February 27, 2013

Brawn or brain

Are people solutions or are ideas solutions? Our lives in a democracy must be led by ideas and ideals. Gone are the days when strong men led human beings as just strong men by brawn rather than by brain. Such situations were characterized by power and privilege where the leaders led by charisma, character or cruelty. In the tables turned in times of democracy where we the people are in the lead, brawn cannot be the fuel that propels a society. It must be philosophy and ideals that must be the vehicle of our propulsion. But we the people who hold the reigns must be aware that we indeed hold the reigns. It’s not an opportunity to sell that power to the brawn again for people to be corralled like cattle. If that enlightened thought is beyond us, hope of a better tomorrow is surely out of our reach.

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