This week was a bit scary, at least for me. There was the extremely disturbing, gloomy and sick news about the man who ate the face of a homeless man, for eighteen long minutes in Miami, Florida. He had ingested bath salts that brought out the demons in him, full force. I had the unfortunate luck of seeing graphic images of the man whose face was eaten alive when an industry person on my Facebook uploaded it. It got my skin crawling and was traumatizing. As if that was not enough, yesterday, I read about the news story of the Kenyan man who ate a Ghanaian man in Maryland, USA. The Kenyan man is currently in police custody. Jesus Christ! The world has gone MAD!
As I thought about these stories, I could not help thinking about those of us in the creative industry who create but often neglect our health. Creating whether you are an artist, writer, graphic designer, music video director etc. does not absolve each one of us of the responsibilities of taking care of our minds and our bodies. That as you all know is very tough. However, it is possible and it takes as much effort as you put into whatever your passion is.
Among Africa’s music industry and narrowing in on Nigeria, drug use is becoming rampant. Don’t worry. I won’t drop names. But, AML artists, particularly, there is a need to get your mind right by taking care of your minds, bodies and souls; so you do not seek external factors such as drugs that may harm you and others to make you feel good.
I am sharing two videos: the first relates to the story I shared with you in my introduction; the second is an inspiring video by motivational speaker Les Brown. I encourage you all to watch both. Hopefully, it is enough incentive to focus on getting your minds right.
Have a great weekend ahead. I’ll catch you all soon.
The Scary Story in Miami
Les Brown on Getting Your Mind Right
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