From Faculty to Prosperity
15 September, 2011
From Faculty to Prosperity

Don’t we all come to this world with certain innate faculties which tend to develop as we mature? Unless of course we intentionally obstruct the development of our talents or circumstantially lose a chance to develop them at all!

Please mind it kindly that I am not trying here to vainly theorize on the subject or ambitiously go for inventing an additional new wheel just in case the stymied mankind needs it. I am only making a very modest attempt to

raise a question of handling the issue by this nation (I will not go beyond Georgia in the present discourse!) to the utmost benefit for the generations to come. Georgia is literally infested with talented youths of both genders. Those talents cover almost all walks of life. The country is virtually bursting with abundance of gifted souls and minds. None of these young men and women seems to be plainly minded, nor are they devoid of aspiration to excel in life. As a matter of fact, there is not even a smattering of simplistic thinking in them about the future. And the reality of the current day routine is that most of them have turned into the seekers of better opportunities in the legendary Western world, reminding me – to a certain extent – of the feverish gold rush of bygone centuries. My most bothering question in this context is what to do with such an overflow of talent, how to channel the fresh national human resource so inclusively that none of it is wasted or mishandled. I also know that nothing will happen by itself, or by leaving the issue in the lap of divine powers. We need to resort to wisely-calculated actions now, without a split-second of delay. What to do? How do I know? If I had the faintest clew, that clew would probably have a price tag of 100 million dollars in the least. My humble job is to remind the society that our national talent is the biggest wealth we own, and it has to be taken care of timely as well as cautiously. If properly used, the aggregate amount of talents of this nation may unequivocally lead to an unheard of prosperity of the Georgian people. We simply have to learn how to make a difference between good and bad when it comes to detecting and channeling those valuable faculties and aptitudes of ours. Frankly, there is nothing more valuable left to rely on – just the talent which we possess so amply.  I might still have one unpretentious piece of mind up my sleeve to share:  maybe we should concentrate whatever scanty pecuniary power we can possibly wield on finding and nursing the national talent, thus making the way from faculty to prosperity as short as possible. Our cherished friend and strategic partner America had once done so and continues to be doing so now – they know value to talent. They simply know exactly which particular talent costs how much. They first find a talent, then use money to nurse it and finally pay the talent accordingly. Accordingly! Because the kickback is huge! How about following the good example?

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