In Nigeria, many people hide under the phrase ‘IT IS WELL’ to avoid the blow that the reality of a situation may bring, and also to avoid having to think of a practical solution, help or advice to offer the person who is hurting or facing challenges.
It has become a mindless and generic statement lacking any real empathy, comfort or guidance.
We all know it – the person saying it and the person it is being said to.
A Facebook post by Journalist Shola Okpodu about this, caught our attention yesterday. She is rightfully vexed by the damage these words have caused and wrote about it on Facebook.