Outlook School Magazine Atzie Dawit Secondary School, Keren, 1968
How Can We Reform Our Minds
(by Melake Tecle, 10B)
Ignorance being darkness, what we need is intellectual light.
This can be, if we avoid waste of time and waste of energy.
“Time and tide wait for no one.” This proverb expresses all that we are expected to do to satisfy the hunger of our minds. By working hard, we can develop our mind. And by developing our mind we can over-come the obstruction that puts its shadow on our lives.
Let us be the masters of ourselves, and rule only ourselves. This can be done simply through study, thought, and efforts to strive to reach only the first stairs of improvement in our mind.
I know some boys who spend their nights praying without working, hoping that the supernatural will help them. This is an absolute ignorance that cannot be lit even by the powerful sunlight.
Worship does not create knowledge nor wealth. Prosperity and intelligence are the children of working.
Let us turn our attention to our working and studies so as to reform our mind. The only way we can reform our mind is through intellectual labor.
"My political obligations? I am a Black woman … in world that defines human as white and male for starters. Everything I do including survival is political."
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