Over the last week, I have made a few changes to my use of applications on my mobile phone.
I took snapchat and Instagram off my mobile phone,installing WordPress and kindle.
The intention is the time I spent on those platform can be used for other things, like reading and writing.
The last time I took time off social media was Twitter and I can’t say I went back to it.
Last night I was watching a video while having dinner, it was one of the series of This is New Africa, a tv show by Ndanitv presented by Foluke I believe that’s her name.
Don’t even get me started with the presenter she has an amazing smile and her complexion is amazing, dark chocolate with orange undertone giving her an amazing shine, totally crushing on the girl, plus she loves travel my type of woman. I digress.
The show was about her trip to Cape town , I particularly enjoyed this episode because I have been to Capetown myself even though my experience in Cape Town was different from hers. I will share my Capetown experience with you real soon, I promise.
The part that got me about the show was an interview with Sonabile Ndamase where he speaks about the sense of Ubuntu (Ubuntu short for Nguni Bantu which roughly translate to human kindness or humanity towards others. ) he goes on to explain it between 17:00 -19:00 for those of you too busy to watch the entire video. Find the link below.
I recalled a conversation with my friend just before my birthday about the dynamics between individualism and depression ( I won’t be sharing the dynamics here but I promise to write about it soon) and how the western world promote individualism which is different from our upbringing which is community based, so when I heard Sonabile describing Ubuntu I was reminded yet again and even more of my great grandparents as I started thinking of my clan.
Each time my mum or my uncles spoke about my maternal great grandfather they always spoke about his contribution to society, after watching the video I searched his name on google and an article was written about him just last month, find link below. Great grandfather article
That’s just my maternal great grandfather, my paternal great grandfather was so involved in the growth of his community that he was crowned king of two towns simultaneously so the legend says, a feat that never happened before him and never did after him. Needless to say the ghost of this men keep me up at night constantly asking me what are you doing to make your community a better place.