Three Millenials Share What “Making Life Easier” Means to Them
It’s one thing to want life to be easier, it’s another to understand what it means. In a world of fast-paced digital technology and instant gratification, we spoke to three millennials who agreed to share what the term “making life easier” means to them.
Sade, 28, says life has always been an emotional roller coaster for her. “I was 16 when I gained admission into the university and I was not mentally prepared for what I had to face in a Nigerian public higher institution. But my parents couldn’t tell. They were just happy they had a bright child who aced her WAEC exams and got an award upon graduation from secondary school.”
Sade ended up with an extra year and couldn’t tell her parents. “I couldn’t. There was no way I could. But my mum found out eventually, I couldn’t hide it from her for too long. My mum (Mrs Mogaji) she’s intuitive like that.”
Sade got her first job three years ago and she has managed to get herself a one-bedroom apartment somewhere in the city. She hopes to get her first car next year. “I have been saving for it. It would be a small car of course – something to you know, cruise around town. It’s my first car and I don’t need to go all out. Let’s just start from somewhere.”
A simplified way of living
“When I hear the phrase “making life easier”, my mind instantly goes to a simplified way of living. Something that eases my stress. Life can be stressful, I should know better. If it’s a brand, then I’m expecting seamless services. I shouldn’t have to worry about making a pot of amala and ewedu soup and also experience slow services,” Sade continued.
Ephraim has a million things on his mind and stress isn’t one of them. If he had his way, there would be nothing like traffic. “One thing I hate most about living in the city is traffic. The fact that humans say we are the superior species but cannot do without causing chaotic traffic – which could be avoided – grates on my nerves a lot.”
Ephraim sees himself relocating to a remote village with his partner in the nearest future. “Traffic is messing with my mental health. I think I won’t make it to 40 if I continue like this. I have to leave for my sanity, for my life – literally.”
On what the phrase “making life easier” means to him, 31-year-old Ephraim says it means a world without stress. “A world where I can make stress-free transactions without headaches. I want to be able to sleep well at night without worrying about a pending transaction – there is already a lot of traffic to deal with during the day.”
Tonia won’t stop until she has three outlets of her store across the country by December. “As an entrepreneur – as a young entrepreneur – scaling my business beyond my local vicinity is a whole lot of work. It’s a crazy mix of sleepless nights, disappointments, and meetings.”
“I’ll be 30 in June and I want my birthday to coincide with the opening of my second outlet in Abuja. When I think of what the term “making life easier” means, I see myself getting fewer disappointments and also having a more stable financial situation.”
Xpress Payment Solutions wants life to be easier for young people, with products and services made for the sole purpose of simplifying life.