The statement; Opportunity to fulfill dreams affects wellness and wellbeing might seem obvious. Still, hundreds of millions of people lack the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. They live in societies and nations led by individuals who turn a blind eye to the misery of large segments of their population. Indeed, some of the so called leaders who are, in reality kleptocrats, dictators and tyrants celebrate and bask in the opulence of the few in the midst of widespread misery of the populace.
That the lack of opportunity to fulfill dreams affects wellness and wellbeing is readily and arguably most profoundly demonstrated in the nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. In many of these nations, the chronic failure of leadership has frozen the milieu in a state of hopelessness and inanition. The paucity or absence of the basic necessities for decent human existence is pervasive. Lack of clean water, electricity, functioning healthcare system and poor public safety are just few of these deficits. These profound deficiencies and the resultant lack of opportunities have kept the subcontinent at the bottom of the ladder of human development.
In order to reverse the situation not only in Sub-Saharan Africa, but also in other parts of the world facing the same socio-political situation, the leadership must, in theory and in practice embrace the basic concept that opportunity to fulfill dreams affects wellness and wellbeing of the people. There are clearly challenges facing the developed nations of the world. However, in most of these nations, there are checks and balances and sufficient loud voices for justice to hold the leaders accountable for their actions. There are counterbalancing institutions. These are cherished situations which should be nurtured and not taken for granted. Sadly, this is not the case in many nations of the developing world.
My new book, RESCUE THYSELF: Change In Sub-Saharan Africa Must Come From Within, published in April 2017, addresses this issue in addition to other very critical issues facing the failing nations of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a holistic bold examination of the genesis of the failure of these nations and it also enunciates possible solutions. The book also addresses the serious negative consequences for the rest of the world including your wellbeing if the status quo is maintained. Please check it out. The information and the discussion it stimulates are far reaching. After reading the book, I hope you will be more aware of how third world medical disasters can affect your wellbeing.
The book is available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and the publisher’s website at Rowman.com
The book is published by Hamilton Books, a member of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham Maryland.