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This Post Is Too Long! - The Lady.





The above is a refrain I have come across on a daily basis during my blog rounds. It irks my soul when I read such. C’mon people, these are articles not law reports. Recently, I read what I consider to be an instructive article (can’t seem to recall the author or the platform that published it, but I suspect it was on TTB) and there it was lurking in the comments: “Too long. Can someone summarise it”. 

I shall refrain from typing the adjectives that came to mind in that moment. I felt sorry for her, for the knowledge she had just lost out on, for revelling in the blatant display of her ignorance, for her unborn children who would probably be guided by the same attitude. I felt sorry for her and her ilk. I still do.

If refusing to understand how or why people choose to remain ignorant makes me a snob, I will claim that title wholeheartedly this time. Reading is a favourite pastime of mine and I judge people who do not only read, but choose to proclaim it from their rooftops. By the way, I am not talking about magazines, novels or textbooks. I am talking about an article like this. I am talking about skimming through that newspaper (this is deserving of a post of its own). I am talking about that office memo that was just circulated. Your employment contract (letter). The job advert. The instructions in an exam. Yes, all of that and more.

Look, don’t bother trying to justify it. Do you not feel silly saying a post is too long or that you do not read? My apologies, I take that back. If you did, you would not type it in the first place. So, you don’t feel silly. Rather, you feel content and choose to bask in that ignorance that may be to your detriment.
Seeing as you do not live in an isolated world, perhaps you may want to benefit from the body of knowledge shared by others. Perhaps, you may want to be more aware of your environment. Perhaps, you may want to explore the world through the eyes of others. Or even contribute to that knowledge by leaving some insightful comments rather than whining about the length of a post. Apologies again, too much to ask for. I do not know when as a people we started to bask in short-changing ourselves and doing so with so much pride. It stinks.

I choose not to highlight the importance of reading. I’m sure you know why you should read anyway. If you don’t, I would hope that failure to read certain things have taught you a lesson or two. If otherwise…sigh.

PS: I HOPE THIS WAS SHORT ENOUGH FOR YOU. I’ll be damned if you thought it too long. J


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It's unfortunate that we're in a TD;LR generation, people's attention span no longer stretches beyond 140 characters...

Comments

  1. This post jus dey find trouble. LOL.

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  2. Too long, please summarize... hahahahhahaha

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  3. *Sigh...

    Should it bother one person if the next person thinks a post is too long and wants is summarized?

    #FreedomToThinkaPostIsTooLong

    Peace.

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    1. @ Kon., it does bother me . no irks me when i see young people complaining that a very insightful piece is too long
      I totally and absolutely share the writers view.
      Its a very serious issue and until there is a strong shift in the way we think, forget about development in this country
      .

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  4. Oyibo people say: if you want to hid something from a black man, write it in a book.

    So you see.......

    #toolongtotype

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  5. Too long abeg... Someone pls summarise.. If ur writing epistles like this at least make em interesting biko... #NEXT!!!!

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  6. hahahaha... nice writeup thelma..

    subomi(lost but found bv)

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  7. yay, retrieved my id.. hi thelma and everyone? been a while

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  8. Although I share similar sentiments, I do not hold such extreme views. People's inertia to read long articles might stem from many other causes rather than 'gloating in ignorance'. It may happen that such persons do not take an interest to the topic being discussed, time/convenience doesn't permit one to devote resources to digest such article or other reasons too many to mention. We currently live in the information/knowledge age hence there exists a deluge of written works which consequently means one can't read everything he/she comes across. Also, people learn efficiently through various approaches with some learning better via audio-visuals, teamwork or carrying out exercises tasks over reading. Personally, I accomplished a large part of my learning in my younger days through films (thumbs up to Hollywood). Last, being a voracious reader in a field doesn't necessarily equate to being an expert in such domain.

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  9. Is J also The Lady. If so, wouldn't have guessed so in a million tries. Nice to see our renowned blog visitors turning in articles!

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    1. It is not my own J o. I share the views though.J

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    2. Identifying who's who is going to be a tedious task oh. Nonetheless, thumbs up to The Lady for your articles.

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  10. I can see the guilty ones are trying to defend themselves with sarcasm.

    Some are even hiding under anonymous. Lol

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  11. una too find trouble, loooool

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  12. hahaha. Who write this? People have so many things on their mind. If you want to write a lengthy article, please write on sex, attach nude pictures to it, You will be surprise how people will read from the first word to the end, Some will even save it to read the next day. Hahaha. Thelma abeg, we dey CHANGE. People are hungry and angry. No time.

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