“Asiye funzwa na mamaye, hufunzwa na ulimwengu.”
Translation (‘direct’): If your mother doesn’t show you the ways of the world, then the world shall show you its ways.
This week saw teenagers being jailed for kicking a man to death because he was tired of the anti-social behaviour of teenagers in his neighbourhood having confronted them. This in return has roused an ongoing debate about anti-social behaviour among teenagers especially and it being fueled by alcohol and drugs. It raises alot of questions about the upbringing of children in the UK and at what level should one accept responsibility.
As a society, trying to discipline a child that aint yours may land you in jail. Compared to Kenya where you vandalise the neighbours property he will be the one to displine you with full permission from your parent and after the neighbour is done, your parent will discipline you as well.
This brings me to what I witnessed today and how it relates to upbringing and the responsibility of the parent to teach their kids right from wrong.
In London, travelling on the bus is free to school going children (I think until 15/16 year olds), but if you look old enough to buy alcohol, you have to have a photo ID buspass allowing you travel for free that you must touch in. So today, as I waited for my bus, a bus was being held up by the driver because this so called ‘adult looking’ teenager refused to show his buspass. This went on for a five minutes making the bus and the passengers late. I was glad it wasn’t my bus…..
……boy was I wrong.
When my bus arrived, it too had a driver that wasn’t taking any shyte from the teenagers. He was checking them throughly, but as I got closer to my destination, two women (one of which was pregnant) boarded the bus with a school kid. The driver insisted on seeing his pass but the ladies were complaining on his behalf. They started shouting(with obsenities) the bus down and dinging the bell continously. Yaani, the whole bus was in shock coz these were two adults acting like ten year olds they expect their kids to be behaved. Children are copycats and they mimick what they see around them. So if this is how they behave in public, what will stop the child from doing the same when he/she is with their friends, etc. The whole incident was just appaling to say the least.
All I can say is parents first need to take responsibility for their children. If not, the state should take over and put them in bootcamps. That should straighten them up.
As for the loud speaker music on public transport, its only a matter of time before someone is hurt trying to tell the noise-marker to use their headphones before something is done about this. Its a nuisance. Listening to garage music in the morning or when you have had a long day is not what you want as you travel on the bus or train.
Enough rambling for now……whilst I am on the subject of music, its been a minute since I did my weekly round-up.
Dave Amstrong & Redroche feat. H. Boogie – Love Has Gone
Chanel (Carl Ryden Remix) – Dance (Summer hit 2008…watch this space)
Booty Luv – Some Kinda Rush
Ida Corr v Fredde Le Grand – Let Me Think About It (Lovin’ this one at the moment. Fredde is a just musically hot.)
Claude von Stroke – The Whistler (This track is the closest I could find with the song. It has been mixed with Destination Calabria accapella)
Happy weekending y’all. Stay safe, warm, dry and most of all blessed to be who you are!!!