I had just woken from a brief nap that I took in between my duties and was staring absent mindedly on the TV set.

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A documentary on illegal border crossing by Mexicans and other Latin Americans into the USA was being aired by BBC. As I watched, I thought of others like it that I’ve seen in recent times…hundreds of West Africans drowning off the coast of Malta trying to move into Spain and Italy…people living in the forests of eastern Germany from year to year dreaming of moving into European cities to get their hands on the so called western wealth.

During this period, I pondered on one overriding thought – do these people actually believe that by moving from their countries into western Europe, or the USA, they would instantly succeed in life? As though moving from Africa to USA automatically translated into a metamorphosis from poverty to riches!illegal border crossing

Then my thoughts moved on to my recent encounter with a young Nigerian graduate. He told me over the internet that he’d already spent one year in Morocco. He’s waiting for his chance to cross over illegally into Italy, or Spain! In the meantime, this Banking and Finance graduate from a Nigerian University is roaming the streets of Morocco, begging for living!

I think the situation is rather tragic.

It was at this point that I appreciated the fact that these people lacked an understanding of the fundamental principles of success and wealth creation. Millions of them have now ended up as modern day slaves in European and American capitalistic prison yards. Statistical evidence points to the shocking reality that less than 5% of them have the financial capacity to return to their homelands. The rest are victims of an illusion – an illusion that was fed and fueled by ignorance, mental indolence, and sheer irresponsibility.

I hope that my thoughts on this blog will challenge the illusion (among Africans) that western countries equals paradise on earth.
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I pray that my work here will empower my readers to take greater responsibility over their own lives, master the underlying principles of the universe, and translate their dreams into realities.

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WD
WD

Thanks Ingrid for your comments…and thanks for your prayers too.

Ingrid
Ingrid

This is indeed a very true and powerful message. I live on the southern coast of Spain and we see this tragedy almost every day. I pray with you that your work will empower many, many readers to take greater responsibilites over their own lives. God bless you, Ingrid

WD
WD

The reasons for success reside within individuals, not in their circumstances or their environments. I know that. I’m glad, Trudy, that you stopped by. Thanks for your very touching and personal comments.

Trish Jones
Trish Jones

Indeed, it takes more than a move to change the mindset and the interesting thing is that they have left others in Africa who will thrive because though they didn’t move, they “saw” and “spoke” their way out of poverty.

In 2004, I learnt the importance of taking 100% resonsibility for your life. I’m grateful for that lesson since it changed my perspective on a lot of things.

Trish Jones

Trudy
Trudy

I pray that your vision reaches your readers. You provided a very powerful message. The world is full of illusions. We must take responsibility for our own lives. For some, it is easier said than done.

It’s very tragic the mindset of people coming to the western countries in hope of finding the dream. I come from a father who was an illegal immigrant. He became a citizen when I was 15 years old. I remember my father lived in fear. He worked as a farm hand and we lived in the farm house provided by his boss. My father made very little money to advance. It was like he had no choice but to work there. It felt as if he were a modern-day slave. He was a slave to his mental capacity of creating his dreams to reality. Once he became a legal citizen, his life transformed. Now he owns several real estate properties and a trucking business. Only if he had this mindset for success in the beginning.

I thank you for your words. Keep doing what you do.

Peace.