April 18 marks the day of Zimbabwean independence. This year is the forty-second year of our freedom from colonialism. There are those boasting about what Zimbabwe has achieved over the years. On the other hand, others feel disappointed and discouraged by what prevails.
Each of the two sentimental viewpoints can advance debatable arguments, with merits and demerits. This confirms the existent polarization between good and evil. It is healthy for people to debate ideas. The winner should be the one representing goodness, whereas the loser represents evil.
Zimbabwe attained its independence in the year 1980. What has happened over those years can either be for the benefit of lessons learned, or for the benefit of massaging nostalgic achievements. Winners represent development, while the losers represent destruction.
The question of whether Zimbabwe carries achievements or regressions can be left with the analytical observers. The objectives of this article are to advance axiomatic formulae and guarantee workable solutions. The last forty-two years are beneficial for lessons, rather than being for nostalgic massaging.
Supposing Zimbabwe stands at where others envisaged it to be, at this point, from the year 1980? The future would be nothing but bleak. Nostalgic massaging grants satisfaction, which itself, invites complacency. With complacency, there is a sense of laxity without any semblance of planning for future development.
However, there is hope when realizing missed opportunities in the past forty-two years of our independence. That realization includes correctional activities, to ensure a brighter future for everyone. The aim should be fixated on achieving the greatest good for the majority.
The hope lies with those recognizing the existence of correctional activities for bringing the greatest good to the majority. The world is hell; as long as advancing the greatest good for the minority. Human beings are special, as created in God’s image. The goodness of a man is found in his ability to think in terms of providing goodness to his fellow men.