COVID-19 Effect: Do you feel engulfed by the bleakness of the future?

Just like a young chick trying to make its way out of the egg-shell, little did it know that its newly found world is so bleak, filled with all manner of predators - all around it.

At the moment, humans are gradually but cautiously creeping out of their 3 to 4-month lockdown abodes, an experience that could not have been predicted the preceding weeks. Many people came to this world and left without experiencing such a gruesome period of time that has left many people in states of bereavement, loneliness, joblessness, and so on.

As every hope seems to be lost and the coming days look overwhelmingly unpredictable, Moral Digest opines that this is not the time to give in to worries, depression, anxiety, drunkenness, and all manner of addiction. If there is any time to be utterly positive, it is now.

Don't ever give in to depression, your life is worth much more than its causes

In reality, the strength and boldness needed to avoid succumbing to such 'defeat' would seem impossible, but a firm mind that peeks beyond the current situation, gaping at the green lights that exist, is indeed the antidote to the current quagmire.

When broken, take a deep breath, calm your nerves, and a brief moment of positive thinking might be what you need to launch yourself into that life-changing adventure. There is surely an opportunity waiting somewhere, for someone with the mindset to locate it.

Be that person! Go for it! You can do it!  

Weekly notes: Getting better everyday

Dear MDers,

As we work collaboratively in promoting moral values and well being amongst us, we believe in reminding ourselves of those 'very common' practices that are vital to our success in every ramification. These practices have over the years become so common that we may have begun to lose their cognizance in our personal lives.

The end of the previous week has ushered us into a new week. We believe taking stock of our past performances with sincere plans to take necessary actions in making amends is one of the sure ways to a sustained progression.

Conducting such self-appraisals, better done in part at the close of every day's activities before looking at the scorecard at the end of the week, would give us better clarity into our personal responses to life's challenges, make amends and move on, well guided with lessons learned.

Have a fulfilled week ahead.

Is this leadership or slavery in disguise?

Politics will always be politics, but when human rights seem to be jeopardized, Moral Digest steps in.

The world read with dismay the alleged inhuman treatment and arrests of nurses in Zimbabwe by the country's security outfit simply because the health workers protested over pay.

                                              One of the arrested nurses in Zimbabwe

This is the same country in which three opposition MDC-Alliance activists disappeared in May after being detained by police while on their way to an anti-government protest

It was later reported that the three women were found badly injured by the outskirts of Harare of which they alleged being abducted, sexually abused, and forced to drink their urine.

                 Opposition youth leader Cecilia Chimbiri was hospitalized after the abduction and torture

Rather than fishing out the abusers, the authorities got the women arrested, charging them of 'lying' about their abduction and torture.

Even though the UN through their human rights experts, released a statement that called on Zimbabwe to end such torture and abductions, the people expect more actions from the global orchestrator of peace if humanity will still repose confidence in it.

Zimbabwe is not the only African country with this inhuman treatment of the citizens by their leaders. Subscribing here gives access to the many unheard cases of bad leadership and injustice across the continent and the world at large. 

We hope the global peace body is not waiting for a holocaust before they take appropriate actions.

Please comment below and share so that justice may be served.

Always avoid being in debt

My piece of advice today is simple.
Try not to put yourself in debt. 
Stop frivolous lifestyles.
Cut your coat according to your clothing material.
You don't need to borrow money to fund that wedding - remember a wedding celebration isn't a business transaction in which you would expect returns on investment.
Don't be pushed by your spouse-to-be into reckless decisions
Check out for any red flags especially pre-marriage - there might still be time to reconsider that relationship rather than finding yourself entangled in it for a lifetime.
Don't impress people by living a life you cannot immediately afford
But impress your life by avoiding hypertension

What was I thinking?

It's no longer news about the arrest and arraignment of Raboni Abbas aka Hushpuppi hence this brief is all about lessons learned.

Without much ado, this somewhat interactive session is for us to evaluate ourselves now before it's too late. I can guess that Raboni would be asking himself, "What was I thinking?"

Is it possible that Abbas never knew that his escapades would fail him some day?

For me, I don't think so because any shady deal, not just financial, but generally speaking, will fail at some point. It may delay, but it will surely bring shame upon the perpetrator.

This is a lesson for everyone but the question is: How many will actually learn from it?