“When nothing seems to help, i go back and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.
Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and i know it was not that blow that did it-but all that had gone before”—- 19Th century– JACOB RIIS.
Its simple, your past must connect with your present to create your future.
Thats where culture and history meet. majority of the younger generation is loosing a major part of their culture. identify who mahatma gandhi, martin luther king, nelson mandela, were .
Nor know the major contributions in changing some of the worlds ideologies. Its easier to bask in the final product, reap the benefits that were cultivated by such icons, but to forget nor take for granted, the sacrifices this icons gave is beyond digust. this misfortune is beyond color barriers. It does not necessarilly affect a single group of people but rather its vast across race lines. Its important that we pass the culture and history to that next generation, lest they forget the mistakes and atrocities done in the past. This is a better way of preventing reoccurrences. pass along history and cultural valuations. There is no harm in one knowing where he is coming from, to be able to know where he is going. That is the only way of being at peace with the past. Acknowledging and passing along the culture. Good culture. teaching the history.
SO LONG, AFRICAN JOE.
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