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I’d never really considered Muzungu / Ugandan relationships in that light, and then I thought – with a pang – of the guy I’d been seeing on and off for a year.
At the time it never occurred to me he fitted into that category. In a (mostly) conservative country like Uganda, you’re often judged on your appearance.
As someone recently told me, “Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn.”But as I edge toward 30, I've started to want to do more things right and fewer things wrong.
After reflecting on my own experiences, reading books and articles about others', and listening to advice from some very wise people, I came up with 29 habits that probably aren’t doing us any favors.
On Facebook, Tio commented “It’s all about perceptions of “exoticness”, which is why you have Bazungu women falling all over themselves for Masaai men, drape, spear and all.” One attraction of the Rasta is that they’re easy for us Bazungu to recognise them. Because with their shaved heads, every Ugandan man can look the same from a distance – at least when you first arrive in the country.
The Rastas stand out, they are easy to spot in the crowd.
These guys know how to play the game,” my male friend said.
In Uganda, most people agree that Rastas are “either artists, layabouts or career Muzungu daters.” But are those the or just the cosmetic variety?
To be Rastafarian you don’t have to be black; in fact Rastafarianism has to come from the heart. Rastas are famous for smoking marijuana as a symbol of religious practice.” Real Rastas – of which there are very few in Uganda it seems – do not touch alcohol.
So for the sake of this article, I have thrown the cosmetic and the real into one big cultural melting pot. I echo the sentiments of this guy, who said: “Come on people, think about it before you all start judging dem Rastas. You must be joking – you don’t know what’s living in that hair! Anja echoed my thoughts: “Rastas are generally a lot more liberal than most Ugandans.
While they may not be the things you could do, holding onto them could be holding you back from the relationships, career, health, and happiness you deserve.
I’m still trying to break plenty of them myself—it's definitely a learning process. No matter what age you are, there’s no time like the present to start letting go of certain habits so you can keep crushing it in your 30s, 40s, and beyond. Research shows hanging out with a friend can boost your mood and decrease stress.