It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again... who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly... (Theodore Roosevelt)
This quote reminds me of many of the reasons I wanted to move back home. I definitely feel that people should be free to decide where they want to live and not derided for it. However, I did not want to be among those people who criticise but are not part of any solution. For me, I felt that my contributions would be more effective from home. For others, it may lie in a different path. So here's to a 2007 where we each discover what and how we can contribute to making Nigeria a better place to live. Oh, and have a merry Christmas too.