truly mean they are the weaker sex? What does
it mean when they say some things are for men only? I know for sure that women play soccer nowadays – they even have a world cup to celebrate such talents. Mohammed Ali was a good
boxer, I read his daughter is also punching and picking up a few on her jaws too. What are the areas where women are not supposed to go? Why should
a woman be given preferential treatment over me just because she has two X chromosomes and I only have one? Do we even get the chance to choose our sexes before we are born? If you are reading this and you really know something about this then tell me because I think I missed a step during my pregnancy stage?