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How People Make Decisions

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"What I want to do, that I do not do but what I hate, that I do"
~ Apostle Paul
There is this general conception that we all have a body, soul and spirit somewhere and somehow, within us. Well, it seems to me, the word "Spirit" is also widely accepted among scientists, some call it a disposition (somebody's personality or temperament), others call it the life force of a person (the vital force that characterizes a human being as being alive). Now, we are not here to debate on the right definition, but...
The tiny question that pops up in my mind many years ago wasn't why do people behave this way or that way but how do people behave this way or that way, I think it was due to the fact that I was tired of learning the negative side of people, wanted to know more about the best side of people.
If you are expecting a complete methodology or procedures of steps human beings take to make decisions, then you need to read this, because it's totally diff…

Village Mentality: The Chief of Africa's Problems.

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…they carried the village with them to the city and converted the city to a village. --Mensa Otabil

Though the practice of democratic governance is now widespread in Africa, one soiled attitude (termed the village mentality) has extended its roots into the mental fabric of several African leaders and is diminishing their efficiency at solving the continent’s problems. 
Over the years, each foregoing generation of leaders seemed to have passed on the baton of village mentality to its successors. As Mensa Otabil once put it, "they carried the village with them to the city and converted the city to a village." 
Before I establish my thoughts on the transition of this meretricious mentality from the village to the city, let's make some facts known. Preceding the dramatic revolution in the political ideas of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the prosperity of an European country largely depended on the quality of its monarch (whether King or Queen).  If you had a good kin…