October 31, 2010

Do you Have a Calling or Desire to be Somebody ?

Throughout our Formative years, as we grow and become more knowledgable to our surroundings, there is a tendency to perceive a Calling or desire to be Somebody. There are three classes to this phenomenon; Those who can plan their future successfully, those who do not have a clear idea and wait as things develop and finally those who come to this world without any idea of what to do with their lives.

In the above photograph of about 1972, the Wingate High School graduate (arrow) in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia and others are posing proudly for the photographer of the Haile Sellassie I Prize Trust. Is it possible to guess what career they will follow or What important person they will become or do they look like they have a Calling for Ethiopia? What is the opinion of most people about the person identified by the arrow? Who is he? What are his aspirations? It would also be very interesting to identify the rest of the group and what careers they pursued and deeds they accomplished after almost thirty years.

A number of searches revealed the identity of the person (arrow). Today he is the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Meles Zenawi. If you double click on the photo, a larger image of the person is observed with a very stronge resemblance of none other than the Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

The student that could be voted as the most friendly could be the one on the first row second from right. That is right its Meles Zenawi. Best friends in Ethiopia usually hold hands or lean on a friend's shoulder, a practice long gone away in the West where it is frowned upon.

The above student (arrow) is Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia

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