CategoryUnderstanding Yourself

How to Start Living your Life and Stop Caring about other “Crap”

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My friend confessed to me something we all face everyday: she’s too worried about what people will say, or how people will perceive her if she does something she really wants to do. She’s not living her life. I was once there, and sometime still face the perils. This piece changed how I approached “…but they’d say about me”. This piece is almost verbatim, I only cleaned it slightly to me it “PG”...

The Mis-education of Africans – Part 4

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To wrap up the year, I’m writing the last of the series. And, I’m still under that premise that we are all Africans. I recently finished James Altucher’s book, ‘I Was Blind, Now I See: Time to be Happy’ and there really is no better way to wrap up than refer heavily to his many home hitting points on our mis-education. What is Happiness? “I believed that marriage would lead to a happy life...

The Gospel of my African Fathers

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I’m thinking of going back to the roots of my culture and following in the religion of my fathers. My fore-fathers where Africans, they didn’t care about who Jesus was, or who the Holy Spirit is, or some Western God. Somehow, I’m feeling that the West has sold us lies in effort to draw us continually into conformity and make us forget our culture. I pointed out in an African Studies class that...

The Miseducation of Africans

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Africans have a problem and that problem is Africa. Africa has a problem too, and that that problem is Africa. As an African, I and many Africans find it easier to blame the West (yes, they do play a part), or to blame the continent’s topography or more often, we can blame voodoo. Whichever we can choose to blame, how much have we blamed ourselves? And, not that self-pity of Bill Gates helping...