It’s Wednesday. The week is flying past. I wonder what the day will bring.
I’m reading a book about 3 young women doctors doing their internship at a rural hospital, and although it’s just a story some of it makes me so mad. The bit that made me throw the book down in disgust is one of them who approached the hospital superintendent (obviously a politically connected appointee because she has no clinical or administrative experience) to have the children’s ward cleaned and painted and the woman turns it down on the basis of a lack of funds, having just re-done the boardroom in admin in leather seats etc.
It reminded me of how often those in authority deem themselves more important than their responsibilities.
Then I started thinking about Gaddafi (I probably need a double dose of blood pressure meds today). The man led a ‘revolution’ and has now become the obstacle to revolt against. How many revolutionary leaders are actually good for their countries.
Stalin sprang to mind, a people’s revolution that in its aftermath killed untold numbers. Mugabe? Papa Doc? Is it inherent in a revolution that the attributes needed to push through to a ‘win’ are exactly NOT those needed to create a peaceful and prosperous country with a ‘better life for all’?
I was thinking about my role, am I better suited to assisting the ‘revolution’ than in running the ‘country’?