he mind is vital to success and a tower of strength in times of crisis; it has a built-in mechanism for discoveries and vision; nevertheless, when not properly engaged, the mind can be the devil’s workshop; the mind is also a place where difficulties are resolved and fights are won and lost. As we investigate the various resources for “Restructuring the Mind,” it is critical to underline the value of a sound mind and a large-hearted attitude.
It is common knowledge that those who are naturally talented, gifted, and classified as inventors, who seek enduring solutions and newness of grace, are usually men with large hearts, visionary, selfless, purposeful, and sound minds; they are evolutionary in relationships, not motivated by monetary benefits, materialistic tendencies, or pride themselves as achievers. Instead, the driving force is vision, inner strength, and light, which is ultimately the engine room of life; solid character, resilience, and superb thinking are all functions of sound mind and existential dread.
As a result of the foregoing, it is vital that we take a cursory look at the appropriate mindsets rather than castigating our youths and labeling them “lazy youths” in Nigeria and, by extension, the African continent, where youths make up the majority of the population. Because we failed miserably to provide the enabling environment and the latitude for meaningful involvement, it necessitates sobriety and soothing words that can dramatically express the essence of remorse and forgiveness. We have accidentally offended the youths and contributed to the destruction of their future.
In Africa, we ascend by the grace of God, despite so many factors going in the wrong direction, including the atmosphere that is required to propel an individual to self-discovery. Everyone has a life purpose to fulfill, and unless you find your calling in this world, you may not be able to fulfill your destiny as a contributing member of society. Basic training, amenities, and appropriate mindsets are the best options in these instances.
There are many gifted and talented individuals among the teeming population of youths in our beloved country, Nigeria, and by extension the African continent, that the world is waiting for. The big obstacle to identifying one’s purpose in life, especially in a country like Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, home to the world’s largest concentration of black people, and sadly a sleeping giant, is all about having the appropriate/correct mindset regarding productivity and working in a supportive and enabling atmosphere.
This is our reality, unfortunately, a sad one at that, in our beloved country, Nigeria, with the majority of the ruling elites and their private-sector collaborators choosing to close their minds and think only about themselves and their families – engaged in a lavish lifestyle, medical tourism, and vacationing overseas, including their children’s education. This is the cognitive level of the ruling class. What a tragic and sad circumstances!
I am not opposed to wealth, privileges, or the advantages of power, but I am completely opposed to robbing the majority of our common wealth to satisfy the greed of a few individuals. This is an ungodly, sadistic, and harmful worldview that develops pride, egotism, and segregation, which leads to nepotism.
The moment has come for us to step up our engagement and efforts to combat opportunism, so ensuring that all of our citizens have a level playing field. It is also critical to motivate the majority of our youths, whose futures have been jeopardized, to come together in order to disengage the class of destructive-oriented mindsets and programmed failures. As a result, it is prudent to begin reversing the jackboot attitude and knee-jerk reaction to the legitimate needs of engaging the proper mindsets.
In Nigeria, dry bones shall be made whole again someday!