“Brown Leaves Fall, Green Leaves Fall Too.”
I’ve been reading a book called, “I Speak of Ghana.” The book was written by a Ghanaian author, Nana Awere Damoah. It’s a book that captures the day to day experiences of Ghana- a “nation in transition.” Each chapter has a different theme. Chapter six targets the youth and is specifically asking the question, “Are we harnessing the potential of the youth?”
I’d like to share a quick excerpt that I found especially valuable.
“Don’t under-rate the scope of your influence in your youth. Don’t think you have all the time to make a difference in this world. Recognize that both brown and green leaves fall to the ground. Do not let anyone look down upon you because you are young. Life is too short to be little. You have an impact to make on your generation and the time to start was yesterday.
In whatever capacity you find yourself, you can make a difference, because:
It is not the depth of your intellect
or the breadth of your experience
It is not the eloquence of your speech
or the sweetness of your tongue.
It is the extent of your yielding and the strength of your passion.
It is the purity of your heart.”
-Kweku (Sean Lujan)