A lot comes to mind when this very word is hit upon. There is no doubt that a lot of people will have different explanations as to what they view as success. It could be in the form of money, fame, peace of mind, and so on.
Quite recently, there has been an uprise in killing and which involves quite a number of Ghanaian youth, and the one that had a lot of attention was that of the Kasoa killing involving the two youth. The most interesting thing about this is how one of the kids was not remorseful in any way. One can see the desire to get money was greater than any other emotion making people question the upbringing.
These kids grew up in religious homes but yet they turn up this way, people who have lost faith in the church may argue. Forgetting that how information is digested by individuals differ. The word of God does not teach acquiring quick money in foul means but rather hard work and this can clearly be seen in Proverbs 19:15; which says, diligent hands will rule but lazy hands will suffer forced labour. This highlights the fact that it is okay to be strong in faith but also work hard to enjoy the fruits of this world.
Religious bodies however should do their possible best to not only feed their folks spiritually but also put measures in place to help physically by introducing initiatives that will equip them to fend for themselves when the need arises.
Government should listen to the plights of its citizens in order to get the system working because if the system is fixed, the killings and so on will come down even if it doesn’t go completely. If all this is done properly, the government then becomes the” government of the people to the people”. Individuals with the means should help out in whatever way they can as the Ghanaian local adage says “Two heads are better than one”. Not forgetting that till we are ready for the gain of our country and not ourselves, we will be stagnant in whatever we do and this includes putting asides our political differences when it comes to mother Ghana.
In conclusion, we must keep in mind that, becoming successful whatever way we want, should and can be done the right way if we put our mind to it. There is a famous Bemba proverb in Africa that says ” Take care of the neck, necklaces are not difficult to find” meaning, take care of yourself as wealth will always be there to be found. Our country needs us in this dire era and so, let’s do the need