CHANGE

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It is no longer a gain saying that Change happens to be the only Constant thing in life, Hence, The word change has become a daily song in the mouth of all and sundry most especially when things are not going as planned.

Submitted: November 25, 2016

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CHANGE

 

It is no longer a gain saying that Change happens to be the only Constant thing in life, Hence, The word change has become a daily song in the mouth of all and sundry most especially when things are not going as planned.

The word “Change” is seen as a driven force in human existence, most especially if you want to attain greatness in life. The word Change cut across every sector of human existence, hence the history of man cannot be complete without the use of this word. No wonder, the Ancient Greek Philosopher, Heraclitus, said “Change is the only Permanent thing that exist”

Needless to say that this work aims at looking at Nigeria contemporary society and the need for individual change which will serve as a springboard to what we desire in the nation. Many a times, the problem of this country has been attributed to poor leadership, which has serve as the engineer to our present day predicament, just as Achebe of Blessed Memory Championed.

Nevertheless, i am not disputing this particular opinion but however, i will be discussing the topic from what i perceive to be the root cause of this predicament. When a building rest on a shabby and watery foundation, they that live in it must live in fear. if we claim a miraculous change by our leaders will birth us a nation we desire, then we are wrong on the basis of some critical question which will be raises below.

First, are our leaders in various homes, where couples turn the house to a boxing ring in front of their children, thereby feeding their minds with hostility and hatred from childhood instead of love? what about parents who do not give attention to train up their kids and imbibe them with right moral values, what becomes a child who was starved of moral training when he was young when he eventually get to the corridor of power?

What becomes of Nigerian students, who have been a victim of teachers or lecturers victimization, or was a product of school that lecturers do not come to class always, some collect bribe to sort result and most ridiculously uses outdated notes of their old school days to teach in a constantly changing society? Permit me to say that if Nigeria Graduates are Half Baked, then the arrows should be directed to the bakers

We cannot shy away from medical practitioners who take instrument and drugs from their health care centers and hospital for personal use or to sell in their private establishments, not neglecting religious leaders who have because of stipend jettisoned and thrown away their so called faith and believe.

Suffices to say that almost all sector of the society needs change, but if change do not start from individual, it will be meaningless even if the leaders change.

The questions to be asked is that, the leaders we cry and complain about, are they from the sky or alien from another planet? They are nothing but the product of the society, they are product of individual failed system, so we should never expect magic. i cannot feed a child with spoilt milk and expect the child to be healthy.

Of a truth, it is believed that the youths are leaders of tomorrow, but i get scared every day because most youths in Nigeria today would not perform differently if they are given the chance because they have been fed from the decayed food in the society, which makes the Adults get scared of given the youth a chance. Their steps are speaking of worst than can be envisioned already.

I would love to draw the cotton close with this short story “A certain man was walking along the street one day and he saw an inscription on a billboard of a restaurant that says eat as much as you can, your children will pay for it, he went in happy, ate so much than he should since he is not going to foot the bills, but as he was about leaving, he got a hug bill, which he must pay, and he said, i should not pay but my children, then he was told that was the bill of his father"

I however conclude by saying until we have change individually and act everyday with the consciousness that we do not want to leave dept for our children, our children will pay for the damage we are causing now, just as we are paying for that of our fathers.

Let us live the change we want individually.

ESAN OLUWATOBI DAVID

LIVING LEGEND


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