#AwakeningYou: THE WONDERS OF THE MIND – by @StevenHaastrup
Published:12 Feb, 2013
It is not just nature that came from the thought process; everything you can see today came from the unseen hand of the thought process.
Good day and welcome to #AwakeningYou, a Tuesday weekly script of #StartupNigeria. My name is Haastrup Steven.
The truth is that man is a thinking centre living in a thought world. We created the means of communication and transportations and have improved on them over the centuries. That you can from your cell phone call anywhere in the world is a credit to man’s thinking ability. The Internet is a marvel. There is more information now at a click of a button than at any time in history. The world has become a village. Air travel has ensured we maintain physical contact from across the globe. The latest Airbus craft carries more than 800 passengers. That is an elephant in the air. And guess what, man made it!
Education is Key! Education has advanced – taking the human mind to a new level and honing his thinking skills. The fields of medicine, agriculture and science have witnessed a stupendous advancement. In the world of business, man has demonstrated a rare conquest. From ground zero, man has built a financial empire that astounds and confuses the world. One niche idea after another continues to change the way we think and do things. Can you imagine what it was like when camels were the primary means of transportation? Can you imagine a world without a television? For God’s sake, can someone tell me how we coped in the days without the cell phones?
We have moved on. Thanks to God. I am sure He looks down and sees what we have done with the minds he gave us and he is delighted. Now, not all our creative endeavour has been positive. Man has created sex toys and sexual orientations that give him pleasure outside the natural sexual relationships between a man and a woman. We have bombarded the television screens and the Internet with pornography and sexual perversion. We have created the slogan, “If it is not sexy, it won’t sell.” We have received so much from the environment but we are giving so little back to it. The result is environmental abuse and degradation.
In contrast, in leadership, the engine room for change and development, has been grossly abused. Leaders have become tyrants, despite their inefficiency and incompetence. Our world is less safe today than it should be. The same mind that created the Internet created terrorism. I am sure God looks down at the way we have used our minds negatively and he wonders if we will ever learn from history.
But you see, God is not uptight about the negative use of the minds in our world today. He knows they are products of crooked and perverted minds. But he knows there are still many good minds like yours around and that there is nothing that is bad with this world that cannot be corrected by what is good about the world. So, he banks on you and me to use our minds creatively and positively to correct the ills in our society and advance our world.
This world is a thought world and you are a part of it. You have got all it takes to make a major contribution. Yes, you do.
Thank you for reading through.
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Haastrup Steven is the Executive Director of Startup Nigeria; He is a freelance writer, public speaker, startup trainer and a lover of God. He is a fan of technology and its influence over our lives and the society.
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