Not all of us can do financially for other Pakistanis. I understand that. Not all us of can fix the roads, water shortage, poverty, education, healthcare. I also understand that. Our problems can not be fixed immediately, that i understand the most. But what i fail to understand is that all of us Pakistanis claim to love our country more than other nations but majority of us promote negativity about Pakistan, more than other nations as well.
What Pakistan needs the most is positivity. What Pakistan needs the most is hope and belief in its future. Because you can have all the education, skills, knowledge and verbal patriotism but if you lack a positive attitude about the future, nothing will help you. Instead of talking about what is wrong with Pakistan and its ills, start to promote what is good about Pakistan. Promote what you love. Do not talk about what you hate. The basic tenet of loyalty is that you discuss the goodness of something or someone and encourage that someone to get better, and encouraging to get better does not come from bashing it.
Pakistan is nothing other than being made up of Pakistanis and all Pakistanis have one thing in common. We may differ in languages. We may differ in provinces. We maybe different in social classes and even educational background but we share one thing in common. And that thing is our mind. We all have a mind. And a mind which does not think positively about Pakistan can never produce a positive life for you within Pakistan. And being positive does not mean that we forget the negatives of our country and shove it under the carpet. Being positive means that we fight the negative and turn it into a positive. And a negative mind can never produce positive results. So the most important thing BEING A PAKISTANI that you can do for Pakistan is to become a Positive Pakistani. To begin to think positively about Pakistan. Talk positive about Pakistan and then do something Positive for Pakistan. But before you do something Positive for Pakistan you have to stop talking negative about it because a negative thinking mind can not produce positive results.
People talk about how they are not happy in Pakistan. Well let me tell you something. Happiness is not about wanting something better all the time, happiness is a learned trait. Happiness is about appreciating what you already have while working positively towards getting what you want. Until the day we get a positive national self image, we will not progress. So the next time someone says something negative about Pakistan, instead of getting sucked into that negativity, refuse to hear about it. Just like you will refuse to hear any negative comments about your mother.
Pakistan is a bigger mother than our own mothers because our mother’s mother is also Pakistan.
This is guest article by Mir Muhammad Ali Khan.
Mir Mohammad Alikhan is internationally renowned Investment Banker, Entrepreneur & Capital Markets Advisor. At the age of 29, he became the youngest Chairman and Founder of a Full service Investment Bank in America and the first Muslim to have owned an investment bank on Wall Street. He has had a successful career as Founder & Chairman The Financial Group, Inc., Federal Advisor to Govt. of Pakistan, a Member of New Jersey Governors Council, a Senior Advisor to New Jersey State Mayors and US State Senators. He introduced Islamic Banking Research into mainstream America by co-sponsoring and advising Harvard University to launch Harvard Islamic Finance and Information Program (HIFIP).
He also developed “THE WORD’S FIRST ISLAMIC BANKING BENCHMARK INDEX on WALL STREET Named:KMS-SAMI: (Socially Aware Muslin Index) Which Is Now A Functional Index Run By The Dow Jones Indices. He has also been featured in “Who’s Who of Top Executives in the World”. Featured in “Humans Of Pakistan” and in 2015 he became the first Pakistani ever to have a movie produced on his life through a first time co-production of Hollywood and Pakistani production house Sermad Films, The Producers of the movie “JALAIBEE”.WWW.MIRMAK.NET/Biography