Africa Is Not A Country…

Africa is not a country, it is a continent, just like Asia, Europe and The Americas. I am so tired of the ignorance and the stupidity of people who keep telling me :

” hey can you drive from South Africa to Nigeria with out needing a passport”?

I mean come on people, who does not know that these are two separate countries, in what part of the world can you just hop from one country to another with no passport and have it be just fine. Living among the people that i live with has been especially difficult as well as very frustrating for me. 90% of them think that Africa is one country, and that africans all know each other.

I can not believe how in this day and age grown people do not know the continents of the world, or how they can think that all Africans speak the same language, as if there is such a language called African, i mean is there a language called Asian? Does a person from China speak the same language as a person from India?
Not so long ago a woman asked me ” So do you hang out with Beyonce?” Because i’m African she automatically thought i know all black celebrities.. It appalls me every single day to be listening to dumb questions, ignorant comments.
In the world that we live in today, we should be educated enough to know that not all Africans / Europeans / Americans know each other, we should be smart enough to know what is the difference between a continent, a country and a city. Lets all work to put aside boorish uninformed ideas and try and learn more about certain things that we lack knowledge on, instead of making our own conclusions which end up being not only wrong, but terribly embarrassing.
Please do comment and share your thoughts. 🙂

4 thoughts on “Africa Is Not A Country…”

  1. I’m cynical enough to believe that we are ‘educated’ only enough to be a taxation base for our political ‘leaders’. A passport is nothing more than ownership papers—you are owned by the country whose flag you carry, which has the first claim on you for taxation.

    People aren’t (in the main, correct me where I’m wrong) taught to think for themselves but to regurgitate dogma; and too often have no real interest in stepping (burrowing!) outside the confines of the Official Word.

    1. You are very right, People aren’t taught to think for themselves, which then ends up making all of them to be lazy and believe the little that they are told without asking themselves any questions..Thank you so much for taking an interest in my ramblings.. 🙂

  2. Abi this is just hilarious. I laughed all through. What you experience is just unbelievable. My dear I get all your frustrations, some people can say such hurting and ignorant things…

    1. I know right!! Sadly this is the world we live in, things will never change and we just have to take in the ignorance and try to educate as many people as we can, if they dont wanna learn, then there is nothing we can do but shake our heads in sad disappointment at what humanity is coming to.. Thanks for coming by Veehcirra

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