At any particular moment we've heard these words in one way or the other. Although the world had right from the beginning never thought us to being ourselves fully, we're pretty sure we've learnt to closely try to get to that original self. Long ago when we first got the chance to add life to this planet, we never spoke fluently or wore that big cloth which keeps us from being ourselves. Imagine baby Kojo/ Kwaku or Adjoa never having these oration qualities or being that beauty queen or Mr handsome in those present big cloths. Yet we use this same voice to preach about being original. What takes me into a deep thougts are the times when we are required to concur to the idea of being ourselves and living happily with what we have. We are known to be very much interested in foreign goods/music etc. What we need to ask ourselves are do we also advance with what we have. i don't think any American wear ancient red Indian cloths or feathers in the name of being his/herself or preserving culture. yetthey still can be identified with their present lifestyles.what I'm putting across it's about time we also advance in our way of doing things in line with our culture. If it's about Kente clths, are they designed to fit modern stlyles of dressing? We need to love our culture as Ghanaians but as much as possible we should also think about making our own culture fascinating. Foreigners are always luring our people with their way of life because they keep advancing in how they used to live. It's good to speak in your accent but that can be a communication hinderance in a workplace. So strictly deciding to go by your ways can also pose numerous challenges to yourself. It's good to live as you did before but at the same time we should do that in line with reality.[/quote] I live in two worlds, one that identifies me as an African and the other that makes me a cultural deviant. But one thing I know is I'm the only person who understands how to perfectly live in these worlds.
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