Many would like to claim the credit for the current political change we are witnessing in this country. It is true that a combination of factors and actors here and there have made their own positive contributions to the change.
Just like the dance competition TV show entitled ‘So you think you can dance?’, I think we should also have a communication competition show entitled ‘So you think you can communicate?’. Because having a good communication with people, is in my opinion, not as easy as it seems.
Sometimes, I wonder if having power is addictive on its own. Seeing that most African leaders have great difficulty passing down the baton of power to potential successors, I usually wonder what exactly these leaders see in power.
These days I hear a lot about how the number of car accidents in Ethiopia is increasing and is becoming one of the leading causes of death in the country. Honestly speaking, it does not surprise me much.
A couple of weeks back, I participated in a retreat organized for our staff members outside of Addis. One of the aims of the retreat was to provide the opportunity to further strengthen the team spirit between work colleagues.
I have read somewhere that ‘Most rich people are rich because they were born into rich families. Most poor people are poor because they were born into poor families’. I agree with this statement. The one thing that being born in a rich family provides you is, I believe, opportunity.
In my younger ages I had a rather skeptic perception about marriage. Just the idea of two completely different individuals in terms of character and life backgrounds forming a union and living under the same roof was something that I found difficult to accept.