A story is told of two mice and two little people, named Scurry, Sniffy, Hem and Haw respectively. The four were friends, and they would go looking for food daily in a big maze.
It was hard getting to the food, because the maze was both large and dangerous, but whenever they found a big chunk, it was worth the struggle.
One day, the four came across a huge chunk of cheese, so big that they thought it would last them a lifetime. They feasted and feasted on the food for months, and started getting a tad too comfortable, forgetting that as they were feasting, the cheese was running out.
When it eventually got depleted, they had to set out on a new journey so that they didn’t starve.
Scurry and Sniffy were proactive creatures and got off their comfort zones soon enough to embark on their new mission, but Hem and Haw felt quite entitled.
They had developed the belief that the chunk of food they had discovered was supposed to last them a lifetime, and when the food ran out, they assumed that someone had stolen it.
Scurry and Sniffy did find more food soon enough, but Hem and Haw remained stuck in their entitlement, and it was only until starvation set in that Haw came around, and realized that it was time to work for his survival. Hem maintained his ground, and you can guess what happened to him eventually.
The analogy is meant to guide us through changes in our lives, in both personal and professional aspects. It is said that the only thing that is constant is change, so whenever it comes about, only those who are ready survive, like Scurry, Sniffy, and later, Haw.
So if you are stuck in a rut, but resisting change, this is your wake-up call.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Ruto in Trouble As Crucial Details of Uhuru’s Meeting With Raila, Other 6 Big Party Leaders Emerge
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held a crucial meeting with party leaders who support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional amendment Bill.
The leaders include the ODM leader Raila Odinga, ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, NARC’s Charity Ngilu, MCC’ Alfred Mutua, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula and KANU’s Gideon Moi.
Details have emerged that the meeting, held on phone, aimed at quelling infightings among members of the Handshake team as well as laying the ground for the constitutional amendments referendum that is in the offing.
Backstabbing rocks BBI as Uhuru team seeks to avoid referendum
Fresh claims of backstabbing have rocked the Building Bridges Initiative amid reports of a silent push by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s team to sidestep a referendum.
There are growing fears among ODM boss Raila Odinga’s men that Uhuru might decide to kill the referendum by signing into law the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020, once approved by Parliament.
Also causing panic are reports that Uhuru could as well isolate issues that do not need a referendum, sign them into law and then have other proposals considered unpopular go to a public vote.
Ruto’s UDA to support Moses Kuria candidate in Juja by-election
The withdrawal of the United Democratic Alliance from the Juja parliamentary race has seemingly left the battlefield to two parties.
The by-election, occasioned by the death of MP Francis Munyua, alias Wakapee, on February 22, is now expected to narrow down to a Jubilee candidate versus Moses Kuria’s People’s Empowerment Party candidate George Koimburi.
UDA, in a statement released by secretary-general Veronica Maina on Monday, said the party will not field a candidate. The by-election is scheduled for May 18.
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