CONSIDERING the enabling gifts of knowledge and free will, attending to the signal import of conscience, and looking at the realities and potentials of the world, every human person is both tasked and expected to look and plan ahead, to pursue and work for an opted goal, and to eventually realize the implication of a well formed “Vision”, a pursuant decisive “Mission” in order to finally deserve the “Fruition” of a work well done.
The opposite of the said triad in effect means the futility of having intellectual and volitional faculties that spells the degradation of human nature and dignity. Not to look ahead is to keep one’s head buried in the ground. Not to move forward is to go backward. Not to accomplish something worthwhile is not to rejoice in anything worthy. The bare the truth behind such negative factors makes someone not more than a mouth to feed, a body to clothe and shelter—something basically and sadly applicable to irrational animals.
The truth is that to have a vision, to undertake the consequent mission and to thereafter savor the fruition of one’s honest venture is but the dictate of reason—considering all the ingrained natural attributions of a human person. Such elementary rational principle is for everyone not incapacitated to know and live by. This is true for a bachelor to a married person—particularly so for a community leader and categorically so for national public official with executive authority and power.
In the concrete case of the holder of a public office with national relevance and impact—specially so in the person of the Chief Executive—not to have a realistic vision for the good of the country, not to do the consequent mission for the welfare of the people, and thereby not to leave a legacy of what is right, proper, and just for the Nation and its citizens—this is a profound shame for the official and a lasting social disaster for all those under his governance.
This brings to mind the imperative of a National Development Plan, the pursuant Regional Programs and the proper Provincial Projects. All these agenda—or substantially the same realities—should be carefully drawn by professionals and experts, and thereafter accordingly implemented by practical and industrious individuals in their respective levels of commitment and responsibility. Otherwise, there would be but pure speculations in the air plus blind chance at work.
Woe to a Chief Executive who is incapacitated from forming a vision, who is laid-down in facing a mission, who is at ease with a “status quo ante”.
10 August 2011