I am

USA 2012 088I am, because we are. “Ubuntu” is the African word for describing the essence of co-existence and the importance of my own position in society. Although my own place in humanity is largely defined by the group I find myself in, my value is determined by myself.

The position I occupy does not establish my worth. The influence I have on my environment does. That is the reason why statues are only built for people who influenced society. Usually having to go against the flow of the usual. Not allowing the way of least resistance to direct their actions.

Standing alone amongst my peers and facing the challenge of the strong current of opposing the institutionalized wrongs that will define me. That is why no statues are built for people who had an easy life.

Whistleblowing is not seen as a virtue among those who have vested interests in mediocrity and the iniquitous.

My attitude towards my own purpose should then rather be: “We are because I am”.

3 comments on “I am

  1. Jack Crans says:

    Quintus ….. I salute you because of who you follow …… I follow you because of what you’ve become…. lead on !!!! Psalms 25:4,5

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yessss!!!! I also want to live by “we are, because I am” . What a thought!
    Count me in. Please World, please join too?! Let there be peace. Let love reign.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am because of I Am, outside of I am, I am nothing. Thank you for your investments in me – Jan Swanepoel

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