Sunday, 06 August 2017 06:59

Igbos lack introspection and consequent wisdom

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SOCIETIES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY LEVELS OF SELF AWARENESS;

IGBO SOCIETY AND IGBO PEOPLE LACK INTROSPECTION AND WISDOM

When you look at Igbos you observe that they are driven to succeed, as the world considers success to be. They want to achieve great things; they want to have prestigious social positions and have money.

The moment they have some money they begin boasting about their wealth and looking down on those they believe that they have more money than.

As you see them do these things you immediately conclude that they are very childish. Just about all non-Igbos see Igbos as a childish people and have no respect for them.

Why childish? A little introspection would tell them that despite their supposed high social positions and money they would sicken, age and die and their bodies rot, decay and smell like shit; their bodies would be eaten by worms. If so what is the importance of their so-called achievements? If your body is food for worms why boast about your worth?

A people who have the capacity for introspection hence wisdom tend to be humble; Igbos are anything but humble; they are an arrogant, narcissistic, infantile people; they are like Donald Trump, the President of the USA.

Trump is a billionaire who nevertheless is childish; everything about Trump spells childishness; even his vocabulary and speech patterns remind you of third graders (children of about nine years old).

Philosophical people have contempt for Trump, as they have for Igbos. In the presence of Igbos I literally want to vomit and get away from them as quickly as is possible.

You are with chronological adults who talk like they are under age ten; they are always boasting about their importance unaware that they are food being prepared for worms; what an infantile people, you conclude and flee from them before they infantilize you!

It is like someone cast a spell on Igbos so that they cannot see how childish they are! They do not see what non-Igbos immediately see in them, infantile folks! What a pity!

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

August 5, 2017

www.centerformindscience.org

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: ozodiosuji@gmail.com (907) 310-8176