One of the surprising indicators I look for is how often individuals raise the issue of their personal rights when interacting with others.
The sad reality is that the understanding of empowerment that is current our country at the moment seems to confirm the issue of expectation rather than that of contribution.
It seems then that we require a shift from rights-based ethical discourse to virtue-based ethical discourse. This shift will be accompanied by a conversion from slavery and victim-hood to freedom and benevolence.
The liberalism of Europe is passé because the politics of Africa is on the march. These are the politics of Convergence and the Bill of Duties.
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.
What this suggests is that as we mature there is a change in the proportion of the mix of our intent from more self focused in the beginning to more other focused in the end.