THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM

It is important that noone ask you to

When you were once indoctrinated and you are awoke. How you feel SORRY for the indoctrinated being used and they think they are at a better position. I had a nice conversation with my friend yesterday about those people who are moving behind with 10 years before they start knowing how the Western people truly operate. How Caucasians look at you as an African or Asian, even someone from Middle East.
I have always been active in our Dutch society I am living in for 26 years even before I had children. I would come into newspapers because I always had something to say because of the “Love” I have for my people globally. I have worked for huge companies of the Netherlands such as Unilever and Smit International, Maersk and other huge shipping companies. Even small companies. Never have I worked as a civil servant even if I had the biggest chances to be one because of their good working hours, long holidays and allowances. I told myself, I can only be a Civil servant when I am old and need to settle down without having to think too much or be creative. I have never applied for any form of benefit. When I want to be a little bit more dependent I thought.Until I discovered that as long as you are still spiritually attached to Africa you will somehow struggle to be where you truly want to be in Europe unless you sign a contract with an organisation that will instruct you what to do.
Let me go back to my point. When I wanted to start a Non Profit Organisation. I got a lot of empowerment from the bank, and other organisations who were willing to promote my Organisation, when they saw that I was very much of an African origin with a patriotic mind yet very open-minded such that I managed to learn Dutch language and Culture in a very short period of time. They connected me with organisations that were already working together with Africa. I didn’t feel comfortable because of how these organisations operate. Before any organisation starts to EMPOWER you as an African Entrepeneur. Ask yourself what they want in the end, what is their benefit. If you are a true African and you recognize the struggle your people have been through and are still going through. You cannot put EGO and popularism upfront before asking yourself whether its a new form of Colonisation. You cannot keep selling your heritage for a personal gain through the back door. Yet some are struggling to maintain this for the nature for the future generation. Think about these people who are moving 10 years behind in knowing who these people truly are.We have been there and have been protected from doing stupid stuff for money, yet maintaining poverty within your family and people. I used to be the only African whom they would call, ” at least you are different” you are very clever. You can speak good Dutch. I found that annoying. There are certain things that you cannot expect me to do.

It is important that no-one ask you to

🔴 Tell a directed story about my African roots to suit certain circumstances yet I know what’s truly going on.

🔴 Work for a developmental program to EMPOWER my roots yet at the same time not truly informing me what’s your benefit looks like.

🔴 I cannot let you write my story without my consent not my awareness of the

🔴 Tell a directed story about my African roots to suit certain circumstances yet I know what’s truly going on.

🔴 Work for a developmental program to EMPOWER my roots yet at the same time not truly informing me what’s your benefit looks like.

🔴 I cannot let you write my story without my consent not my awareness of the consequences.

These are the days when women in business organised meetings and empowerment networking high tea's. Mostly financed by the council.

How about the next generation?

We reflect, we project and we react. Sometimes we get stressed on our own because we have become the most lonely people on planet.

Not so long ago, people didn’t have social media. We would make the best what we could out of our lives, in fact it was normal because there wasn’t anything else.

I remember that we went out of our homes more often. We did not know much how other people’s homes looked like. During different seasons it was even nice to walk around the village or neighborhood to see how people decorated their homes and garden for inspiration.
We wrote one another, we didn’t have anything to copy and forward to someone else to let them know how bad one was behaving.
It seems life is going fast and to some people it’s good to have technology move fat like that.
Personally I grew up in a period of time where people didn’t have phones, but Walkman and we upgraded ourselves to a CD player. In the 90’s when someone comes to visit, we would prepare lunch or dinner because we had so much to tell to one another. We saw each other after a while. We gave one another time to rehabilitate and do things that we will be telling about when we meet again. We used to be unique with our characters, talents, dressing, food and families.
I used to travel from city to city by train long back on my own. Every summer when my colleagues went on holiday, I would stay in Netherlands and travel with a discount around Netherlands. I met different Dutch people, some who still follow the typical Dutch culture and traditions. I lived in a big city where I worked. I have seen people speak to one another on a different level. Even though I knew that I was mostly the first one who would start the conversation, in the end, people were asking my number or email address. That’s how I have managed to know most people.
Apparently things are different now, life is different now, almost everything.
People we choose to be with, as friends, boyfriends, girlfriends and colleagues have become a reflection of ourselves.
No matter how much you try to represent yourself differently, it’s hard to judge on social media. People feel offended very easily as they cannot read the face expressions of the one writing. The connection left is no the same as before. But now that we are there and our children are going to see this as their past, what can we do on social media to leave a good name behind. Its definitely not bully. Let’s use our gadgets wisely.

We reflect, we project and we react. No so long ago people didn’t have social media. We would make the best what we could out of our life.

I remember that we went out of our homes more often. We did not know much how other people’s homes looked like.
We wrote one another, we didn’t have anything to copy and forward to someone else to let them know how bad one was behaving.
It seems life is going fast and to some people it’s good to have technology move fast like that.
Personally I grew up in a period of time where people didn’t have phones, but Walkman and we upgraded ourselves to a CD player. In the 90s when someone comes to visit, we would prepare lunch or dinner because we had so much to tell to one another. We saw each other after a while. We gave one another time to rehabilitate and do things that we will be telling about when we meet again. We used to be unique with our characters, talents, dressing, food and families.
I used to travel from city to city by train long back on my own. Every summer when my colleagues went on holiday, I would stay in Netherlands and travel with a discount around Netherlands. I met different Dutch people, some who still follow the typical Dutch culture and traditions. I lived in a big city where I worked. I have seen people speak to one another on a different level. Even though I knew that I was mostly the first one who would start the conversation, in the end, people were asking my number or email address. That’s how I have managed to know most people.
Apparently things are different now, life is different now, almost everything.
People we choose to be with, as friends, boyfriends, girlfriends and colleagues have become a reflection of ourselves.
No matter how much you try to represent yourself differently, it’s hard to judge on social media. People feel offended very easily as they cannot read the face expressions of the one writing. The connection left is not the same as before. But now that we are there and our children are going to see this as their past, what can we do on social media to leave a good name behind. Its definitely not bully. Let’s use our gadgets wisely.