Waste Not, Want Not by Tumi Rachel Adebimpe

Youth, they say, is wasted on the young.
So how about a generation that will prove them wrong?
A generation not fooled into thinking that alcohol, sex, and the internet are the pinnacles of their existence;
Not even, dare I say, deceived into believing that their worth and future is found in securing a graduate job.
Where is the generation that will realise that this youthful vigour is not forever, and will instead channel it into bettering the world and themselves?
The generation who will value eternity more than temporary pleasures?
The generation who will value time as a precious commodity, waste it not on discontent, and say “YOLO” not as an excuse for foolishness, but a somber reminder of the importance of stewarding time well.
Is this generation confined within the parameters of wishful thinking, or is it already here?

Youth, they say, is wasted on the young.
Shall we prove them wrong?

– Tumi Rachel Adebimpe

 

‘Waste Not, Want Not’ was originally published in RAZZ’s 2018 issue ‘Youth’

 

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