Attention to detail

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All the indicators are pointing in one direction. Anyone can read the signs or hear the call if he or she is ready to pay attention.

Having access to privilege is good. No one should be made to feel guilty or embarrassed about his or her background. Those who have less should be given opportunities to thrive, but it is up to each person to make the most of the cards he or she has been dealt in life.

There are times when truth can be expressed by folks who don’t have the gift of the gab, or the “common touch”. Is it too easy to simply accept preconceived notions about those who really care about the advancement of the majority?

It pays to be vigilant. Anyone entrusted with influence or authority should be held to account. Entitlement can be perceived in the mindsets of those who want to be led, as much as in the attitudes of those who think they are “born to rule”.

Anyone can rise from his or her comfort zone and do constructive deeds. If we scrutinise the choices and decisions that people make in public life, regardless of the principles they claim to stand for, it is likely that we will find ways to peacefully co-exist.

First published on on the 13th of December 2019