Nature and BEING close to it plays an important role in many people’s lives. It’s just that we all receive nature in different ways according to how we grew up or how much nature was exposed to us.
Looking back at my life as a child. Life consisted of natural nature. No one tampered with nature. As a child I never knew it differently. It was part of life, all nature around me as a child and everyone else.
One may not overstand what I am trying to say. The question is where did you grow up
👉🏿Were you born and grew up in an urban town or suburb?
👉🏿Were you born and grew up in a village?
👉🏿 Were you born and grew up in both urban/City/township and village.
Well in my case, I grew up in both. It gave me a rich childhood. Each time when the schools were about to close, my dad had packed my suitcase for me to travel to our village. Our village in particular did not have any urban influences. The nature still stands. No one tries to introduce industrialisation and I pray to God to maintain that.
I can actually make a comparison between Urban, village and Western lifestyle. This describes what I have experienced, why I follow the Sun and Moon. Why I eat soil. Just who I am.
There is a difference between Human beings of today and then.
After colonialism and slavery, people were urbanised, including my parents. In the village people could go to school up to a certain grade 7. The secondary schools were either too far or there was a mission built as a boarding school where children were going up to secondary education. Colonialists designed the schools such that many people left the villages where they used their hands and brains to survive, where nature was their God.
Urbanisation took place, a lot of people left villages and started scattering themselves in urban areas where the space was limited. People had to rent a room or stay with a family member who grew up in the city.
I remember as a child that our home in the city was always full of family members coming from the village for greener pastures. Either for College, University or work.
Yet if you would look at it now. They left the greener pastures for polluted urban area, industrialized urban area with processed food. Everything there needs to be paid. Bills, taxes, food.
How and why did this happen? What was the main aim of colonialism?
The education wasn’t designed for one to start her of his own business but to work for a company owned by someone from the Western countries,.
There was now a difference between poor and rich. People started looking down upon the village people such that everyone wanted to come to the cities to work for those companies. But firstly they had to qualify. If better qualified they moved to Europe, America, UK and all other Western countries where colonialists came from,. To build up the economy there.
To make it short and clear, we are now in 2020. Knowledge is being spread. We see the sufferings.
We see dependancy syndrome, we see privileged syndrome.. Both poor because they were taught to be who they have become today.
It’s time one is taught by the village owner how to naturally survive. During lockdown, one could go to the village to work in the fields. Resting with the family. Experiencing real nature.