There are some discussions that are of paramount importance in certain regions across the globe so much that people in those regions tend to think of these things as normal and somewhat ubiquitous. This is because of the enticement of the often useful Localised Logic. Whilst Localised Logic helps us to fixate of things that affect us immensely in the spirit of curtailing them, it may also instill ignorance and unhealthy tolerance in people.
In Zimbabwe, HIV prevalence is so high that we are often persuaded to think that the rest of the world has the same statistics, often leading to nonchalance and helplessness about the matter. However, take for instance, Afghanistan has a prevalence rate of one in ten thousand people- something we ought to remind ourselves, especially the young, instead of just forcing them to mug up slogans about HIV. People need to know that our plight is something that can be overcome and what better way to tell them than telling them about the resilience of countries such as Afghanistan?
About The Editor
This article was written by Herbert Uba, an engineering student from Zimbabwe. His simple intentions is to help Zimbabwe by initiating discussions that could be helpful to in personal growth and in national building.