I was thinking about how far we have come in Changing the status quo, but paused when a thought came to mind… Does changing the status quo end at just writing (or reading) the posts, or we are going further to put into actions the lessons we learn?
With our system of education, we are quite used to learning only to forget, since in our quest to avoid failing a paper, we put in our best in order to at least pass. Frankly speaking however, if you ask me to explain some concepts I learnt just last semester alone, I may not even be able to remember, let alone teach you. This could also be because I most probably did not enjoy a course and as such did not even make a conscious effort to keep it in mind after ‘disposing of’ the information onto my examination paper.
Unfortunately, if we apply this to our lives, we and the generations ahead of us could be worse off.
“Do yourself a favour and learn all you can, then remember what you learn and you will prosper.” – Proverbs 19:8.
Sometimes, in thinking about how far (or not) we have come as a nation, I wonder if those ahead of us ever once committed to always do the right thing but ended up forgetting as time passed. Time seems to have a way of causing us to forget, as the higher we go, the dimmer some images become. It takes a conscious effort to keep our eyes open and apply whatever lessons we learn in the classroom of life.
I would like to pause here and have the privilege of appointing you into an office I believe only you can occupy and perform excellently as a result of the lessons you and I have learnt together in the School of Life. The title of this position is THE CARRIER.
Your job description is quite simple:
– To be a walking signpost of the need to be the change we want to see.
– To choose to speak positively instead of complaining.
– To resolve to hold on to the right values no matter how rapidly the world changes.
Main values include: Honesty, Forgiveness, Humility and Respect. As these values are harnessed, more values will be attracted to these ones.
The qualifications required for this job position are even simpler:
You just need a willing heart and a desire to see the status quo changed.
This position lasts for a lifetime, but does not promise to be rosy all the time. At times, you may not even be paid your due when you know you have done your best and most of the time, your Chief Rewarder (GOD) remains unseen. However, this position offers a great opportunity to make an indelible mark in the lives of those who come your way.
But why the title THE CARRIER?
This job position is by no means a glamorous one, but carries a lot of weight and responsibility. It sums up your mandate to spread good and to remind others to not only inspire change, but be the change.
This position is not exclusive to you alone but to many others who are willing to step up to the plate and take up the position. This could be a plus, depending on your attitude towards others.
This job has more on the job training than it requires prior experience.
Changing The Status Quo is not just a blog to be read and hailed, and is nothing without you. It will only be effective if only we all decide to be CARRIERs of the message and put into practice whatever we learn.
Hopefully, with you accepting to take up this position, Ghana is going to be a better place, and the status quo is indeed going to be changed!