The continuing Self-search Debate
The discussion on soul-searching is still continuing.Here are some extra discussion points from Vertias.
If you are a new-comer, you might begin from this post.
If what I’ve just shared does not seem to be related to what we’re discussing I just wanted to give some more examples in order to show why I shared what and how it’s relevant:
1)So many fellow Ethiopians hold false beliefs about themselves and others and how the consequences of holding false beliefs and being guided by such false beliefs negatively affects one’s life and one’s choices and one’s actions in multiple ways. For example:
a. If a fellow Ethiopian believes that is one of the oldest Christian nations (a belief which we’re examining these past few days) and being in such country is considered a blessing until one dies, one can see how such tragic (false) belief can negatively affect that person’s life and destiny.
b. If a fellow Ethiopian (falsely) believes that for all the problems that occur in ONLY the government is to blame and does nothing to improve his life, that person is being deceived holding a false belief. Government cannot be a reason for ALL problems in one’s country.
c. If a fellow Ethiopian (falsely) believes that is a unique Christian country in the whole world and God is going to prosper and does nothing for that to come to be, that person is ruining his life based on a false belief that cannot be supported by any evidence, except wish fulfillment.
d. So many fellow Ethiopians (falsely) believe that one ethnic group is superior to the other and based on that miserably false belief treat others as inferiors to them. That is a tragic mistake that we’ve observed in our midst that is even a growing problem these very days. Only a deluded fellow Ethiopian can hold such an utterly false belief but how many Ethiopians from different ethnic backgrounds believe others to be inferior to them? We all know that story. Imagine all these fellow Ethiopians believing that one is superior to the other just because one happens to belong to another ethnic group! One form of a reality check for such people is this: go to another country, a predominantly white country, like the US or , and when all the white folks look at you just as one and same poor black African you will learn that bitter lesson: after all we ALL are one and the same: black. The simple truth is that: after all we ALL are one and the same: humans. No need to go to or the US for such a bitter lesson to be learned. We had better learn that lesson by observing that we’re essentially the same: black or white or Asian or whatever. Humans, that is us.
2) One can go on and on with a huge list of false beliefs that many of us happen to hold that because of our being out of touch with reality, or truth, we simply deprive ourselves of the true meaning of who we are and what we should have been believing about ourselves and should be doing as to what we ought to be doing to develop and flourish as a community and as a nation. I hope the above examples show how it’s absolutely crucial to seek truth about everything and how much we need to strive to believe truth and only the truth about ourselves, about others, and about our lives now and what we can and should do about our future as individuals and as a society.
Hope these examples help.