OpEd, Politics

We live today and die tomorrow. So, live a life worth celebrating

The world is rotational. No one owns the world at all. People come and go. Gentleness comes and leaves. 10 years ago, 11 girls fought over me, but today, unfortunately, not even half a girl looks at me with affection. Yes, that is what life means. When it is your time, it is your time. When it is other people’s time, it is other people’s time. It cannot always be your time.

There is time to laugh at others and there is time for others to laugh at you. There is time to ignore and there is time to be ignored. There is time to be begged and there is time to beg. There is time to enjoy and there is time to be sad. There is time to laugh and there is time to cry. There is time to exile someone and there is time to be exiled. There is time to walk on a red carpet and there is time to walk on the bare soil. There is time to lead and there is time to be led.

Do not think you are everything. Do not think your leadership is everlasting. Do not overlook, feel proud, harass, dictate, corrupt, suppress, disrespect, kill, or do anything that harms humanity and changes the excellent course of your leadership. When it is your time to lead, lead with just, honesty, fairness, wisdom, and respect.

If you do not do it that way, you may receive the same treatment by the time you are led. It does not kill a leader to be humble. It does not kill a leader to forgive. It does not kill a leader to serve and allow others to serve as well. Even if you have committed atrocities, allowing others to take over can soothe the country’s heart to forgive you.

Would Nelson Mandela have lived until 2013 if allowing others to lead kills people? Would Goodluck Jonathan, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Mohammed Buhari be living now if, indeed, allowing others to lead kills people? Would Uhuru Kenyatta be living now if stepping down kills people? Would Jakaya Kikwete be living now if serving your tenures and stepping down peacefully kill people? And the list continues.

There is time to be rich and there is time to be poor. When you have wealth, do not assume you will never be poor again. Remember wealth that lasts long is that wealth which is prayed for by the people you have helped. Your own prayers are not enough to keep your wealth from escaping. If you do not help people or you help people with pride, your wealth is going to disappear like a needle.

You know how a needle disappears? Just like that. No one says I saw it going this way. It disappears without a trace. Do not overlook the poor. Do not enslave the poor. Make them become rich through your wealth. If all this cannot make your wealth long-lasting, then the good things you have done to people when you were a rich person will now get back to you.

If we ourselves come and go, then what are our belongings to remain here forever? If we ourselves outlive our lives, then what are our titles and positions to remain here forever? Nobody is buried in a position. Even when a president dies in power, the body is buried and the position remains on earth with open arms, waiting for another leader to assume it. Lead with just so that you be led with just. Pay attention to people so that you are paid attention to. Do good so that good can be done to you when you are out of power.

It looks like you have conquered the world but that is not the case. You cannot conquer the world forever. You conquer the world today and someone else conquers it tomorrow. That is why it is advisable that when the world is under you, make it a peaceful place for people. If you don’t, the same treatment comes to you when the world is under someone you once mistreated. The greatest person in all these situations is that who worships the phrase “NOTHING LASTS FOREVER”.


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