Discussing the living conditions in Nigeria in one of my earlier post, I pointed out how exceedingly better we live here in Canada. I see this as a very important aspect of life and would love to buttress on that, making a few illustrations.
Some of those things that make living in a country like Canada more pleasing and beautiful such as gardening and growing of trees are made possible because there abound many more opportunities to work and make the required money to maintain such a high standard of living as compared to the struggles an average Nigerian go through on a daily basis to only come up with what’s only enough to feed and a little leftover to cater for other basics like clothing and shelter.
When I refer to more opportunities, I also mean the ability to easily access basic amenities like power supply and good running water. Formally I talked about how the noise from several generators wouldn’t allow us a good rest at night and how we got to stand up early to use the cloakroom before it is polluted due to lack of power and running water respectively.
Having these all-important amenities could save a lot of people the painstaking alternative of a generator and the continuous purchase of petroleum and having to make repairs at a high price. This would also afford people a better living environment as a result of reduced burns of fuel and release of toxic gases into the atmosphere. Oh, how essential good running water is to life, I believe I do not need to expound so much on that.
Some of these things have been regarded to as norms for those of us who have it freely, including myself and we do not realize the special advantage we do really have here.
I do believe some of us have gotten more reasons to be grateful and to take time out to really appreciate all we have in our lives.