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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
BASICS TO MAJOR - DES BASES AUX MAJEURS
In the recent week things have happened in my community that should have shaken my faith in my belief in the development of the continent. However, they have rather strengthened my resolve in continuing to do whatever I can to help the youths so they do not continue in this destructive and hopeless path. With the enormity of the developmental issues that confront us in Africa, the best thing we as ordinary citizens can do for now, is to concentrate on the basics rather than on the majors. Solving the basics will create room for us and others to get to the point where we can tackle the majors. Someone shared a picture on Facebook recently that had the simple message that would help us think again before we litter our environment and many people shared it. What that tells me is that many of us can find solutions to the basic problems that plague society rather wait for the time we will be in a position to solve the major challenges.While we are busy advocating that people should think outside the box, there are many that are not even thinking at all. Starting with the basics will help you see how you can help anyone you come across to see a situation differently. If we have this mindset we will discover that most times our thoughts would be solution oriented. What defeats us most times is the fact that we are thinking of the majors and neglecting the basics. Always seeing an opportunity to better a situation or a person within your limitations is the only path to making a difference. Many of us, especially in Africa, are so overwhelmed with the humongous challenges that we miss the many opportunities around us to make a difference in the basics of everyday life. Let's start with the basics and the majors will begin to fall into place.