Rarely does those two people walk together, unless they agree, there goes a famous usage. There ought to be something that makes them feel attracted to one another .Whether beliefs, interests or values .Otherwise that relationship would be null and void. Or if it exists it would not be genuine and mutually beneficial. Rather a matter of convenience.
Meaning it can be brought to an end once it serves its purpose and each one of them going separate ways. Without any sense of pain or loss. Despite of their closeness .
For life has to move on and individuals have to expand their territories. Which without, there’s no hope for better things in future .Like freedom, prosperity and happiness, among other. And which are for those with ambition. Not cowards and day-dreamers, who risks nothing and fear disappointments.
Unfortunately our world is full of misfits and busy bodies. Who loves beggary. Instead of working hard for their success like the rest. Despite of their learning. Whereby they sit and wait for opportunities to come and knock on their doors.
Instead of looking for them by marketing their wares. Which could be anything; skills, knowledge and even ideas provided they don’t copy-paste or steal from others.
This individuals driven by vengeance and hatred for authorities. Due perhaps to unfulfilled desires and childhood experience. That may have made them to lose trust and hope to live. Despite of encouragement from society and their peers have encroached in almost all sectors of life; government, church, civil service, media and even schools and homesteads. Whereby dreams ought to be nurtured and ideas sharpened. Through motivation.
That it is becoming difficult to differentiate them and the rest with perhaps a better under funding and perception. As they both work in same places and serve in same capacities as administrators and power-brokers, advisors of state and political parties. Both at local and international level on matters of importance like policing and institutional development.
But also to maintain sanity in public life with their lack of vision and empathy. Which makes them at best parasites and at worst leeches who suck blood. In the of brotherhood. Despite of their aggressiveness
For life is a battle, and only those with faith live to enjoy the good of the land. Despite of their position. And which is a result of hard work and selfless-giving knowing well that even though we were born to enjoy and prosper. It never come easily ,without sweat and labor .We ought to do something before we get something. Whether higher grades in school or success in business. Unless were satisfied with our conditions and state of affairs.
Besides, our economy progress cannot be sustained on aid. Which is unreliable and comes with conditions that at times are difficult to meet.
Instead we need to diversify and invest in technology . Apart from arts as an alternative source of livelihood. Despite of being labor and capital intensive.
Which means that we stop being consumers and markets of foreign goods and merchandise. Instead become producer and exporters of ideas and knowledge. Through innovation and net-working to the relief of the that-payer. Who would get value for his money and government which will increase her bargaining power with trading partners. Both at home and beyond.
All in the spirit of service and devolution that recognize talent .Rather than status .
Personally, I would vouch my life for a politician truce outside conventional thinking and order. That would ensure that our people are no longer sidelined in the world of commerce by virtue of their birth and ethnicity. Through continuous lobbying and advocacy beginning with our former masters and colonial powers.
I bet who are yet to appreciate that our lives are connected only by values and belief we share, not by influence and power we wield . Which are inconsequential as for as our destiny and happiness is concerned. Though they help us achieve our dreams and aspirations by ensuring our voices are heard and decisions respected.
That’s before I return to the natives and local population, including leaders and public , who due perhaps to vested interests and misinformation are likely to forget themselves in their search for power and recognition.
Therefore requiring constant reminder and encouragement that even though individual gains and success may be sweet and appealing to the mind. It ought not be an excuse to abdicate their responsibilities of strengthening public institutions with creative ideology and legislative power to make informed decisions that runs their lives.
Rather it ought to be an opportunity for reflection and self-evaluation. With culture as a mediating force.
However I would be careful not to pass judgement on society and my peers for refusing perhaps to accentuate to my ideas and view points. Despite of the temptations and efforts to persuade them. For experience has shown that not always would individuals welcome change in their lives and relations no matter how necessary and inevitable.
One wonders therefore if there’s any need for education and other investments is geared towards transforming society and individuals lives. With a knowledge that the end results would be the same; despair and frustration. Should we not spend our time in other ventures. That would not perhaps leave us with bitterness and regrets over wasted opportunity like clothing and other bodily pleasures. Bearing in mind their cultural values and import to our lives and communities.
