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The Way Some People Behave.

Some people refuse to admire their contemporaries, the people whose lives they actually share. No, they would rather admire the dead. In fact, the more dead, or the longer they’ve been dead, the heavier the admiration that these people have for them.

Some people refuse to compare J.J. Rawlings to Kwame Nkrumah. One is ordinary for being contemporary, and the other a God for being more, longer dead. Some people refuse to appreciate Tsatsu Tsikata’s sheer intelligence—hate him or love him—as they fawn over the caricature—believe it or not—of J.B. Danquah, simply because the latter is dead!

The way that some people behave, they would rather admire Imhotep and refuse to appreciate Narmer, the great Warrior Philosopher, simply because Imhotep is a dead man.

The way that some people behave, they would rather admire Nefetiti’s beauty than the sheer pulchritude of their gorgeous wives, daughters, sisters and mothers!

The way that some people behave, they would rather admire Mary (mother of Jesus) than admire their own Mothers!

Some people refuse to admire their contemporaries, the people whose lives they actually share. Yes. These people steal, they cheat, they lie and kill to leave behind what they call a legacy. A legacy to be admired by posterity—people they’ve never met and never will.

That’s what people who refuse to admire their contemporaries set their hearts on. They might as well be upset and be terribly disappointed for not being a hero to their grandmother’s great grandfather!

The way that some people behave!

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~ Success is a horrible teacher. It seduces the ignorant into thinking that he can’t lose. It seduces the intellectual into thinking that he must win. Success corrupts; Only usefulness exalts. ~ WP. Narmer Amenuti (which names translate: Dances With Lions), was born by The River, deep within the heartlands of Ghana, in Ntoaboma. He is a public intellectual from the Sankoré School of Critical Theory, where he trained and was awarded the highest degree of Warrior Philosopher at the Temple of Narmer. As a Culture Critic and a Guan Rhythmmaker, he is a dilettante, a dissident and a gadfly, and he eschews promotional intellectualism. He maintains strict anonymity and invites intellectuals and lay people alike to honest debate. He reads every comment. If you find his essays delightful, and you want to support the creation of more content like this, find Narmer's information below: CashApp: $Narmer3100

5 COMMENTS

  1. Hmmmmm! Apt, succinct and revealing please Sir. I humbly pay homage…. Thank you very much for this insightful analysis cum philosophical exposition…..

  2. Uhmmmm……I am as guilty as portrayed in this very truthful piece of work. I humbly pick my lessons;and will mend my ways .🤔🤔

  3. Celebrate me now not when I die ?😬 you are a philosopher of a kind Narmer. I keep reading this and reading. No argument. Will save it for reference.

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