Love is one word easily expressed but hardly practiced. This is because we live in a society where selfishness has become the order of the day. We have become more concerned about what we can get from others even at the expense of their comfort and wellbeing. So long as we are at the gaining ends we care less about what happens to the other parties involved. Is this the world we really desire?
No society that has failed in raising the standard of living of her people can claim to love them. No leader who by action or inaction plunges the citizens he is leading into hardship and abject poverty can claim to be a caring leader. In fact, leadership love can be measured by followers’ comfort.
But what can the righteous do if the foundation is destroyed? The Holy Bible asked. Today the world is bedeviled with people who are power-thirsty in positions of leadership. Africa is their den and Nigeria is the host, where purposeful leadership has taken the back seat while selfishness and nepotism led the people. The result is evidence; hunger, death, dearth, sickness, impunity, nepotism, religious bigotism, and the rest.
Disappointedly, all hopes appear lost, when you look at the vulnerable people living among us. As the hope for success continues to fade away due to the lack of love and transparency among us, we at frugal Foundation are hopeful that one day, we could change all these unfortunate situations to bring about greater success.
We cannot all fold our hands and see the future empty for the coming generation. We cannot afford to do nothing to give the vulnerable the chance of fresh air that promises hope of liberation from poverty; we must rise and feel the space before it is too late.
Evidently there are human resources currently wasting away daily. And it will only take a positive change to give everyone a chance to exploit their potential for the benefit of humanity. This positive change we anticipate will come only when we start investing in human capital. It will not come until and indeed, democracy becomes the Government of the people that is a government that considers the people as his superior and her boss, until democracy, becomes the government by the people that is a government truly and certainly chosen (elected) by the people, with the people having the authority to change it purposefully, until democracy becomes that government for the people, a government that its focus is on ensuring the social principle of loving, caring and supporting his people is a priority above any personal ambition.
However, the change will not be effective without the idealistic reorientation of our communities toward building programs or initiatives that make for development. Without the people understanding the social principle and having the willingness to be their brothers’ keeper, to hold each other’s blood so sacred to be spilled for any reason, the change we earnestly desire will only be in our dreams.
It is pertinent to state that at frugal we believe in the social idealistic principle of love, care, and support for others. For us, loving is not complete until you care for the person you love. Supporting the vulnerable is the evidence that we love and care, that we can identify with their pain and are ready to make the pain easy and temporary for them to bear. This is what makes frugal thick. This is why we say, to achieve our desired change, we have to first identify who we are, then find our potentials, in addition to these, we have to push our dreams through the social idealistic principles that are “to love, care and support others.
A society that has not identified her uniqueness cannot resolve her differences. A society that cannot love, care for, and support each other cannot, will pay the price of perpetual unrest. At Frugal Foundation we choose to love, care, and support others and we are determined to build nations across the world.
Won’t you rather join our camp?
Article By Frugal Empowerment Foundation, email:[email protected]