For after all care whether we live in the sideline humanity as beggars; that’s with no choice and dignity in quotes. Despite of our vibrancy and energy. Or in the shadow of power as kings ;that’s with rights and privileges in quotes. Despite of our persuasions.
Other than our detractors in government and opposition, with their partners in Europe and America in quotes. I bet who love controversy and making names. Out of sorrows and mishaps of others. In the name of brotherhood. God forbid!.
Our future lies in breaking completely from the past and forging new relations that would give us much needed space to explore and release from boredom. Due to denied opportunity and lack of incentive. But also in restructuring our minds and value system to accommodate more diverse groups and opinions beyond the confined of time. Without necessarily being cynical or contemptuous.
Which includes, single parenting ,induced abortion for victims of rape and free maternal care for expectant women in all private and public hospitals, among others .Despite of their religious and political connotations.
For none should denied opportunity to happiness and better life by virtue of his color or sex. As all humans are equal and therefore entitled to respect and dignity. And there is no better way to do this than allowing them freedom to choose the kind of life they would want to live, the kind of company they would want to keep and more important the kind of relations they would want to engage in, especially sexual.
With a strong expectation of gays and lesbians.
I bet who needs guidance and counseling. Both spiritual and psychological. If not prayers and laying of hands to bring them to their senses and realities of their time. Rather than condemnation and persecution. Despite of the temptation.
Unfortunately our education system has made us prisoners of lie and haters of truth. That’s why perhaps we have never seen any reason to question society and her choices even if they seem to undermine our rights to happiness and expression. Despite of our learning and intelligence .Unless forced by circumstances beyond our control like death.
Meaning we’re more inclined to surrendering, than fighting on whenever we’re faced with situations that taxes our minds. With afew exceptions perhaps.
Who love adventure and exploration and which has made the world a dangerous place to live. But also made in science and other fields. Through research and innovation.
For our belief in God and His divine providence alone cannot solve world problems and injustices.
Both economic and historical. Without incentive.
Though it helps us appreciate life and law that governs it by challenging our minds and spirits. If not prejudices and fears for good of all, with patience and humility. No matter our place and position.
However we stand to benefit a lot if we connect ourselves with superior minds and ideas. Through bonding and diversification. Whereby everything from birth to maturity to the time we leave this world should be executed according to God’s plan and purpose ;that’s paradise and eternal life on earth.
Rather than men’s willies and desire; subjugation and power amassing. Which should be sub-ordinate to law and public needs for posterity and development.
Despite of their import to society and individuals lives .With culture as a mediating force.
Otherwise we would be inviting trouble, not only for ourselves. But also future generations. Who may not be in a position to fulfill their divine purposes in life. Due to poor foundation we would have created for them and false identity we would have inculcated in their minds to their ruin and society at large.
Besides, the world has never been patient with individuals who lack drive to learn her ways and principles. Despite of their beliefs and positions. But also vision that for centuries has provided man with insight and guidance in his search for identity and love. In both thick and thin .Through stimulation.
As they undermine her rights to services and development by confining her to a life of beggary and desperation. Instead of inspiring her to greatness and re-discovery. Despite of her potential and abilities.
Which is saddening indeed?
If not reckless and malicious
I am talking about paradigm shift from dependence to actualization. Whereby initiatives would be rewarded, not discouraged. Through institutional reforms that celebrates diversity, not bigotry and chauvinism as has been the case since the creation of man millions of years ago
But also development of resource centers, including libraries and universities. As a security against corruption and narcissism. With emphasis on skills and social values . Rather egos and material wants.
Though I am cautious not to exclude our brothers and sister, with different idea and belief system provided they don`t try to impose them on us. Just like we ought also not try to impose ours on them no matter how realistic and worthwhile they may appear.
For destiny is as a matter of choice, not something to be forced on individuals . Whether by state or leaders, with interests in their lives and cultural relations
This however doesn`t mean relenting in our pursuit for knowledge and wisdom. Through innovation and selfless-giving. Rater it means developing networks and social links that will facilitate exchange of information from one level of authority to another. With or without government support and intervention.
