They say the first law of madness is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. When you have failed for so long, the only proper thing to do is look back and identify areas where you have made mistakes to correct them. Then and only then will salvation come.
Gratitude is a necessary attribute for any nation that plans to move forward and be great. Great people are grateful people.For the purpose of this topic I believe it won’t be wrong to suffice that great nations are grateful nations.
In sharp contrast to the rest of the world, Nigeria only celebrates the dead and criticize the living. A man is not great till he is dead. We are blessed to have some leaders who in the past have played their roles in taking us where we are as a nation today, but we ave forgotten them so soon. Our children are not taught about them.
When the person you’re thanking is no more alive to receive your gratitude, what happens. We just had an election, a transition from one regime to another, to a large extent it was peaceful. Instead of being grateful for the efforts of the past regime, what we had were insults and mass criticisms. Should we allow corruption thrive? NO! that’s a different topic altogether. What we are saying here is we must learn to say “thank you”.
Now we have a new government in place and what we have started is to insult the living light out of the president. No! a thousand times no. This ungrateful attitude has got to stop. Not just with leaders but also in our relationship with fellow Nigerians. Who said it’s wrong to say ‘thank you’ to the taxi driver who dropped you at your destination? ‘But I’m paying for it’ Yes you are, but what if you didn’t get one, even with your money.
We must learn to be grateful, celebrate the living and not the dead. Our leaders no matter how bad or corrupt they were had one or two things they contributed to making our lives better, let’s thank them for it.
What about God? how grateful are we as a nation to God. Nigeria is one nation that has so much and yet posses so little. Gratitude for what we have will bring what we need. we must change our way of living and teach our children to live right. Nigeria can be a great nation if we practice gratitude.Thank you for reading.