THE FOUNDATION

A must read;

“A few weeks ago, I did a lectureship at Ohio State University. As I was being driven to the lecture, we passed the new Wexner Art Centre. The driver said, ‘this is a new art building for the university. It is a fascinating building designed in the post-modernist view of reality.’ The building has no pattern. Staircases go nowhere. Pillars support nothing. The architect designed the building to reflect life. It goes nowhere, mindless and senseless. I turned to the man describing it and asked, ‘Did they do the same thing with the foundation?’ He laughed. You can’t do that with a foundation. You can get away with the infrastructure. You can get away with random thoughts that sound good in defense of a world view that ultimately doesn’t make sense. Once you start tampering with the foundation, you begin to see serious effects”

 I have a simple question on my mind this Monday morning as we glean from this insightful conversation. What about the foundation of our lives via everything we do in careers, academics, businesses and life assignments? I guess it’s a good time to reflect as we take stock about stewardship, loyalty, team building, integrity, transparency, and truthfulness, reliability, to ensure we are building for a laudable future rather than get away with these basic infrastructures now and build a life-staircase going nowhere. We need not only put these virtues in the foundation of life endeavours but also have them as pillars of posterity.

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