It's Time to Redeem Your Soul With Right Knowledge!
Knowing where you came from.
I was in the nail shop getting my eyebrows done. The owner of the
shop I assumed was Japanese. I proceeded to ask her, "Do you
understand Konnichiha (which is hello in Japanese)?" She
proceeded to tell me, "No, I speak Chinese." I asked her, "Is it even
similar at all, customs, culture or language?" She stated, "Not at all,
we may look similar but not the same at all."
She told me about some of her history and how she came to America
when she was 26 years old and now is the owner of a well patronized
nail salon. I asked do you ever go back and her answer was but of
course. She proceeded to say, "that is where I am from. I visit every
year and help my extended family who still live there."
The point of this observation is the importance of knowing who you
are in the grand scheme of things, where you come from, and your
culture to motivate one to strive and to continue to help support your
community no matter where you live. Knowing that it is important to
instill those values into a culture, generation after generation. What
do your children know about your family history??
|We must be responsible for
teaching our culture to our children.