We have heard about how slave trade and colonialism have ruined our continent, we have seen how corrupt leaders loot our resources. We live in an era that our budgets can't be drawn without including foreign aid, an era of corruption, we make provision for bribes in our daily activities. We are not bothered by the fact that our environment is engulfed by filth. We have accepted poverty as a part of life.
I find it hard to accept that a continent that has every natural resource one can think of is the poorest. I believe the people of africa have learnt to helpless.
Learned helplessness, in psychology, a mental state in which an organism forced to bear aversive stimuli, or stimuli that are painful or otherwise unpleasant, becomes unable or unwilling to avoid subsequent encounters with those stimuli, even if they are “escapable,” presumably because it has learned that it cannot ...
As a continent we have experienced a lot of hardships and somewhere along the line we accepted that our sorry state is meant to be and thanks to the introduction of Christianity we have found a way to justify our actions.
Like the elephant in the image above, although endowed with great strength, we are held down with a small peg. This is not because we don't have enough strength to break the cords holding us down but because we won't do anything about it.
It's time we dig deep and unleash the strenght locked within. The only way to correct our current situation is to change our mindset.

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