Sam Adeyemi, Senior Pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre has said the reason why there is hardship in Africa is that the average African was raised in a difficult environment.
He said this in a series of posts on his Twitter account on Sunday.
According to the cleric, an individual tends to inflict others with hardship because he grew up in a culture that accepts hardship as a normal way of life.
He continued by saying that the individual becomes suspicious when things work too easily for him and that he will be afraid it will go bad again.
He said: “The average African is raised in a difficult environment, and eventually develops unconscious bias for hardship. It then does not bother him to inflict hardship on others. When things work too easily, he can be suspicious, afraid things may soon go bad. #values.
“It’s easy to put the blame on others, but if you grew up in a culture that accepts hardship as normal, there is a high likelihood you accommodate it and afflict others with it, possibly unconsciously. What is in the soil is what you find in the tree. #values.”
Adeyemi, however, stated that the environment can change for the better when we shift our mindsets and behaviour toward investing in thoughts in making things easier for others.
He further stated that making things easier for others which is an expression of love is one of the catalysts that create wealth in a capitalist economy.
He, therefore, advised that people should be willing to improve on the quality of products and services they offer as well as show others how they offer the services.
“Making life easier for others is an expression of love. It is also the way to create wealth in a capitalist economy because it obeys the basic principle of money. Money is a means of exchange of value. Cultures that make life easier for others prosper more. #values
“Our world changes for the better when we shift our mindsets and behaviour. Will you personally commit to always invest thought into making things easier for others? Will you improve the quality of products and services you offer and the processes for offering them? #values
“If you occupy a leadership position, your beliefs and values affect your leadership. Are you making things easier or more difficult for them? Always bear in mind that the way you treat your followers is the way they will treat one another. Leaders shape values. #values,” he tweeted.