This saying comes from great people who knew the meaning of responsibility. They said this because they knew that when one is responsible, he can achieve great powers. Great powers can be achieved in many aspects, such as in the social, political, economical, and religious realms.
Although all of these aspects are in our culture and are viewed as important, the political aspect can be oftentimes viewed as the most critical. When a person is engaged in politics, he eludes fear and favour due to the momentous tasks that he faces on a consistent basis.
Currently, no one can still wonder or doubt that the people of Rwanda are united. The government has made a high priority for reconciliation and unity among the people of this country. Due to these efforts, Rwandese have accepted responsibility for the good future they want for their own nation.
Having great powers and responsibility for one’s self, as well as being able to understand responsibility to the nation, has greatly improved. This reminds me of a principle in leadership, “Seek first to understand, and then to be understood”.
Presently, people who have realized the meaning of great responsibility should now have started to teach and bring up others around them, such that we may not only develop economically but also develop our mental skills as being “great thinkers of the world”.
More to this, the future needs more educated and critical thinking youth. This lmplies first seeing the outcomes of what you want to do or to become so that you may become prepared for the future.
Due to this, I encourage youth who have chances to study and master international languages to increase their efforts, as it is said, “Doors of change are opened from inside the hearts”.
When you are responsible, you have a dream to succeed in life and become meaningful in this world. However, if you do not face your responsibilities you will be a failure not only to yourself, but also to the people who surround you and your country.
The author is a student at Sonrise High School.