A complication had occurred in the pregnancy. His brother was apologetic when he explained that they were forced to take her to the only private hospital in the area. They had no choice. His wife was facing an emergency. She would need to be taken into the theatre. His heart sunk.
Parents turn into ostriches and bury their heads in denial when the word sex is mentioned. In school, they don’t get much either especially not when they still insist on using the butterfly metamorphosis example to illustrate the changes in human sexuality. So they ape, imitate and experiment and the end result is joggers tumbling on youngsters making out in the bushes.
Apathy has become a way of being. The lack of enthusiasm I witnessed in my village is a coping mechanism. When you have been disappointed time and again by political leadership, it is sensible to insulate oneself from future trauma using the principle of ‘I don’t care’.