Instead of raising millionaires & billionaires, we’ve succeeded in producing nillionaires (people with a lot of nothing or people with next to nil). The richest continent in the world is inhabited by the poorest people on the globe. Mediocrity is the new standard of excellence. PHD means “Pull Him Down” or “Pull Her Down.” We excel at hammering those who stand out. And we clip the wings of our soaring eagles so they can become chickens like us. This is Africa. It is not the Africa that ought to be. Somebody must ask “Why?” By asking this question, we can begin to address the “what” & “how” solution to our African problem.—S.K. Pipim, The Transformed Mind, p. 198.
Be an EAGLE, Not a Chicken