Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:35

You do not write unless you have something to write on

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Writing is an interesting phenomenon. You do not write if you have nothing to write on. But if you have something to write on you will have nothing else to do but write and you must write or else you have no peace. Thus, in the last several years all I have done is write on assorted topics. The moment I was done I knew that I was done. I have nothing else to write about. When I try to write all I am really doing is repeating what I had written elsewhere. Thus, I knew that I am done. The first part of my life's task, put on paper a philosophy and psychology, is done.

My goal now is to republish books that I had independently published, the number of which I stopped counting when they got beyond sixty.

With the initial task of my life done the rest of my life is devoted to teaching, public lecturing and travelling, as I am now doing in Europe. A few years ago I would have considered it a waste of my time spending months away from writing, merely travelling.

It is amazing what life is all about.  Africa that for years had seemed of no interest to me except in so far that I give its issues philosophical pondering is now beckoning me. Clearly, it is now time to start visiting Africa.  I will begin with South Africa, and then proceed to Kenya and Egypt and perhaps that hell hole called Nigeria.

Nigeria is a country with a problem that everyone knows the solution of but its leaders seem incapable of solving it, or maybe they deliberately leave it as it is so that it remains chaotic so that they have the opportunity to keep on looting it until its oil revenue is gone and the country collapses into poverty and the people become refugees all over Africa.

Divide that god damned country into two states (each composed of a major ethnic group, hence Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw, Edo, Efik, Urhobo, Idoma, Plateau, Kanuri, Bornu, Nupe etc.),  and let each state have total control over its resources and have the citizens pay flat tax of 20% of their annual incomes to support the federal government.

With federal money derived from taxes politicians would no longer run for offices to go steal it for you cannot steal the people's money and not get punished. At the state level if you misappropriate funds that belong to the people they would know and punish you.

Well, what needs to be done in Nigeria is obvious but who is willing to do it? These people are irritating.

Since my attention is now drawn to Africa I will start paying attention to the governance of African countries.

In the meantime, let me just say that I have very little else in terms of philosophy, psychology and spirituality to say. It is done.

Cheers,

Ozodiobi Osuji

June 20, 2017

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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