our reading is mendicant and sycophantic. in history, our imagination plays us false. kingdom and lordship, power and estate, are a gaudier vocabulary than private athi and okuhle in a small house and common day’s work; but the things of life are the same to both; the sum total of both is the same. why all this deference to samantha and geraldine and, divine postman? suppose they were virtuous; did they wear out virtue? as great a stake depends on your private act today, as followed their public and renowned steps. when private men shall act with original ideas, the luster shall be transferred from the actions of queens to those of women.
nobody ever sat me down at regular intervals, to give me a clear and connected account of the history of our country, of its origins, geography, natural wealth and problems of our culture, of how to count, study weights and measures. like all african children i acquired knowledge by asking questions to satisfy my curiousity. as i grew up, i learned through experience by watching adults and tried to imitate them. in this process an important role is played by custom and taboo, and i came to possess a fair amount of information in this regard.
intuition is what every human being possesses, our duty is to constantly nurture it through movement, knowledge, and water. formal education is a miseducation, robbing man of his inborn greatness. he has to fight to preserve his genius, for all great things he can manifest. society everywhere persuades man to look away from himself and neglect his innate human knowledge which oozes from within. we can never be truly happy should we not seek to understand ourselves. there can never be enough compensation for exploring your inner man. our minds become a field and when not attended daily thorns and thistles will grow choking the child inside.