Making a Difference
23 January, 2014
Making a Difference
Making a difference is a very difficult thing to achieve. Not everybody can make a difference. Only a chosen few can make a difference. To make a difference, one needs to possess a whole set of strong personal faculties and capabilities, saying nothing of special qualifications that allow a talent to express itself. I have seen a very limited number of people in my lifetime who have made a difference. I am tending to believe that I can make a difference
but I also think that this might be a rather heightened consideration of my flairs and aptitudes. I am sure there are a lot of conceited people out there who are thinking of themselves the same way, but in fact, they are good for nothing. Literally!
How about the governments in Georgia? Can they make a difference? If yes, how much difference do they usually make? And if not, why can’t they make the damned difference? I could get beaten up for asking those scathing questions, but I can’t help it. I swear I am not being sarcastic. I just can’t help asking them. Do governments of Georgia make a difference once they find themselves at the helm? Well, our people are so naïve and so exceedingly optimistic that they tend to believe that governments are capable of making a difference. That’s why we are being so quick at changing the governments every so often in a revolutionary fashion. In the belief that the governments, which happen to be in power, are not good enough to rule the country any longer, we embark on ousting them by taking to streets, hoping that the new government will make a difference. Aren’t we being ridiculous? Even in America, the greatest country of the world with utterly developed forms of democratic governance, the governments find it extremely difficult to make a difference. Same anywhere else around the Globe! The Georgian governments, as the governments of any other nation, would bend over backwards to make a difference but they cannot in most cases. Some might think that this is not true, especially the members of incumbent governments. In reality, the impotence of governments to make a difference is a proven fact, and people always put up with the situation . . . not for long though . . . OK, who is it that can make a difference if the governments have almost zero capacity to do so? Only the people, only the citizenry, only the intelligent and qualified individuals, only us the community can make a difference, and nobody else! All is in our hands – not in the governmental will and power. It is merely us, the people of Georgia who can make a difference that makes a difference. But to make a difference we have to know how to do it. And to know how to make a difference, we need to have relevant skills and knowledge for this. And to have those skills and knowledge, we need to learn, and somebody has to teach us. Where are the teachers? The best educator is of course is the lore, accumulated by the mankind, which we have to be looking into inquisitively and permanently. The next best instructors are the experienced and knowledgeable people inside the country and beyond its frontiers. The nation should be hiring them and listening to them, and doing as they say – the geniuses of the world and the nation. If we don’t do this, we might be left holding a bag while the world is in an accelerated and intensified gear of progress. Lagging behind this process of development is equal to immediate suicide. And we will never catch up with the globally happening progress unless we make a difference as a nation. We cannot wait for the governments of Georgia to make that difference for a simple reason of them being incapable of making a difference. We cannot afford waiting for the time when governments are ready and apt to make a difference. This will never happen. The wait may prove to be interminable. The only difference-making time that could come about is when people are prepared to make a difference. The governmental promises and efforts to make a difference is an inevitable bust. Their labors, pains and hard work, stuck into the public eye, are chronically futile. Too much is pointless in governmental works, which keeps them from making a difference. What else and how well do I have to say to believe me that not making a difference is practically being at a standstill forever. Let governments be governments and let us not ask of them too much of a good. Let them exist and do their job well as they can, and let’s be thankful to them if they are not doing any harm. Let us kill those amplified expectations about their deeds. And let’s stop being ludicrous, folks, and act decisively to tackle the difficulty until the time starts hanging unbearably heavy on our hands. Look at the world – it is awfully accelerated. Are we in step with it? We will never be unless we start making a difference. And I am sticking out a red flag here!
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