Einstein as African citizen, what a blast
Posted Sunday, January 20 2013 at 14:01
Celebrating life and living one’s life is not a favour, but a right we all have to enjoy. This is a belief that many people try to suffocate through many boxed lifestyles that sometimes are hypocritical.
The styles that advocate for what I say not what I do theory. Some people live their lives free and hilariously, in the Einstein sense: “I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humour and take neither myself nor the next person seriously”
If Einstein was to be born in Africa and the theory of meritocracy applied to him as it was done in the U.S.A, he would have had a blast in Africa.
He graduated and spent two whole years walking the streets of Europe in search of a job; imagine how he could have dehydrated on the streets of Kampala, with his molecular dimension determinants! What did you just say? And some smartly dressed interviewer would have asked of his hobbies and he would have said, I spend my time calculating how the light from another star is bent by the sun’s gravity (total madness indeed.)
Wait for this one “what would you say about your interpersonal skills?”
Einstein would have answered “All my life I have dealt with objective matters, hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people”.
Let us talk of his humour of not taking himself and others seriously. We do not want to be fooled by his first pacifism theories ( humour ) while he is the author of an atomic bomb (reality). Awarding such individual honours and mentorship status in Africa is losing our moral compass (Elders say).
The African philosophy bases itself on life sustaining and communal living principles. Harmony with nature and traditional wisdom to heal and improve the society. There is no disparity in what I say and what I do.
Therefore, Einstein could not have attained the citizenship of Africana. It was made worse by him not having natural aptitude and experience to deal properly with people!
Automatically that disqualifies him. A pre-requisite of being African includes hospitality and interactions of all types
(Wolokoso inclusive) . That is funny, wahaha..Peacemaking does not need to be African, it is universal! Live your life and let others live. The Optmist will be back next week