2015: A Year to Blog

So this has been a long time coming… Welcome to my first blog ever, folks! I have been meaning to start blogging for over a year now, and in fact, many of my close friends have been encouraging me to do so for even longer. 10899669_10152899809144361_279894348_nLife gets busy and we end up waiting for the “perfect time” to come around. Well, I’m tired of waiting so here goes.. something! 

For my first blog entry (can I say entry? *note to self: must learn blogging lingo*), I want to share my top 5 reasons for why I’ve decided to start blogging.

1. Need a medium to let out my voice. Being an anthropologist, I find myself always digging for more in every situation. Always analyzing the world I live in and critically thinking about my cultural surroundings. I tend to have a lot of opinions and need a place to share my world views.

So why not just keep a personal diary you ask? Well, because of this…

2. Ubuntu Philosophy – a Nguni Bantu (South African language) term roughly translating to human kindness & evolution; something I strongly believe in. According to Michael Onyebuchi Eze,

“It is a demand for a creative intersubjective formation in which the other becomes a mirror for my subjectivity. This idealism suggests to us that humanity is not embedded in any person solely as an individual; my humanity is co-substantively bestowed upon the other and me. Humanity is a quality we owe to each other. We create each other and need to sustain this otherness creation. And if we belong to each other, we participate in our creations: we are because you are, and since you are, definitely I am.”

Therefore, ubuntu is an ideal concept that recognizes intersubjectivity in human learning and relations. Whatever I have to say about the world is actually influenced by the world I live in and the people in my life. This knowledge is not mine, but ours, and if I feel the need to express something then that should not be kept private, but must be shared.

3. Improve my writing. With university out of the way, I have more free time to write for myself now and not for an academic institution. Hopefully this will help to expand my writing style.

4. Creative writing – Having a writing outlet can be a motivation to share my creative writing pieces; mostly poetry.

5. Finally, to start something new. I want to experience myself doing something new and see how it might change me. Join me on this new journey!

Tune in for some thought-provoking blogs, poetry, & creative adventures. Peace & Love for 2015!

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  1. Some great reasons!! I’m glad you started blogging and I’m glad I ran into this blog! I really like that concept of the knowledge is influenced by the world and belongs to all of those who influence it! I’d never heard of that before! And I would like to throw some on top of that too and add that the knowledge is not only influenced by the world but more-so by God, and that knowledge in its purest form can only be found through God. What are your thoughts on that?
    Thanks again for your blog!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment and input!! It’s really exciting to have discussions such as these and I love how blogs can be a platform for it. The concept of ubuntu is so wholesome and beautiful, I would definitely suggest you to look more into it! Just some simple “googling” can give you lots of insight on it, if you’re interested 🙂
      In regard to knowledge in its purest form being found only through God… I would agree for sure. And to go more in depth with it, I believe that the way humans can have such intersubjective relationships and ways of learning from each other, that type of interconnectedness and collective union, is a reflection of the relationship man has with God as well. Just like how one person is not really one individual, static, separate being but rather is made up by everyone else and the relationships he has, the same is true for their relationship and state of reality with God. God is not separate from us and we are not separate from God; rather we are intertwined and we exist within each other. It’s just a matter of being connected with that unity inside of us and through us. Once that connection is established and we are in that state of unity, then we will have access to infinite knowledge… and that is the most purest form of knowledge we can have about life. I personally practice a form of meditation that I believe helps me to reach this state. If you are interested to know more, I’d love to share!
      I hope my reply is not too long lol, I’m getting used to the blogging etiquette 😉 Thanks so much again for asking your question, it’s really stimulating to be able to learn from one another!!! Peace & Love

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      1. Wow!!! Sorry for taking so long to read and reply to your reply!! But I really love this! I completely agree with what you said! I would love to keep this discussion going, perhaps somewhere we can have better contact in (for me 😛 Im not very good at keep track of conversations :D)!
        How about on Facebook… Add me on there and send me a message so we can keep going!: https://www.facebook.com/thivecchi

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