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Back To Our Roots

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We experience changes each and every day across our societies. Technology has a significantly strong influence towards our daily lives. We no longer resort to indigenous knowledge of our elders and some now regard that knowledge as being scientifically dangerous if applied in everyday life.   

We are letting artificial creations define who we are turning out to be. We no longer admire our inner beauty and some resort to artificially enhancing their posture. Plastic surgery, skin enhancing and all sorts of artificial enhancers are being used by those who do not admire their natural beauty. Kids are no longer interested in playing indigenous games and would rather have their eyes glued to either the television screen watching movies or playing games on computers. Many would rather have to spend their money buying arcade games than to invest for their future.   

This is just to say that we are slowly alienating ourselves from our roots and this brings a void in the relationships with our grandparents because most of them believe in indigenous knowledge whereas some of us don’t. Of course our grandparents grew up in the disatvantaged past and have rough experiences, but we should listen to their words of advice because they know what is good and what is bad for us. Relating to our elders as the wise, Conficus once said “By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.” Our elders might have had the bitterest experiences,  but they kept to their roots and did not let innovative technology of then to control their lives.   

Let us follow in the footsteps of our elders and not forget that we have unique identities; Our roots. Let us get back to our identities   

GOD BLESS AFRICA