So our nation has been destroyed by the faulty foundation our well-intentioned heroes past laid for us. We could spend thousands of pages analysing who said what or who did what and who should have done what and did not…and miss the point.
Our Fathers built a magnificient high-rising structure on a foundation that was never built to carry the weight of the nation. And it crumbled in a bitter civil war when the 2nd Floor decided it didn’t want to be part of the building, and tried to leave the ground floor, 1st floor, 3rd floor and all the other floors. And the whole building just crumbled.
Now we have a chance to rebuild. We must ask ourselves, what kind of building do we want this time? How long do we want it to last? Is it going to be functional or just formal? How often are we going to renovate? How will we power the building? How will we pay for the maintenance? Will we be able to expand it say, if we have more children than our fathers?
What is the ideal? What do we want as our national ideology? It is good that we are a very hardworking, diligent people, but what future are we working for? What is the vision? Sailors swab the decks, catch some fish, watch the wind, set sail, cook meals…but all those activities are useless except they have a destination in mind. The strongest of winds and the calmest of seas will be of no real benefit to those aboard a ship with no destination!
Seneca, the philosopher once said that anyone who is traveling without a destination in mind will regard any wind as favourable. Such a person will never get anywhere!
All the government work, all the security forces, all the media houses, all the private businesses, all the entertainers, all the students, all the scientists…what is our collective purpose? What do we want out of life? Where do we want to be as a country in the next…10 years? 25 Years? 50 Years? 100 years?
What is our National Vision?