Blog 76: The Ability to Be Comfortable With Who We Are As Black People

It is suffice to say we now live in a world where we know the price of everything and the value of nothing. This has transcended to a simmering point of self loathing or beyond.

One thing I have come to realise is knowing who you are is the first and the most important step to love one’s self.

When you love yourself often times you become true to your purpose which makes it almost impossible to be manipulated. Lack of self love is makes us followers when we should be leaders.

By followers I mean a situation for instance where we conform to peer pressure and don’t have a mind of our own, we do things because ‘that is how it’s deemed the proper way of doing things’.

A classic example of the adage “you fall for anything if you don’t stand for something” , it has reached a juncture where we can’t even be ourselves anymore. Our beautiful sisters are very uncomfortable to carry their natural hair and our brothers doing business outside their communities to feel validated, these are few indications of you not being happy to be the person that you are and in truth want to be someone else.

Dr Umar Johnson not only educated me on the video below, he dropped knowledge, jewel and ‘African Science’ in what I consider to be one of the most insightful interviews ever. If you are a man or a woman of African descent, I highly recommend you watch the video in its entirety and most importantly from the 30:00 mark.Some may agree and some may not, some may call him a racist other may beg to differ but regardless of your colour, gender and religion one thing we all can’t deny is he spoke the TRUTH.

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Author: FR76

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