I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I'm telling people this, I myself continue with them combined. We've never thought too deeply about the roles things like forgetting or partisanship or inefficiency or ambiguity or hypocrisy play in our political or social life. It's been impossible to get rid of them, so we take them for granted, and we kind of thought, naively, that they're always the enemy.
When people talk, they lay lines on each other, do a lot of role-playing, sidestep, shilly-shally and engage in all manner of vagueness and innuendo. We do this and expect others to do it, yet at the same time, we profess to long for the plain truth, for people to say what they mean, simple as that. Such hypocrisy is a human universal.
For me, There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny. I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master in that line. I have no faith in the policy of squandering one's resources, and in my experience I have rarely if ever met a man who achieved preeminence in money making.. certainly never one in manufacturing.. who was interested in many concerns.
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
By Tijjani Bambale (ANAMA)