For life is a total sum of decisions we make not years we live. And which determines whether we would achieve our goals or die frustrated. Despite of our background and affiliations.
Unfortunately which only serves to heighten our insecurity and sense of isolation by encouraging hatred and other mishaps.
Instead of building our capacity to think and reason with the rest of the world. Despite of our differences.
I hail my comrades in opposition who love experimenting with life and new ideas for advancement of society and public good even if they place them in a compromising position with authorities and their peers . Rather than scandals and bizarre situations that embraces their opponents in the government before the public and international community for amusement and self gratification no matter how hard and tempting and vice versa
As they represent a new breed of men and women, who have seen the light that they no longer want to be led by ideology that seeks power for power`s sake. Instead they want to be partakers in building their world by exercising their gifts minds despite of their inspirations in life.
Though they risk isolation from the masses, who may not perhaps appreciate their line of thought , especially in the beginning. Due to communication problem.
But this can be solved through networking and capacity building . Whereby a decision has to be reached as soon as possible on whether we would continue as spectators when it comes to issues that affects us or become participants by finding solutions for them . Despite of our differences.
For none can change our lives and situations. Other than ourselves, with our skills and labor for love and dignity for all; men and women, rich and poor, distinguished and primitive, abled and disabled. Within or without. With help of God and men with ambitions, who see beyond tribe and color.
But also institutions that are free to perform their functions with less interference from authorities and local bureaucrats i.e politicians and party bosses .Who may want to influence their decisions for amusement and power. Through coercion
But also for social good and development. Through activism.Both affecting their day to day business with the latter encouraging efficiency and accountability . While the former bootlicking and sycophancy
Unfortunately our leaders and policy makers have never realized the importance of developing state institutions like parliament and courts as a strategy to win war on graft and other evils that undermines society and public life .Due perhaps to misconceptions and vested inter-rests. With a few exceptions.
Therefore putting the whole nation at the mercy of cartels, drug lords and terrorists among other misfits and demagogues that have brought untold suffering to families and innocent citizens. Who have found themselves targeted due perhaps of their vulnerability.
But also incompetent security and law enforcement agencies ;that’s intelligence and police. Who lack will to perform their duties as a stipulated in the constitution. Despite of enjoying support from the public . Both moral and spiritual.
Let me explain this further.
For there are people in our circles whose loyalty both to our lives and communities cannot be questioned.
They include, leaders ,businessmen and public servants, among others.
But there are also those who cannot be trusted. Despite of their learning and experience . Men and women alike.
Meaning, were a nation of possibilities, but also mysteries. That only individuals with sensitive minds can transform for good of themselves and their peers and that’s by careful observation and analysis. Rather than speculation and false-mongering. An indulgence for the lazy and narrow-minded, who fear risks and daunting tasks.
As they expose their ignorance and lower mentality that’s after perfection and fame. Not excellence and service. Which I bet is the ultimate prize of commitment and good workmanship .Apart from happiness and better life free of constraint. Both material and social.
Though there are other benefits that comes with leading exemplary life that impact positively on society and fellow men . Like wealth and security from oppression. Both physical and mental. Freedom and individuals’ happiness top the list. Note with their dedication in bringing hope to the broken and relief to the grieving. Through expansion of their territories . Without eroding on their faith and sense of worth.
For man was created not only to reproduce and fill the earth .But also to transform it into something beautiful that would stand the test of time. Through mobilization and resource development .With respect to life and authorities.
Which unfortunately too many of the people living in the developing world like ours is a dream going as per the prediction of media and other groups. I bet with no idea perhaps of what freedom means beyond ownership of property and voting in an election.
But who are fond of shouting obscenities at authorities and local population. Who have never perhaps showed efforts towards co-operation with foreign powers and their stooges in bringing stability and order in public life by relating on discipline and other virtues in quotes. Despite of threats of isolation by the international community ,including investors and business partners .
Which I find embarrassing.
If not immoral .
