a defence

It is the reformer who is anxious for reform, not society, from which he should accept nothing better than opposition, abhorrence and even mortal persecution. Why may not society regard as retrogression what the reformer holds dear as life itself; – m.k Gandhi

 

Just came back from my home county. I’ve come to the conclusion that they have selected to remain stagnant. It is in their minds as evident in their lives. The darkness of ignorance rears its head in fear. Religion is opium.

 

It takes a man of change to have courage. There is an analogy of poverty and the force or pull of gravity. To defy gravity an escape velocity of 11 kms-1 is required. Physics 101 states that a body with mass has its own force of attraction and as the analogy goes the poor is quite a large mass comparable to any individual that sets out.

The more the merrier gives a false sense of security and belonging. Elect to make that move away from this crowd if you dare. A friend reminds me of Robert Greene’s laws – “think as you wish but act as others”. This is a tough act to play for an individualist.

This brings me to my family and those that surround me in love. They are only politicians, pledging their unwavering loyalty to a constituency of great influence on their decisions –self. The instinct is of preservation however well-meaning the intentions may be.

I am anxious for reform of an economic kind. My reform.

 

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