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To Develop, Africans Must Change Their Mindset

Africans must change their mindset of reasoning if Africans truly wants to emerge

In a story, an African man was given the opportunity to ask for 
anything he wants. The condition was that, whatever he gets, his 
brother would receive double. He thought about asking for a 
house; but he did not like the thought of his brother having two 
houses. So he thought about asking for a million dollars to go to his 
bank account; but again, he was unhappy with the thought of his 
brother having two million dollars in his account. The man sat down 
and thought hard, “What can I have and still be better than my 
brother when he has double?” 

So, he thought of having one of his eyes removed so that his 
brother might have his two eyes gouged.

This sounds like a very 
unlikely story; however, this is the typical mentality that has set 
Africans backward for ages and caused witchcraft to thrive in 
Africa. An African wants to be better than his brother at all costs. 
The African man is only careful to share his beer, not his books; to 
spread his diseases, and not the cure; to transfer his problems, and 
not the solution. Africans must change this mentality for good.

When an African man fails, he wishes his brother same fate so that 
he won’t be the only one who had tasted the bitterness of failure. 
An African man is happy when evil besets his brother.
When most African men succeed, they want to enslave their 
brothers; they try to make the class gap between them and their 
brothers widen daily. An African man wants to outperform his 
brother in every area and most African men do not want to let their 
brothers have any chances of success because they want to be the 
only ones succeeding. Africans must change this kind of wicked ideas.

When an African man gets to sit on a seat of authority, he wants to 
keep it to himself and refuses to give anyone else a chance to sit. In 
African schools, students who can afford textbooks do not let 
other students borrow their textbooks because they want to stay 
top of the class or they don’t want to give another student the 
opportunity to perform better than them. When one
independently discovers the way to success, an African man who 
refused to give directions would still do all he can to stand in the 
way of that success. An African man is ready to spend money to 
intimidate his brother and make him look like nothing. 

change their mindset

Africa will become better;When we begin to share books to pass 
knowledge, not just our drinks. When we begin to let others also 
lead without our influence. When we begin to give the same quality 
of food and clothing to both our children and our maids. When we 
let our servants eat on the same table with us.When the boss lets 
his lower staff get paid before him. Africa can become progressive 
when we begin to look out for each other rather than stand in the 
way of one another. When we can sincerely say, “let my brother get 
it too, and if I can’t get it, let me help him get it” Africans must change their mentality to cause things go better for all Africans

Are you a typical African described there? Change your mentality and help others.

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