Shine Young Man... But Be Careful

"An uneducated man is a deadly weapon for any other man with power"

- Woodring Saint Preux -

If you shine in a place where people know nothing but darkness, you will likely be destroyed because you're different.

Same as your eyes take a few seconds to adapt to bright light after they've been exposed to darkness, a society will take years, sometimes decades to adapt to change.

Whether it's change for the better or change for the worse, it takes the same length of time for the population of that society to get accustomed to it

A man once told me it's easier to find a great destroyer then a great builder. Building is a craft and requires precision.

If you see the light, it's in your best interest not to shine too bright too quickly but to slowly get your community accustomed to it.

Eventually, they will see the difference between darkness and the light. Then let them decide.

If you don't want to be a slave of society, then it's not enough to educate yourself and your household. You must educate everyone around you. You must make an active effort to be involved in the wellbeing of your community no matter what race or color they are.

  • A hungry man is a deadly weapon for any other man with a juicy steak.
  • An uneducated man is a deadly weapon for any other man with power.
  • A misinformed man is a deadly weapon for himself and his community.

If you see the light, don't expect others to see it.

First you must show them what the light is, point to it, this way they can see it for themselves next time.

If everyone in your community can see the light, together you can move towards prosperity.

Article by Woodring Saint Preux

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Comments...

Topic thank you for your kind words.
Reply · March 15 at 2:41 PM
Topic ONLY WAY WE CAN SEE THE LIGHT IS TO ASK YOURSELF A QUESTION?DO I HAVE THE LIGHT IN MY LIFE BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE THE LIGHT YOUR LIFE SUPPOSE TO... see more
Reply · March 14 at 3:17 AM
Topic What happens when you see the light, how can you possibly begin to point to that light and have others be willing to take the time to turn to it... see more
Reply · March 08 at 6:16 PM
Topic yea i speak kreol but i cant spell it for my life...mwen ka pale kreole main mwen paka bab ecris kreole...um i dunno wat i just said...who knows... see more
Reply · March 06 at 5:37 PM
Topic This is a great article, rather a good message. It reflects what's happening in our country today.
Reply · March 06 at 8:25 AM

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