wandering

do it over and over and over again

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everydayafrica:

Sharp Naija ladies at work, Anthony Village, Lagos, Nigeria. This pic inspired by the recent ban on “mini skirts” in offices of Lagos state government. Photo by @andrewesiebo #naija #ladies #nigeria #lagos #anthonyvillage #miniskirt #office

everydayafrica:

Sharp Naija ladies at work, Anthony Village, Lagos, Nigeria. This pic inspired by the recent ban on “mini skirts” in offices of Lagos state government. Photo by @andrewesiebo #naija #ladies #nigeria #lagos #anthonyvillage #miniskirt #office

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Don't join the Peace Corps

what-i-learned-in-the-pc:

You heard me. Don’t do it. I’m telling you, it’s going to break your heart.

The Core Expectations for Volunteers states you are expected to “serve where the Peace Corps asks you to go, under conditions of hardship, if necessary…” What it doesn’t state however is just what hardship means.

Right…

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I don’t like this expression ‘First World problems.’ It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.
Teju Cole (via semperes)

(Source: thewhiskeypropagandist, via everydayafrica)