Minced Musing – 12 July 2014

I work in Nigeria and one thing that amused me initially was how people were quick to say sorry when they consciously do wrong and you bring it to their attention. What moved that amusement to anger and shock was how when the person said sorry, he got angry when you still went further to reprimand and demand reasons. It is as if just saying sorry is enough to cover all ineptitude.

The government publicly acknowledging that we are in difficult times is not enough. Sorry is not enough. Why? Because if you don’t know and understand how you moved from A to B in your journey south, no amount of optimism can prevent you from moving towards C in the same direction.

What brought us to this difficulty? What could we have done better? How do we reverse this trend?

These are more important than just simple acknowledgement.

This is part of the full picture.

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