The unfortunate tragedy in Africa is that we have allowed the chickens to lead the eagles! You know the chickens are leading the eagles—: When one’s worth, ability, & position are determined by one’s degree, pedigree, and blind agreement. When respectability depends on activity and not productivity. When excuses are the best explanation for failure. When we prefer watching TV to reading (eagles read while chickens watch TV). When we manage to convince ourselves that chickens are actually eagles. When plain stupidity is paraded in the guise of administrative savviness. When…. This is the order of the day in much of Africa.—S.K. Pipim, The Transformed Mind, pp. 235-236.
Be an EAGLE, Not a Chicken