Brain Drain? We waste so much of our Human Resources simply because we are fortunate (or is it unfortunate) to have a huge variety of Natural Resources, we engorge ourselves in the produce of the planet and neglect, lay fallow the most important of resources--The Human Mind. A country like Switzerland cannot boast of 1% of the resources found in Nigeria but Nigeria cannot boast of 1% of the wealth and standard of living of the Swiss. Until we place a premium of Human Capital Development, we will continue to dance around this mountain, subsidy, electricity, minimum wage, et al.
Forgiveness, just like Love, has definitions to varying degrees or like an onion—layers. I always thought I had the forgiveness thing locked down, yeah right! Just like the proverbial out of the blue, it hit me that I had just erased that part from memory and decided the type of forgiveness I wanted to extend. I found out that I couldn’t (or at least that’s what I had subconsciously agreed) go back if I had the chance. On my way home, it became evident that this sealed can of worms had been in the basement and it is already stinking. It took an interviewer’s probing questions for me to shed light on that chapter in my life’s story. Forgiveness is absolute, but just like everything else, we make it relative and as such varying standards abound. This means what I call forgiveness may not cut it for someone else. While my version of forgiveness may be shallow and warped, yours may be brutally honest. Ultimately, we are responsible for our versions of forgiveness, while it is in our best