January disease signs and symptoms
It’s January 4, you’re probably done curing that New Years Celebration hang over or if you don’t drink the excitement is really over. However another disease that will take longer to cure is starting to show up. It seems you will be admitted for a while. You’re already looking at the calendar for January salary.
That’s just how bad it is. You have a bundle of dollars in your left pocket that you’d rather not count. You do not want to be disappointed or know how much trouble you’re in. You remove the few dollars left in that wallet, you peep deeper into it. You cannot believe it. You know you weren’t robbed, why would any thief leave $10.50 in your wallet? In another sense you may have been robbed, by love of pleasure, entertainment and looking like you could “stunt” during the festive season. Now that the festive season is over you’re in the “worst-of prisons”, so much to be paid for back dating from last year and you have not a single cent.
A text from your friend interrupts your deep thought. He too is asking for a few dollars, just when you were also thinking of asking him for the same favour. Why does this disease have to take down the whole neighbourhood… well it never takes out our high salary earning CEO’s, I mean who can blow $250,000 on Christmas? However for those who live below the poverty datum line but try to live as if they won the lottery jackpot over Christmas there will be sniffing and sneezing out of the deadly January disease.
Christmas is yet another chance for capitalists to sell us into their extravagant ideas of what living life is. This is why, while you’re happy to be at rest their retails will be open even for much longer hours than on non holidays (Why don’t they go on holiday?). Lord have mercy on the workers. It has never really been about Jesus Christ. If it were then why promote on that day some of the things his scripture is against. Most commercial activity done in the season is not consistent with his scripture so they found a stout white man in a red suit and allowed him to abuse animals with thousands of toys on top of his weight. In the process they infected you with a disease that would eat you like slow poison and present itself in January.
You’d once again be forced to borrow from them or their loan facilities. You would no doubt have to continue working for them to foot that debt and just when you’re about to recover a little baby with wings is going to shoot you with a poisoned arrow and steal your money in the name of “love” –February pimples.
“You have a bundle of dollars in your left pocket that you’d rather not count. You do not want to be disappointed or know how much trouble you’re in. You can count the few dollars left in that wallet, you peep deeper into it. You cannot believe it. You know you weren’t robbed, why would any thief leave $10.50 in your wallet?” – You’re really lucky they left $10.50 but are you?
I would never destroy a whole tree; I should leave it with ability to reproduce more fruit that I can take again when it ripes. The system left you with $10.50 for bus fare; you still need to work for them. Why go through this year by year? You should learn from your mistakes or those of others.
There is absolutely nothing special about entering a new year. It doesn’t shift the cosmos much. To the sun and the moon it’s just an ordinary month. Their behaviour remains the same. The sun doesn’t rise late on January one to say it had a hang over. It is only humans that think even new goals should specifically begin in January. Why not on 23 December? Remove that idea that has been sold to you by capitalism and get to your senses. You can have fun, but have fun within the means of what you earn. Do not get into clubs and be a parasite. Over excitement will blur your vision and may even spoil those little resolutions you write yearly but don’t follow. January disease is real and it could affect you for half the year because once you start accumulating debt it’s hard to step out of that prison. While I’m Christian and celebrate the day that was chosen (by I don’t care who, too many theories online :/) to commemorate the birth of our LORD and saviour. I certainly do not condone irresponsible behaviour in the name of entertainment.
Have a Merry Christmas and continue to read my blog in the New Year. Since this is time of “sharing” am sure you know what to do with this post already.