Problems like greed, corruption in communities persist because more than before, we are losing consciousness of the idea of Community and unless we act as such, no true sustainable development can be assured.
This has led to so many contradicting versions of how we live and sparked up controversies destructive competitions instead of a shared interest in the prosperity within and between communities by the virtue of Conformity to a True Standard of life.
If care is not taken, there would be no future or productive legacy for next generation we are claiming to work for. There would be no Continuity because no one would have left anything worth holding building on.
ReThink CULTURE is carefully written to address the critical issues which are elements of solution for building and sustaining the prosperity of people, places and things from the understanding of CULTURE.
ReThink CULTURE is the book that serves as an informal but educative guide book for communities, businesses and other entities that must thrive for the prosperity of all.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-30
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Three things interest me: Education, Community, and Development.
So while I was thinking about what made so many African countries or other underdeveloped countries so poor and helpless despite all the aids and interventions is because they have failed to develop and promote their own culture.
My definition of culture is how our designed way or system of responding to people and our environment. It is how we respond to a life where we are.
I realized that many African countries are responding to life based on the importation of another culture that is not where they are. And to ensure that developing a community is not that difficult, I decided to look at culture from another perspective that no one could find an excuse for.
I believe taking this book seriously would help scholars, politicians, and entrepreneurs think differently and make progress that will benefit all.
There is so much to learn about Culture and Community and there is so much to consider in the area of the Conformity of a Community and the Continuity of its culture. So many great authors have done justice to the issues of community structure and the factors that constitute its prosperity but this short analogical discourse is simply trying to add but a little to the body of knowledge of Culture and Community in an informal and yet insightful manner.
It is a known fact that Culture does not just spring up as an independent set of rules and commands but borne out of people’s response base on their interactions with each other and they found themselves.
For example, Trousers and Shirts (with collar and sleeves) emanated from the West not really because they just had the best fashion sense but because they wanted a cloth that would trap heat in the cold region they found themselves. They also came up with the design of coats and suits because of extreme cold,
Also, the idea of Kembe (a correspondent version of the western knicker), Buba (a correspondent version of trousers), and Soro (Shirt) emanated from Africa. They wanted a cloth that would lose or release heat easily because they are in the hot region. Like The West, they also came up with the design of Agbada and even Dansiki because of extremely hot weather.
From the above examples, it is obvious that each group of people responded to the same issue of nakedness and they had to put their environmental condition into consideration. And because of the advancement of the Western World which is a result of Culture, shirts, trousers, and suits have become globally accepted as opposed to the Buba, Soro, and Agbada from Africa.
This is to show how Culture plays a fundamental role in the development and global acceptance of a community and how it could either make or mar a community. A chapter in this book has been written to explain how the West was able to promote its culture of trapping heat to communities that need to lose heat instead
Re.Think CULTURE is a sequential and structural compilation of introductions to the untold perspectives of Culture that need to be given specific insight and a detailed discourse in the nearest future. In this book, you will find some basic understandings of Culture and Community that are present but have been overlooked due to adherence to a tested and trusted manner of responding to issues.
Re.Think CULTURE is written from the realization that Culture can be approached from a different perspective which puts the sustenance of a community above the ambitions of individuals.
When people think about Culture what comes to their minds always has to do with social interactions and solidarity but Culture encompasses every basic area of our lives and it does not exclude erudite scientists, noble peacemakers, and vibrant public servants or political figures and neither is it above the comprehension of rural farmers and village dwellers. Culture is a product of how we see life and respond to it with attitude and aptitude.
Most importantly, Re.Think CULTURE is coming from the side of untold perspectives and that of mutual respect for the diversities of culture and equal opportunity that can facilitate equity and sustainability from the basic community level.
Some of the analogies used in this book are unpopular and this is deliberate because of the intention to drive home the mindset that we are all going through the same thing with different peculiarities.
Again, this piece is an Introduction to a Series of 14 Publications of Re.Think CULTURE. So stay tuned as we dish out these revolutionary topics to you one after another.
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