Yes!!! I most certainly have!!! My country is a wonderful place that's full of so much potential but sadly that's all it has... potential and nothing more. We're all to busy trying to get ahead that nobody ever seems to remember that we're living the country behind and in so doing leaving each other behind.
I mean the Nigerian dream is literally to leave Nigeria and move to the UK, USA, Canada or Australia and then complain about how we miss the country but never actually come back. I hate how we prioritize religion above common sense then end up blaming the devil when things go wrong, I can't stand it sometimes!!
I honestly don't think like most Nigerians do and it's not that I'm being condescending or not but for some reason, I just stopped and observed the way everyone behaves and realised that I'm completely different. I'll always favour common sense over religion, I'm liberal minded and as such I'm open to alot of things that most Nigerians aren't.
I mean this is a country where federal money goes missing and it's reported on the news that a snake swallowed the money, our youths have become globally known as the most notorious scammers on the planet and the level of corruption is so bad that people don't even bother you for out to vote anymore because they know their votes don't count.
Sometimes I honestly wish I was born elsewhere, maybe I wouldn't have to endure the shame of telling my foreign friends that I'm Nigerian and hearing them mention how one of their relatives got scammed by a Nigerian not too long ago(yes it always happens). I truly love my county but sometimes I just wish I was born in a better place.
I hope this helps.
Thought of desiring? No. Thought of, desired, even yearned to be re-born elsewhere? Did you guess a yes? You're right! Because if you're from where I am from, you are done in just by being a citizen. You don't realise this in your early years. If you're unlucky, you do so late. If your case is hopeless, then never at all.
Unless you're born into affluence in Nigeria, it's a grand welcome (and I say grand considering the gay apparels donned in celebration when you're born and how merry people are) to a risky game a lot of us who aren't adrenaline junkies probably wouldn't download off play store, an arena with other unarmed novices left to hustle against each other and of course the merciless I-no-dey-look-face Spartacus that is life. Eat lest you get eaten. Trust these efforts to go unnoticed, and have faith in the government to call you lazy.
It does occur to your parents who have been through it before you, that they're bringing and leading you down a hole of shit. Or not.
They just want the joy of having you, and to fulfill "go ye forth and multiply."
No, I never thought like that. Because it is fate. I have never asked not to be born in Indonesia but that is a provision set by God.
Mass media propaganda, socialism state, corruption. But those are common issues nowadays
No. Canada is a pretty legit country to be born and raised in.