By Fatima al Zadjaliya -
Some people apply a narrow one-sided perspective and judge things as merely black or white without a chance for a middle ground to exist. Others take matters simply and in their quest for peace of mind they ignore unimportant and superfluous things. Those who exaggerate simple things get themselves into intricate labyrinths from which they do not know the way out. You often find them indulged in a state of great torment trying their utmost to analyse problems and find solutions.
People are different in their tendencies and attitudes towards life. If it hadn’t been for this diversity civilisations wouldn’t have been built nor land developed. Without doubt, every society has a set of beliefs and practices as distinguished from other societies. However, convictions and inclinations differ widely from one person to another and that is a healthy and natural tendency.
There is not a single opinion that can be considered absolutely true. Our views and concepts are built through a lengthy process that involves sophisticated blend of views which eventually lead to our forming a certain opinion or adopting a specific attitude.
In order to form correct and convincing visions that can affect others and outshine their opinions, we need to identify our values and clarify our visions to others so that they follow our lead. Everyone has his own guru from whom they derive knowledge or wisdom; those people in turn can possibly become a source of inspiration to others because of distinguished achievements they did in any aspect of brilliance.
Those who are in a position of responsibility are more anticipated and required than others to act in an exemplary way and perfect manner as behaving otherwise would cause them to take erroneous decisions that can negatively affect their organisations. In the first place those who occupy decision-making positions should be praiseworthy and meritorious of the responsibility that was attached to them, otherwise their decisions would be incorrect and not in the public interest, and will only add further burden to the citizens. Such decisions are likely to waste the public money and the people’s energy to no avail.
Creativity is a quality peculiar to special people who need to be encouraged so that they carry on with their distinguished works. For art and literature to flourish, the relevant officials should have broad horizons and wide perspectives as to how to run the cultural institutions. The same goes for other aspects of the public work.