- A video of a young lady expressing frustration over her life will make you sad
- The lady said all her friends were either in school or abroad, yet she remained home
- Ghanaian counsellor urged the young lady not to feel sorry for herself but rather do something productive with her life
A young Ghanaian lady is pained by how her life has turned out and has taken to social media to make it known.
Adwoa rhrichie, who was sighted in a TikTok video looking very sad and lying on her bed, revealed that she is not making any progress in life as she would have hoped for.
Talking about her situation, she revealed that all her friends have either travelled abroad or are now pursuing further studies, something she can not boast of.
She added that her frustration is even heightened because she has no alternative plan to remedy her miserable situation.
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"Pov; u watching, all you friends go to uni and others travelling, whiles u are home, not knowing what life has in store for you" the 14-second video was accompanied with this caption.
At the time of writing the report, the video had gathered over 1700 likes and 100 comments.
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Don't feel sorry for yourself
YEN.com.gh reached out to Mr Daniel Fenyi, a Ghanaian counsellor about the issue and he explained that with the advent of social media, some people might feel pressured when they see their friends share their success stories.
"Whenever a person feels that their friends are doing better in life than them, they begin to think they're failures. Especially in this time of social media where people are quick to post their success stories. It tends to put pressure on other people. If care is not taken, this lady will hate herself, her parents and other people around her. She'll become aggressive, blaming everybody for her failures. In the worst case scenario, she might even end up in depression because she'll feel her life is worthless."
Mr Fenyi, however, admonished the young lady to channel her energy into doing something productive instead of feeling sorry for herself.
"I maintain that instead of feeling yourself a failure, start doing something for yourself. Start a trade. Acquire a skill. Learn from YouTube. Do something for yourself. Instead of sitting home and counting the blessings of your friends, get up, hit the streets and do something for yourself. Half a loaf is always better than none. If you cannot make it to the University, acquire a skill".
Touching on the issue of more Ghanaians travelling abroad, Mr Fenyi stated that the nation should be worried about this trend because the message it sends across is that there is no hope for a brighter future in Ghana.
"There's no hope of a brighter future in Ghana anymore. That is why a lot of the youths are travelling abroad to seek green pastures. The nation should be worried about the situation. Almost all our nurses, doctors and other skilled professionals are running out of the country. This poses a national security threat to Ghana. Very soon, we may not have nurses and doctors to take care of our sick citizens neither will we have teachers to teach our children.
"The President should sit up and create the green pastures right here in Ghana for the youth to work and feed themselves and their families. It is very painful to complete university and unemployed for 5,6,7 years. It is frustrating to learn a trade, skill and not get contracts for many years. Ghanaian youths are not lazy. They are not useless. But the system is making them look lazy and useless."
He finally admonished Ghanaians with emphasis on the youth to travel abroad in search of greener pastures if the opportunity presents itself.
"I encourage every youth to travel abroad if the opportunity comes their way. It is about your destiny, your dreams and your family. If you stay in Ghana, in the name of patriotism, hunger and unemployment will kill you and your children. If genuine opportunities come your way as a youth, travel out and seek a better life elsewhere".
Ghanaians encourage the young lady
Netizens who reacted to the video encouraged the young lady, with many urging her not to give up hope.
Youtube: Gideon Multimedia TV stated:
Don’t compare yourself to your friends.Tomorrow is unpredictable.There is 6am and 6pm in day.If yours is not 6am,it can be 6pm.Appreciate life Sis
Me now sometimes I even think it’s too late for me to be wealthy because seeing my mates going and look at me now God when
I feel your pains am also in the same situation,sometimes it feels like you're dying gradually and you don't feel like talking to people.
Efya coco revealed:
Dear you will be fine okay…. Six years after shs I’m now entering nursing college…Gods timing is the best.. keep trusting him
Single lady laments in video
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a lady had lamented bitterly that she is still unmarried.
The lady said being unmarried as a lady is something depressing.
Amrah thanked God for being alive at the moment, but she lamented that she is still not in her husband's house, something she did not like.
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