THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SELF-RELIANCE IN ACHIEVING NATIONAL SECURITY AND PROSPERITY

Authors

  • ABASHI JOHN ABEDE Social Science Education Department, Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Author
  • MOGA EZEKIEL Arts Education Department, Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Author
  • MAIMUNA ABDULLAHI DANTSOHO Social Science Education Department, Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Author

Keywords:

Self-Reliance, National Security, Prosperity, Significance, Achievement

Abstract

In this article, Self-reliance, National Security and Prosperity are associated or related and of very significant values. This relationship has to do with some fundamental principles which include the basic needs of the people, their safety and so forth. This paper investigates the significance of self-reliance in achieving national security and prosperity. The main theme of self-reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841 Essay is the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency and follow his own instincts and ideas. How an individual avoids conformity and false consistency in his actions in the society and the implications in achieving national security and prosperity is the crux of this paper. It has been proven that different professionals from different fields of knowledge have contributed to 1841 essay on self-reliance. The contributions are accessed inline to their relationship to the significance of self-reliance in achieving national security and prosperity. From the contributions it has been observed that an individual who is self-reliant; that is, he has the social and economic ability to meet essential needs of protection, food, water, shelter, personal safety, health and education in a sustainable manner with dignity; can contribute to national security and prosperity; emphasizing that self-reliance is significant in national security and prosperity. Thus; how the society impacts positively or negatively on our growth and how self-reliance, self-trust, and individualism among others can help us to avoid the conformity of imposing upon us; and so, we can have a clear view of national security and prosperity. Self-reliance means you can solve problems and make decisions by yourself in yourself about yourself without needing to rely on others- learning to live independently. The observations culminated in strategies of using self-reliance to achieve national security and prosperity and findings which include; young infants in pre-school age need to develop self-reliance for effective leadership; need to acquire skills in decision making and independent thought. Suggestions for improving the hard to realize strategies were made for considerations and recommendations put forward for further research.

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30-04-2024

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SELF-RELIANCE IN ACHIEVING NATIONAL SECURITY AND PROSPERITY. (2024). Journal of African Advancement and Sustainability Studies, 4(2). https://ssaapublications.com/sjaass/article/view/222

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