Calling a person racist is like telling a person who is sick that he is sick. It is also like asking a person who has done something contrary to reason (what will become evident) to apologize. These measures have no use. We keep employing them though and as a result the world remains the same. There is nowhere, until now, where a person could go to get a dose of wellness/clarity/medicine as opposed to finger-pointing and name calling. Obviously we all have issues. I don't need a person to remind me that I have issues, I need a person - if he is truly less sick than I am - to help me get better, to offer me just the right medicine. The world will change when we know precisely what we are supposed to know - about anything, including how to see and deal with the challenges that we are facing.
Evidently, a person is born into darkness. I do not mean night and day. I do mean that he was born useless, incapable, illogical, emotional, not knowing what will become evident in the end. In the most basic sense, it is for this reason, for instance, that we would not go to a four year old and ask, “Hey, why are sales down?” He would not know.
With this reality, it follows that a person’s primary job is to find light - usefulness, knowledge, that which is to be demonstrated (like the QED at the end of a mathematical proof), what will become evident in the end - in place of his darkness. Of course, a person may go through life, at 10 and 25 and 50 and 70 years old, never having taken in any knowledge/light/usefulness. These are the same people, any of us, who have jobs and who run countries.
This is why the world looks the way it does. It is not an indictment. Everyone is fine, wherever we are. However, the question to ask, now that we can see, is: What Do We Do Next?
Christian Awogbade, MBA, is a philosopher who lives in Birmingham, Alabama. His work as a thinker has resulted in two books, so far, as well as made him a successful Hotelier. Christian has developed sort after Organizational and Management theories that have created sustained competitive advantage for his business operations.