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African Proverb: “A child’s fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which its mother puts into its palm”
MEANING: A mother often has the responsibility to teach her child some of the hard, ugly aspects of life without having the child experience them (touch and get burned). And, literally, she would not have her child hold a hot potato (a yam). But in order for the child to not get “burned” in the future, the mother must let the child see or, at least, tell the child of potentially harmful scenarios. In other words, she must place the yam in the child’s hand. A loving and protective mother can’t be overly protective if that child is going to grow into an independent, self-confident adult. Preparedness is the key.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
I have today held talks with my South Sudan counterpart, His Excellency Salva Kiir, at State House, Entebbe. We focused on regional issues but importantly how to ensure peace and stability returns to South Sudan.
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People must learn that when a woman likes a man, she will like him any way. You can cut him up, you can bad mouth him, you can lambast him, you can dig up dirt on him or you can dress him down publicly, but she will like him any way. You can show up with more money than him or you can revile him publicly, but she will like him any way. It is called the Woman type of love. What she sees in him is NOT his flaws. What she sees in him is the man he is capable of becoming!