Proverbs 6:6, “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.”
The ant may be a good model for working hard and doing what we should be doing without needing to be told, but that doesn’t mean that the ant’s methods are the best.
No one will accuse the Afghans of being efficient. But they do know how to get the job done (even if not to western standards). Consider the following video recorded at Camp Eggers, Afghanistan:
These Afghan construction workers refuse to let a second floor keep them from accomplishing the mission. The solution isn’t always the easiest but it just may be the most expedient.
Innovative? Efficient? Safe? Back breaking? You decide.
Since it seems that one of our goals here in Afghanistan is to pump as much money into the economy, this is a most efficient way of doing it. Unfortunately, it does little to modernize a country stuck in the Stone Age.
Maybe these guys should audition for “Afghanistan’s Got Talent.”