Why Your African Parents Don’t Believe in Your Crazy Dream + Why You Can’t Blame Them but Should Pursue It Anyway

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Being a member of Generation Y is tricky. For those who may not be in the know, Generation Y basically refers to millennials, basically, persons reaching young adulthood around the year 2000. People like me-ish (If you consider 2012–16 close enough to the year 2000 to count.

It’s extra tricky (but statistically more awesome — I’ll explain in a minute) if you’re a member of Generation Y and born African. You may find yourself frequently torn between the principles and habits that you learned from your native culture and those you may have adopted from foreign influences.

It’s difficult to describe, but those who have experienced this know exactly what I’m talking about.