The Stingy Men Association needs urgent reforms

South Sudan prominent journalist, Roger Alfred YoronModi speaking during the conference/photo:FBSouth Sudan prominent journalist, Roger Alfred YoronModi speaking during the conference/photo:FB

Roger Alfred Yoron Modi

The Stingy Men Association needs urgent reforms to achieve its objectives of controlling spending, avoiding misuse/ wasting and putting resources to right use.

Building on my last post on this topic, I’d like to make the following points:

1- There are good people who came up with the idea of the Association or joined in the middle to achieve the above objectives. Those people should work hard to ensure that bad people with ill intensions (different objectives) are not admitted to the Association. And those admitted be restrained from using the Association as a platform for misogyny and spreading hate against women and fair use of money for human development and happiness.

Some people who have weaknesses talking well to women have been using the name of the Association to hide their weaknesses and spread hatred against women while they spend very high on alcohol, meat, etc. Those people should instead use that energy to up their game (talking skills) instead of using alcohol and insults for innocent women as means of happiness.

2- It’s true that some good people have been using the name of the Association for the purposes of jokes on social media when in reality they are not stingy. Such people work very hard, get exhausted and they just want post something, to smile, laugh and have fun.

However, they should take note that, here on social media, there are very many categories of people: young, old, educated and not well educated. There are many people, especially yeh young who look up for good ideas and beliefs from those they see as well educated, enlightened, inspirations, and hopes of communities and countries.

Some of those people, the young especially, who are just forming ideas and beliefs about life, and are unable to see that some of those posts are mere jokes, end up adopting and believing in them in real life. And that’s how many educated, good and trusted members of the society end up inspiring and making extremists, harmful ones (to be certain). When you must post a joke that may not be clearly understood as a joke, kindly include a disclaimer saying it’s a joke.

I’m not a member of the Stingy Men Association, but hopefully, when the needed reforms are done for the purposes of achieving the original objectives of controlling spending, avoiding misuse/ wasting and putting resources to right use, I may consider joining.

The word Stingy, which means “unwilling to spend” may need to be replaced by a unifying word that indicates that the intention is not unwillingness to spend but willingness to spend for something good, to make best use of money. And unwillingness to waste money.

In the meantime, thank you for reading and taking the advice.

 

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