Recently, the #pepperdemgang has been trending. I honestly thought it’s the title of one of Olamide’s hit singles from his current album. Oh…literally it is. Until I started seeing it all over social media that it is (also) actually a gang that showcases luxury, wealth, cars, etc to pepperdem . Hian! Whatever that means that people are killing themselves to join, it’s a wawuu.
Gone are the days of #slayqueens. I hear on Instagram, the gbege there ehh You have to have muscle.
Honestly, it’s quite easy to follow the crowd. Sometimes one can loose him/herself in the process. To begin to live life to impress strangers on the internet.
Being part of the crowd becomes the ultimate goal, it doesn’t at all matter where the crowd is going. Which brings me to values and goals. One has to begin to really understand what matters to him/her in this life. What are your values?
Your goals…are they in alignment to your core values? These things can help determine if we’re towing the right path because you will know. It’s in your guts-feeling. Once you’re doing something that contradicts your values, you will know.
Sometimes in following the crowd, you loose your authenticity, your voice and your uniqueness. Because you have to live life for the validation of others.
By territory in this context, I mean things that fit into your core values, aspirations and unique qualities and lifestyle.
You become the leader of your life and lead yourself to where you want to be.~ your territory; your desires, your ambitions,etc instead of following the crowd. You set your own standards, embrace yourself and stand out.
” The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd“.~ cueing from Albert Einstein.
You can make your own crowd in unfamiliar territory you don’t have to stay within the lines.