“CULTURE IS NOT STATIC! African culture is not stuck in place and time. Culture itself MUST reconstruct itself if the system in which it exists is reconstructed and rearranged. Some of us get in TROUBLE because we want to find an African culture stuck somewhere back in the thirteenth century and want to apply it to ourselves at this point in a different context. African culture is constantly changing and evolving because the context in which African people live changes and evolves. What makes it African culture is that it operates in the INTEREST of African people, is designed to ADVANCE African people. AFRICAN POWER is based on an AFRICAN-CENTERED CULTURE, based on an AFRICAN-CENTERED CONSCIOUSNESS, based on AFRICAN-CENTERED VALUES and based on an AFRICAN-CENTERED PERSONALITY”—Dr. Amos Wilson (via therealbornfree)
This quotation means so much to me. In college, I couldn’t find the motivation to write, even though I was filled to the brim with stories and emotions and strange sentences. Two of those years were the most difficult of my life - anxiety-ridden, eating disordered, sleep deprived. It’s funny that there is a correlation between my increased writing and my increased sanity. Was I able to write because I became happier, healthier, and more secure? Or did writing make all these things happen? I don’t know. But I do know that this quotation is true.
"what music do you like?" is such a stressful question like what do you want to know??? genres?? artists?? albums??? time periods?? 25 most played?? what i’m currently listening to??? what i listen to at different times of the day?? be more specific??????