A lot of dissatisfied young people are angry at society. They are angry about a system that has left them poor and disenfranchised. This is not a problem. The problem arises when they choose an unproductive venture as a channel for their anger. A lot of youthful energy is wasted on poorly planned projects. It is trendy to talk about how one could start a revolution. However, we should be suspicious of revolutionary movements, there are few benefits to a political revolution or violent social change in the long term. In the short term, you might think the change is here, but over time, nothing changes. Real changes will require long-term planning around personal moral improvement, family building and engagement in economic activities.
Strive Masiyiwa wrote, “What Africa doesn’t really need now are Activists and Revolutionaries… We’ve had a lot of them. What we need now are Great Economic planners, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Creators, Investors and Executioners. Rallies, Activism and Protests could take us somewhere, but in order to drive the change we really need in our societies, we need these other people”. We cannot fight, rally and protest our way into a progressive and productive society. If you engage in these courses of actions, you will soon be locked in a never ending cycle of violence. This will bring even worse economic conditions.
You are better off with a focus on personal moral improvement, family building, and engaging in economic activity. When you become a productive member of society, you will get a seat at the decision table. You will then be able to work out the changes you want. Economic matters are productivity matters. A focus on hard work and rigid morality, will improve the economic situation of your world. This kind of revolution takes a lot of time to come together, but once it takes off. You are sure that it will bring about long lasting changes, and a better future for everyone.