In oneself lies the whole world. And if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. - Krishnamuti Jiddu.
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That we contend with enormous challenges as youths is an accepted reality of our lives: talk of the struggle to get an education with the hope of being equipped for a better life; consider the reality check that we get upon graduation when it dawns on us that our lives are more than scrambling for the very few jobs that may not even guarantee security and fulfillment; and not also forgetting the dynamics of a society that demands more from us than it has given. Our responses to these challenges have been varied. While some of us continuously look for ways to migrate to 'greener pastures', some have resorted to life-deprecating vices; and yet others have resigned to fate, believing that "what will be, will be".
However, we deserve more! And I posit that it is because we are cut out for more that we face our current challenges. If there had not been darkness and the lull that the lack of energy brought, the world would not have celebrated Michael Faraday's discovery of electricity. If gold had not passed through the fiery heat of fire, it would not become the treasured asset everyone desires today. If there was no problem, the solution would not be appreciated.
Fellow Nigerian youths, we are the solutions that we seek; and these problems are for us! Each one of us has treasure mines lying deep within, waiting for exploration. With some introspection aimed at self discovery, imaginative creativity, and committed hard work, we can all bring out valuables from these mines and offer solutions to the world. This way, not only do we make our nation a better place, but we also open our lives up to a massive inflow of wealth, as it is a self-proving fact that wealth follows value.
To the problems of unemployment, underdevelopment, poverty, etc, we are the solutions. We cannot afford to continue the blame game. We cannot afford to sit idly by and watch, expecting things to turn around positively. We have to take responsibility for our destiny. That is the Law of Reality.
We are the greatest assets of our generation. We are the solutions to its problems. Let us arise and live our purpose. Let us set out this morning to deploy ourselves as the Solutions that we are.
STEP-UP: Decide to consciously identify at least one thing considered a problem around you, anywhere. Just one! Go ahead and fix it!