Are you sitting reading? What do you know about yourself? Have you refused to listen to those in the know or are you busy taking advice from your friends? Did mummy tell you if boys touch you, you will become pregnant? Did your folks leave you feeling ill-equipped to handle life?
Oh so you graduated from high school with all A’s at 16 and based on that you went to University. Can you deal with peer pressure? You know prostituion is wrong, but your hear your friends talking about runz and how it’s different because you don’t stand on the roadside?
You see them with their flashy devices and you think you are missing out? You want the latest gadets so you don’t feel left out. You are easily convinceable because you are naive. So they call you up for a night outing and the old man climbs on top of you because you think it is what you have to do to get the gadgets and the clothes. You dont stop to think for a minute that your body is just that yours and it is for God.
You place value in material goods which at the end of the day are transitory and won’t even matter in the course of a few weeks. You go home to your family on occasion and hide the items gotten from your soul selling from them.
My dear young woman the desecration of your body may be a physical act, but it actually stays with you emotionally. The choice on how your body should be shared should be a thoughtful process that does not involve a monetary value exchange. You should be knowledgeable in why you make choices and likewise knowledgeable about the effects of those choices.
Your books are not the only reason you are in the University. Far from it – it is a place for you to learn actual concepts to help you become a more productive member of society in the long run. Its to help prepare you for the world partly so to speak. Passing through the University does not guarantee you a job or a better life than others. You should use the experience for new things and intentional growth. Do new things, be confident in your choices so that when you make mistakes you are able to move past them better.
My Observation: I notice in Nigeria we think we have prepared our children for the world beyond when in actuality we have only ensured they can do well academically. We don’t ensure they are emotionally mature to handle life ahead.
My two cents, please feel free to add on.