There is a certain shallowness in the world. Or maybe I've just been looking in the wrong places. There is so much ambition, but so little sense of purpose; a definite drive to achieve success but a desperate lack of knowing what you'll do with it after.
We are all different. We in Africa have a spotlight on us. It stopped shocking me how someone who is shallow can possibly be monetarily successful. It stopped shocking me how someone without integrity can have an unending supply of power. It stopped shocking me that the poorest in our society can afford to be the rudest members of the same society they beg from. You know why? Because I realized that the world is amoral. It doesn't sing to the tune of those who are the smartest, or those who are the most modest, or those who are the kindest. The world just is, and has no biases. It doesn't care that Africans had whole civilizations in Malindi and Timbuktu before colonization. It doesn't care that Africans were sold into slavery and treated as sub-human before the 20th Century. It doesn't care about Black Supremacy, Religious intolerance or Reverse Racism or bleaching or homosexuality. The world just is.
However, this world is our home, and we cannot disown it or run away from it. We can, however, care about the aspects that this world seems not to be able to care about. All the disparities and injustices that surround us; the imbalances of wealth and ignorant attitudes and prejudices against people and against nature. These start by having an awareness to what's going on around us; having a sensitive filter against BS and inconsistencies; growing your knowledge base then having conversations on how to steer this society forward. These conversations drown out the shallowness in the world; such conversations enlighten the mind and the spirit; they give purpose to ambition. Let's have these conversations here and everywhere. Let's talk sense.