Nia

When I think of Nia, I think of a fundamental, if not defining, difference between the Eurocentric and Africa-centered worldviews. The Eurocentric world is pre-eminently concerned with fate, believing largely in immutable, universal, and inevitable circumstances that befall people, communities, and the world. The only mediator to this dismal science, is “luck” or “chance” and its calculation, “probabilities.” The Afrikan worldview juxtaposes this to a world where there is still fate, but there is also destiny, a path driven by divine and ancestral intervention that elevates the individual to his or her best self and the masses of the people to their highest level of civilizational achievement. The critical decisive elements between fate and destiny are knowledge, choice, and discipline. If one has no knowledge, he or she will, in error, accept fate AS their destiny and be subject to those who do not. If one has no discipline, they will not be able to achieve their destiny regardless because they will too easily led off the paths that lead to it. Above all, the path between destiny and fate, GIVEN knowledge and discipline is one of choice. One must choose to elevate. There is no way to make a divinely created being a slave truly EXCEPT to convince that being to recreate themselves AS a slave and if they choose to do that, there is no external force that can liberate them.

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