Awakening | Juwon Ogungbe

The term ‘awakening’ evokes a wide range of images, emotions, thoughts and feelings. It is likely that each person will have a unique opinion about what it entails.

Looking back at the last century and the dynamic flow of changing attitudes in a relatively short time span, it seems as if some traditions are going to have to be modified, regardless of how uncomfortable that process might feel for some people.

Reflecting on the basics of sociology that I learnt as a youngster, it is understandable that so many folks I know feel duty bound to function within the boundaries of the conditioning we’ve been through.

2020 is a turning point in history, however. Goal posts are constantly shifting and the world is experiencing an accelerated pace of change.

The status quo will never be the same as before. We are waking up.

Originally published at on September 26, 2020.