Poverty is the inability to have a long range view of the future. The intense focus on now, on survival, on making the next bill, the next meal, the next salary; the lack of time for taking in perspective to plan the future is what deep poverty looks like. In this regard our collective civilization is in a state of deep poverty although we lie to ourselves that we are rich using artificial criteria like money & GDP. The question to ask is this: is the wellbeing and happiness of mankind and the planet better than it was 500 years ago? We need impact thinkers to rise up to the challenge of creating a new paradigm for measuring human progress for the sake of the wellbeing of our planet and its inhabitants.
This a sequel to the article published last month with heading ” You Lazy Intellectual African Scum”
So I got this in my email….
…and shrieked with joy! Field Ruwe, author of the dynamic work concerning Africans and Intellectuals that went viral last month has blessed Mind of Malaka with a sequel. “Don’t Take After Your Father” is an engaging critique concerning the roots of our Continent’s perceptual battle with itself, using the cerebral conflict faced by three generations to explain this ongoing battle.
It is compelling and pleads for action.
As always, I leave you to it, and wait to hear your comments. *shriek!!*
(A Sequel to “You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum”)
I told my son not to take after me; break tradition chains, remove old edicts, and create new rituals. Take after Mandela, Gates, Jobs, or Einstein. Take after someone who has changed the world. You and your peers across Africa must create razor sharp focus and straighten the curvature…
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