Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Let's try a different approach

Hey people,how are you doing? Hope you had a good weekend and the January is going great so far?

I was privileged to meet with the admirable Fela Durotoye this past Sunday and i was simply blown away. He held me spellbounded for about four hours and i didn't even seem to notice.The conclusion i drew after listening to him is that he's the only activist Nigeria has.Yeah,i know of those other guys,but frankly they're just another problem the nation is facing.Let me explain that.If you continually see the bad side of a person or thing,there'll come a point when no one will be able to make you see the good sides of the person or thing.What these other activists do is to make us see what's wrong with the nation.They're always pointing at the flaws,the weaknesses etc of the nation thereby making us see only these things.What they fail to realize is that this corrupts our minds.

Meeting Fela Durotoye changed the approach i wanted to take to give my own quota to this nation's growth,or let's say it reshaped it.It got me thinking,what if we tried helping our nation from another angle? It is true lots of us have been waiting to either attain a certain hierarchy in the society or get into government before we act.But lets approach things from a different angle.I've always said here,that our main problem as a nation is our minds,so what if we all just worked to change our mindsets? Let me elaborate a bit.Since all our minds are infected with bad thoughts and ideas,we should sanitize our minds and after we're sure we've achieved the sanitization,we should go a notch further and work on the minds of people we meet.Trust me,i've spoken to many alot of people to know that with the kind of mindset they have,Nigeria would just get worse if they get a chance to rule in any capacity.In essence,we should do things right when it comes to our nation and talk to people about doing things right also.When we've achieved a great deal of right-thinking attitudes,the same people with these attitudes would make it into political offices.Imagine if we have positive minded and foresighted individuals in power,what kind of Nigeria would we have?

8 comments:

  1. So you are just meeting fela? What can I say? Welcome to the world of being blown away.

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  2. Gbam thanks for hitting the nail on the head, everything is all in our head/mind and I am certainly tired of Nigeria this Nigeria that and we fail to see any good thing that it has or any possibly change/improvement that we can make as an individuals. For now I shall keep my thoughts to myself as that is another blog post of its own but one thing for sure is that if our mind us positive we can actually see more positive things coming out of our homeland. Thanks for the reminder bros :)

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    1. The pleasure is mine Ms YSU.It's been a long while.Hope you're fine?

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  3. True - we only see the wrong in our country and never the right. When we do see the right, we study it so hard till we find the minute fault and then class it as wrong.

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    1. You said this very well @ "When we do see the right, we study it so hard till we find the minute fault and then class it as wrong."

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  4. Good stuff...many tanks for sharing!

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