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Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Sixth Principle, Kuumba (Creativity)


Happy sixth day of Kwanzaa - Kuumba (Creativity)

Excerpts from https://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org 

The Seven Principles, (are) a foundational way forward in this awesome and urgent challenge to each and all of us. (...and) serve as a mirror and measure of our living up to our highest and most beneficial values.

The Sixth Principle, Kuumba (Creativity), uplifts and promotes the practice of the ancient African ethical principle of serudj ta, the moral obligation to repair, renew and remake the world, making it more beneficial and beautiful than we inherited it. And it interprets this as both a social and environmental practice. For oppression is damaging and destructive to us and others as well as to the world. And as a moral and social vanguard, we must see ourselves in our ultimate agency, as injured physicians, who will heal, repair, renew and remake ourselves in the process and practice of repairing, renewing, and remaking the world.

For as Mary McLeod Bethune taught “Our task   is to remake the world. It is nothing less than this.”

This series is being published as support of the Black Lives Matter movement. African Americans may or may not celebrate this holiday, which was devised in their honor. I find it a most inspiring series of thoughtful principles - one for each of seven days.

1 comment:

  1. ...often, creativity is more important than knowledge.


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