To my Power(less) African leaders

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When you let power get to your head, you forget that to be powerful means to serve.
When you let power get to your head, you refuse to acknowledge those who are in need of your services.
When you let power get to your head, you become the oppressed turned the oppressor.
When you let power get to your head, you turn a blind eye to poverty eating away the people’s integrity.
When you let power get to your head, you mimic the leaders from whom you worked so hard to gain your freedom.
When you let power get to your head, you put on the eyes of the foreigner who thinks barbaric is synonymous to Africa.
When you let power get to your head, you don’t understand what it means to be powerful.
To be powerful means to serve.
To be powerful means to know the needs of the people you are serving.
To be powerful means to let the people tell you what they need.
To be powerful means to serve and to lead by serving those in need.

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AnabelAfia

Hello, my name is Anabel and I am 23 years old. I love introducing myself to people (especially because I love telling people my name). I love God and I love talking about women, Africa and education and food. This blog is about everything though so yeah.

One thought on “To my Power(less) African leaders

  1. You’re on point.

    -They have taken Morality out of politics, greed has been fostered, Democracy has been constantly abused, – we are now left with anocracy all over Africa.

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