“Why some say, the moon, why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why we climbed the highest mountain? Why 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? – Now we choose to go to the moon! We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard! Because this goal will serve to organise all of our energies and skills.” –John F Kennedy

It was not long ago that this announcement by John F Kennedy sparked bewilderment and disdainful scepticism amongst Americans. That however, did not stop this achievement from being brought into existence. It was not only the relentless hope and spirit of a president that set the stage and changed the fate of a nation, but his utter commitment to the cause of progression. It is this very quality Pakistan fails to rectify when choosing its leaders and overlooks when investing in the future. One has to wonder why our neighbours embrace their duty to invest in the future and yet we still remain to be guided into doing so.