In 2007 and 2008 during the presidential campaign in the US, Obama promised the Americans and the world at large a change, hence his campaign slogan, “The Change we can believe in.”
Did Obama bring the change?
Answers to these questions vary. But a very objective fact is that we still face the same problems he promised to bring a change after his reign.
Similarly, in Nigeria, Buhari came up with his campaign slogan “Change” promising Nigerians Change. What he didn’t tell us was the kind of change he meant; whether positive or negative. Yet, we still face the same, even more problems.
In our world today, many people are still waiting for the political, educational, financial, and every other of the world to change.
Given the present signs, is there certainty that these world’s systems will change?
Should we wait for the world’s systems to change to have the perfect world we so desire?
Should we begin to find new answers?
The simple truth is that waiting for the world’s systems to change is a huge waste of time. Many of us may not live to see the change if we must wait for the systems to change.
While still alive, searching for new answers is the only power we have in our hands to effect the change we so desire.
The things that play out in the post-lockdown of covid-19 are a testament to the fact that we have to begin searching for new answers. While we had faith that our government will change the systems for us, certain things like looting palliative is a clear indicator that our government does not have us at heart.
As a student of one of the public Nigerian universities, I have witnessed firsthand an incident that further lay credence to the assertion that we cannot wait for the world’s, and more specifically our country’s systems to change.
During the examination period, the rule for the post-lockdown examination was for all examinations for one and a half hour. And instruction was also given to all departmental heads to order their lecturers to make their questions a one and a half hour type of questions.
Even though the school management enacted the rule, did all the departments follow the rule? No!
Most lecturers were hell-bent on retaining their usual method of setting questions. Of course, I have not heard of any lecturer or department that was sanctioned for that.
But as students of the affected departments, we didn’t wait for the department or the lecturers to comply with the rule. Waiting for such change would be as bad as preparing to fail.
Yet, we found a new answer. That answer was to change ourselves by way of increasing our writing and thinking speed, and the way we answered questions, rather than waiting for the world’s systems to change.
Most of the world’s systems are conspiracies of the power movers against the innocent masses.
Changing ourselves will save us time. And it’s more profitable than waiting for the world’s system to change.
It is more profitable because it will help us live above the deficits and the shortcomings of the conspired systems.
What is a change example?
A change example is inflation. It would be unreasonable to wait until when we no longer have inflation. This is because there is no time we’ll not have inflation under this sun.
Because our government is borrowing all the time, and the national debt is increasing steadily. The way to pay this debt is through inflation and increased taxation.
What does make a change mean here?
To make a change here means we have to have a lot of money. And to have a lot of money, we need to increase our earning capacity and financial intelligence.
This is why we can’t wait for the world’s system to change. We have to find new answers. The better word for change and the new answer is to change ourselves – our perception and our responses. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “be the change you want to see in the world.” Let’s be the change we want to see in the world.