By Nairaland Forum I noticed that most Nigerians feel so much achievement upon having a family member outside the country. I have seen Nigerians proudly declare the following (just an example tough) :
1. My uncle in Canada
2. My Aunty in UK
3. My Brother in the US
4. My son in Germany
5. My cousin in South Africa
6. My husband is in the United Arab Emirates
7. My daughter in Italy
8. My brother in Malaysia
9. My nephew in India
10. My brother sister uncle daughter son in Kuwait
I observe a pride in each of these people, and I realized that it doesn’t even matter which country the family resides in, for the homers, they always feel like they won a noble prize by having a family abroad.
Some of these people have families in Indonesia, Malaysia, Israel, Libya, Kuwait, Honduras, Greece etc. And they puff with pride as if it’s a life worth achievement.
Others have families in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, France, South Africa, Australia etc, which is still note worthy.
But the Question is; why do most Nigerians count having a family abroad as a big achievement, and even make mockery of their fellow Nigerians who do not have a family member abroad. Or those who refuse to mention that they have families abroad?
Is it a Nigerian thing to behave like that, or is it a global thing, do other countries nationals behave like that?
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Source:: Nigerian Chatter