Courageous Collection for Economic Progress and Societal Development
By Nneka Okumazie
What does it take to develop a country? Courage, the right mix of courage. There are all kinds of courageous experiences by billions of people over places and history, but there is a right collection of courage it takes to make progress.
It takes courage to take a trip, work somewhere, or stay in school, etc. It takes negative courage to do organized crime like drugs or human trafficking, fraud, corruption, etc. but no matter what it seems like when they get away with it, that courage is useless to actual progress.
What will it take for most sectors of a developing country to do their best in their own area, to ensure that it is not just business as a tradition, or business for competition, but endeavours towards progress?
Resources including humans are necessary, but lots of countries around the world have natural and human resources but are far backwards. Mostly, people blame governments, but a very efficient government with a non-efficient, non-public sector is a waste.
The seller of the product whose aim is not just to expand shop or use the profit to seek luxury, but to plan towards making new products, in a quality, affordable and for sales to go beyond their shore.
The education people whose objective is not to just teach, but to cultivate intellects of simmering talents that can go into society and be driven to making great difference only, nothing else.
The finance people whose goal is not just to seek out profit, but to ensure that a percentage of their investment goes to areas of high risk, that if it works, would move their society forward.
The government people who understand that they could as well not exist, if what they are there for is negativity or could be done by anyone else, just in position and status quo.
There has to be courage, to try, to adjust, to implement and for real palpable change; this courage, from different people, known and unknown, in vision for progress for that society.
There are many whose courage is to get things so they are comfortable or for them to seek luxury. However, with so much comfort, really good place to stay, good wears, good automobile, or device or anything, all of it for what?
Status, show-off with things that are inanimate whose specialness is a construct, becomes what many prioritize over what is possible for the good of all.
It is difficult to use the word courage for things that are for selfish gain. Courage is so rare, only the nations that have lots of the right mix would be ahead.
There are many isolated projects and programs, but no development for most countries because those projects are the least possible courage, not the right ones.
How many fights or conflicts, of all occurring ones, are necessary? Probably a smaller percentage than accepted; courage of many is for many worthless fights. But the right mix for progress is too rare.
Ecclesiastes 7:24, That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?]