I have definitely managed to acquire and learn from all different cultures even that culture imposed Africans.
We were all ignorant at some point. In this case I mean to say both Western and African.
One being taught to be privileged and the other one to be dependant. We still have a lot of people behaving that way believe me.
Can you imagine being taught that Africans were poor?
And being told and taught that you are poor means carrying this in your head for a lifetime.
When one says to you that you are poor it means:
👉🏿 you are not capable of thinking properly
👉🏿 You do not know how to put food on your table
👉🏿 Someone else is supposed to bring happiness into your life
👉🏿 You are going to be dependant forever.
👉🏿When fashion industry says, dress like this. You will dress that way and call it Trend.
Being told or taught to be privileged means
👉🏿You are the saviour without you the world won’t survive
👉🏿You are the thinker and greater mind🥱
👉🏿You research and create education for the ”poor”
👉🏿When you are 18 your first job is going to a poor country and help the poor.
Is this how Africans in general should look at themselves?
I do look around and see that enough people are following the same method. Believing that they are indeed poor.
What I then see is a certain syndrome of pointing fingers instead of being innovative.
I think today I am going to keep it short and let this sink on others.
How can we maintain poverty in order for us to maintain control of mind? How can we agree to move with such a flow.
Recently I had another discussion with a friend from the Caribbean who lives in Netherlands. You remember my story that when I came to Netherlands I didnt know that there were people from the Caribbean living here. All because of the history syllabus we received in the Southern part of Africa.
So I told her that what mostly happens is that, when people have experienced Apartheid or slavery at higher level, the chance is high that they too can practice the same on others no matter skin colour. Unless if they are lucky to have learnt something else in the process of life.
I see brothers and sisters mistreating each other in South Africa and ofcourse in other countries where one obeys the one who is financially stronger. And obeying at all aspects. Without money means no respect.
No balance at all. I told you I was going to make it short but apparently there is so much hurting me in this.
Why I shared 3 different pictures. I was showing 3 different seasons and dressing. We usually dress like that as Africans because it’s mostly very warm. But clothing was part of African people’s culture as they were always weaving and making clothing. They made different types of textile. So civilisation started where poverty in now being maintained.
A lot of you know this now. But an organisation behind you pushes you to behave as if you are on the good side. Be true for once.