Wednesday, 15 June 2016

East-West: Two Schools of Thought.

Two schools of thought on this subject: 

1.  East and West are in opposite poles, therefore assimilation is difficult. Rudyard Kipling's ballad, East and West sums it up with the famous words: " East is East, West is West, never the twain shall meet"   

2.  East and West are polar but complementary opposites as explained in the concept of Yin and Yang, which when integrated forms a unique whole.  Johann Goethe, a 19th century writer and statesman wrote: 

"He who knows himself and other, will also recognize that East and West cannot be separate".

The 19th century belonged to Kipling, whilst the 21st century in the age of interdependence and interconnection I believe belongs to Goethe. What do you think?

Sunday, 12 June 2016


"It's what's inside that counts". Is the most common response given when people ask "who am I?" What am I?"

'To Be or Not to Be'  is the age old adage spoken through time from Shakespeare, Jesus Christ, Buddha to Plato, Aristotle and Socrates. They all agree that following your inner voice is the key to understanding yourself and your life purpose.

It is the challenge that faces everyone regardless of race, color or creed. It is the core quest of every man. The searching for the answer to the question:

who am I? What is my purpose?

Studies indicate that people with Bi-racial and Bicultural identity experience the most satisfaction when they acknowledge both sides of their ancestry/culture.

E=Me+2: Everyone = Be yourself and value both sides of your ancestry or heritage.