GOVERNANCE AND BAD INDIVIDUALS

Mohammed Bin Rashid in his book, wrote about how that at a certain time he had an encounter with a journalist who asked him what wish he will make for Dubai if given the chance. He hesitated in answering that question and according to him, he realized that everything he would have wished for Dubai, are things he himself could provide.

This wasn’t an answer to dispute the existence and power of God. He however, realized that God made everything he needed available for him to better the lives of the citizens of Dubai.

It’s amazing to realize that Dubai is not even a country; rather a city in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai can boast over fascinating feats other countries can only pray and why is that possible?

They have individuals who see Leadership as serving the people rather than serving themselves. The citizens come before “I”. Bin Rashid wrote of the sacrifices his father made for Dubai. Dubai believes in a leadership of showing the citizens what to do rather than telling them what to do.

The idea that how a single individual’s act can change a nation is something that should get us to question ourselves.

Israel prides in the ability of its junior staffs to correct their superiors when they are making mistakes or on the wrong; because they believe that no one is knowledgeable in all things.

We should not desire of God to do what he has placed in our hands to do.

The problem of bad governance, is the problem of bad individuals and for every nation to thrive, it’s citizens and leaders must be honest to themselves and take responsibilities for the change they desire.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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