For intimidation cannot wish away individuals desire for freedom and eternal life on earth. Through role playing .Instead it can only make them more resilient and determined in their quest that if not checked may result to chaos and unrest, especially when they see there if no way out to their goal.
Sudan and Rwanda can serve as an example .
Though the former can claim of having been inspired by a noble course of seeking justice for the Black minority in the south that were being killed and persecuted by their Arab majority counterparts in the north .As compared perhaps to the latter that was inspired by greed for power and hatred for fellow men. Due to perceived differences.
It all boils down to communication which is more than just decoding and encoding messages .As it also involves timing and audience assessment.
Unfortunately there are many so-called experts and communication specialists in our community now days who doesn’t appreciate this fact. Despite of training in leadership and conflict management.
They include journalist, consultants and liaison officers, among others.
Instead operates according to their whims and prejudices. I bet which makes them vulnerable and less effective in their performance to the public. Who expects services both interms of quality and accessibility even if it would mean going against society and established order.
No wonder there is increased disillusionment from both sides of political divide and social spectrum .With individuals losing fast trust of government and public institutions ability to transform their lives quotes. Through regulation. Without their involvement in decision- making .Both at national and county level. Despite of efforts by authorities to persuade them. Through coercion.
However our destiny cannot be determined by choices of a few individuals. Who exploit our differences to advance narrow ethnic interests and agendas that brews conflicts between us and others for amusement and power.
Instead ought to be determined by policies that would propel our nation to greatness and re-discovery. Without destroying lives and property.
That’s why we need visionary leaders and enlightened public. Who knows not only their rights. But also responsibilities from development of institutions to management of resources. Both economic and intellectual.
For leadership is about service and trust .Though it also entail other things like integrity and respect to law.
I am talking about value-driven leadership that seeks to improve lives and society for good of all. Rather than power-driven leadership that seeks to control them for benefit of few, with connection . Like the one we have had since independence and the world all over although with minimum space and freedom of expression.
I bet which can be utilized to advance our course of redemption . Through education and creation awareness. But also innovation and policy research .Both which requires flexibility and passion for work, not pleasure and free things as has become a custom in the modern age fueled by ignorance I bet. Rather than needs of our time as insinuated by bureaucrats and other beneficiaries of a system. That joys in evil and suffering of mankind. Not comfort and happiness.
All in the name of order and social balance God forbid!
Fortunately or unfortunately none of us is genius enough to re-write history and social aspirations of man; that’s freedom and equal opportunity for all to prosperity and enjoyment by force and military repression. Or withholding his material and financial supply by bans and economic sanctions.
For man is the founder of society and all philosophies that governs her . Whether in science, government or arts. Therefore a genius in his own right, with ability to connect even with alien species in the space if he fail to rally support of his own on the surface in quotes and still enjoy abundant health and prosperity .
What he requires perhaps is idea, work plan and time not forgetting a team of advisors and expert with practical minds and ideology that feeds his spirit with information. Both raw and processed. Of the latest discoveries in his field of choice and what it portend for his future and the world at large. Without forgetting earlier discoveries that may still provide useful insights and revelations about life and his role as an individual. Both to state and society.
But also environment that nurtures his mind by providing incentives that ensures full realization of his potential. Without undermining his happiness and which is divine and inegotiable. Rather than mere aide to his life and destiny.
As compared perhaps to his fellow beings and masses. Who may be reluctant to break ties with their communities and look for news relations outside the conventional order even if their current relations seems oppressive and over-burdening to their lives. For fear of isolation from their peers or being called rebels and traitors.
However this doesn’t mean man has mastered all laws of the universe and that’s why he can ignore society and still enjoy immunity from persecution. Both by authorities and his peers .
In fact, he had his fair share of trouble with authorities and his peers .Who had always wanted to control him and his dreams but in vain .For they made him powerful and irresistible with them as his slaves and stepping stones to his destiny in quotes.
Rather he has learnt to balance between his passion and reality , with skill and efficiency that only years of learning and practice can offer. And which can be achieved by anyone with patience and humility.
For life is a reflection of our thoughts and values. Not strengths and positions.