Brainwork or Musclework?

The significant problems we face cannot be solved
at the same level we were when we created them
(Albert Einstein).

I woke up in the early hour of this morning with a
lot of thought running through my mind, amid this
thoughts is the constant reminiscences of the
hours and days I have wasted during my service
year in Anambra state, seating with fellow idle
minds to gossip issues that adds no value to our
life and most of the argument are always
argumentum ad hominem. Most times when am
through with this unproductive engagement of my
mental faculty, it dawn on me that the quality time
that could be channel towards brainwork has been
wasted on muscle work. Hence most of the
argumentum ad hominem involves a constant
standing up and seating down to proof a point or
attack the person.
So as I write this piece, a lot of questions keep
reverberating in my heart but the one that caught
my attention upon which I choose to anchor my
discuss goes thus: do Africans need brainwork or
muscle work to progress?
Senseless though it may sound to any Africa man
if told that what he needs is brainwork not hard
work, but it is not without sense for this blogger
and I will tell you why with conspicuous exemplum
or (exempli gratia) as it pleases your diction.

Africa is a continent that has come to total
disengagement from brainwork and have channel
all its effort to muscle work forgetting that hard
work is not equivalent to productivity nor
efficiency. Africa continent with an estimated
population of over 600million people, the most hard
working populace and the largest mineral deposit
in the world is equivalent in gross domestic
product (GDP) to Belgium, a land with no Gold, no
Diamond, but just 11million people. That is to say;
what the 600million people in Africa produce is
equivalent to what the Belgium with a population of
11million produces (emphasis on GDP has been
made available for a layman understanding by way
of the print and broadcast media).
The asset of a nation is not in the abundance of its
natural resources but in the wisdom of its people
Great Britain from a very tiny island with the most
awful weather, very moody, they have nothing but
until 52years ago, they control the world. They
colonized Indian (over 1billion people), Pakistan,
USA, Canada, and almost the whole countries of
Africa. Hard work could never have achieved this
neither could the presence of natural resources,
hence the population and mineral deposit of the
prey countries was more but with brainwork and
time management they were able to rule the world
until 52 years ago.
The exemplum of Belgium and the great Britain
(British) above is just but the few ways in which
brainwork has made nations great, yet Africans
still wallow in self pity believing that with hard
work, they will someday become even greater than our colonial masters*


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