What’s interesting is that some of these countries have wealth of resources and potentials to drive economic growth in all its forms – and still, are being regarded as undeveloped. This is mainly because they’ve failed to maximise the resources and potentials at their disposal efficiently. They have leaders who are more interested in the display of wealth than creating economic opportunities or developing potentials. The implication being a declining economy, generation that cannot compete on the world’s stage, confuse and lost.
But are these leaders at fault? Not at all, because they were put in the position of power by their own people. Even though, they’ve become bad realities to them, the people are still happy to keep them on. Even when, they can see so much failure in strategy, economy recovery, employment and provision of basic amenities, which are leading to loss of future generations, they still vote for them. And, these leaders continue to do nothing about the potentials leaving their countries every day in search for what they’ve failed to provide; in search for how they could explore their potentials. These are generations of these countries now lost in other parts of the world. It’s a big shame indeed!
What these leaders fail to understand is the importance of identifying and developing their potentials. The fact that developed countries are seeking out these potentials and developing them, is in fact what make them developed countries. Their abilities to see and explore potentials in all its form is what make their wealth sustainable. So, if undeveloped countries are less interested in their own potentials, they are virtually saying they’re happy to remain undeveloped. They’re happy to lose their future generations.
But are people going to continue to fold their hands, and allow their future generations to be lost again? To be lost like the ones in the past in circumstances of servitude. Is it time for people to innovate other ways, seek new leadership with potentials for integrity, passion, courage, good judgement and empathy for the people. A leader that would put the future generations back on the level playing ground. A leader that listens and work with the people to reduce marginalisation, poverty and imbalance in the justice system. A leader that’s interested in untapped potentials and would create opportunities to ensure these potentials are fully maximised. A leader that truly cares, knows how to pray and not ashamed of weeping…
If these countries would like to avoid the risk of losing their generations and missed opportunities, then, the people must be willing to try new ways, new people, without which, things remain the same. A little bit of risk is required to drive any change. They can’t continue to throw away potentials because of wrong leaders who couldn’t care less.