GHANA: WHERE IS THE LOVE IN THE FRATERNITY
Where is the Love in the fraternity
I am not very old in this biking fraternity but I am sure 23 years experience is enough to reflect and comment on observed negative and positive trends.
Despite the 23 years experience, I actually joined a group in 2014 (7 years back). It is from this group that I actually experienced what it felt like to be part of the fraternity. There was maximum respect to seniors who have ridden for years with appreciable experiences. There was love among all where we saw each other as brothers /sisters, we also forgave each other for wrong doings after remorseful apologies. We were more than United. Believe me, I say this from a first hand experience … But my question this day is “WHERE DID WE GO WRONG?”
Why this sudden disrespect
Why this sudden disunity
Why this sudden destruction
Why this sudden wave of ego & pride
Why this sudden misbehaviour
Why this sudden hate & envy
And the list goes on and on……….
Don’t you agree with me that these above happenings are factors affecting the growth of our passion?
In our traditional settings and as humble Africans, we have always accorded our elders with much respect, listened to them and they have blessed us in diverse ways and sometimes even saved our lives with the advise they have given to some of us. Respect has always been reciprocal and they have cherished us also that they even see their youthful exuberance in some of us.
Few years back was just awesome and I miss it….The plan for the future was to develop greatly in our passion but looks like we derailed somehow along the growth line…
“CAN WE ROLL BACK AND CORRECT IT?” Yes, if you ask me. We have lost the sense of the fraternity. At least I knew it was for Unity & Strength, Support & Love. But now ill motivated competitions/challenges, backbiting and backstabbing are all breeding at a fast pace. Ungratefulness is at the top of the list. And these things have led to a lot of bitterness from untold happenings.
Let me tell you something, the fact that you ride better than me doesnt make you better than me in life.
The fact that you are more skillful than me on a bike doesnt mean you are more skillful than me in life.
The fact that you are faster on a motorbike doesnt mean you are faster than me in life.
You see the races are different. You may think you are racing with me but I am not racing with you. People do things effortlessly because they are gifted or they have gone through some skill acquisition process. Do not kill or hurt yourself trying to be who you are not. There are reasons we are different and you must appreciate who you are. Stay in your level, stay within your means and capabilities, ride your ride, observe road traffic regulations and most importantly stay safe.
All that matters is for us to enjoy our passion. Make it lovely and attractive for those who want to join and the increased numbers with time will speak.
We shall be heard
We shall be Seen
We shall be Respected.
Help, Support and Love one another….That should be the ultimate BIKERS CODE