The Role of our elite must prevail

By Aaron Berhane December 2009 On every occasion, the elite have led society. We perceive educated people, wise people or religious leaders as the eli...

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By Aaron Berhane
December 2009

On every occasion, the elite have led society. We perceive educated people, wise people or religious leaders as the elite because they influence society. Though they are few in number, they play a crucial role in cultivating or destroying society. The majority of people tends to follow their elite.

How do we evaluate the role of our elite in the community? Are they doing their best to cultivate the community? We must speak without reservation. Educated people study the challenges of a situation, understand and analyze its negative and positive aspects. They then communicate their knowledge about how to fix the problem, showing the community the light of hope that awaits at the end of the tunnel. They improvise a plan that will help the people march towards the ladder of success. They help to settle controversial issues that arise. We recognize them as elites for their positive and influential activities. Do you think our elite play the above role?

Except for a few, the majority of our elite do not give our community the attention it deserves. They haven’t invested adequate effort to help our community mature; they haven’t played a leading role in creating a constructive dialogue. Of course, some have tried their best but have given up due to lack of results. Others have preferred to ignore the community, simply assuming that it is none of their business.

As a result, our community is not progressing at the speed we wish. There is a lack of tolerance and the community still operates at its most basic level. We have a long way to go in becoming an excellent role model for our children.Therefore our elite must play a crucial role in 2010. We wish to see their unity solidified, their movement activated and their energy sparked to take our community one level up. Happy New Year!

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