People can change

Egyptians are building no pyramids in the twenty-first century and they still depend on the waters of the Nile. The Fertile Crescent is no longer a place where a man can migrate his 300 plus family and livestock to a new country thousands of kilometres away. The Iraqi people, the successors of the great and golden Babylonians, live in a world where any thoughts of being in charge of the world as far as their boots could reach has to be a result of a mental illness. The Chinese people are still scared of the outside world, making the national army the living version of the famous terra cotta figurines. Across the globe tribalism, greed and political buffoonery are keeping people from acting as humans, and spilling innocent blood. People can change and the conclusion rests on the transition between the changed and the changer.

The inhumanity of people rides a conquering horse

Can people change?

People can change the environment and landscape more decisively than they can change their minds. The will power to change behaviour is a shallow pool and saying yes to the contents of a viral and even noble video does not change the composition of the human heart. People are still liars, selfish, rebellion-prone, proud and stuck in their traditional silos. People change from squirming infants, to precocious juveniles, to focused adults right before our eyes. “People change” ought to be observed first in families, then in villages, then in cities, then in nations. Something else is riding a conquering horse in the arena of people change. It is nevertheless a rare thing indeed for people to change themselves from inhumane beings headed for the grave. To quote from a two-term and unsullied American president’s campaign slogan, “Yes, we can”.