This week I found a great new singer named Ghostpoet. Ghoestpoet is British, and behind the artist name, you find Obaro Ejimiwe, and though I am not so keen on the entire album, the one I share here - is simply great!
Listen to it, and I am sure you will like it - if not - well! Let me know! The song is called 'Bruised Fruit."
Last week I heard a quite interesting podcast about politics. The host had invited a Russian Correspondent to the show and asked him to report on Russia as if it was through the eyes of a Russian citizen. This was interesting because the stories we hear in the media, regardless of how unbiased we believe they are, were colored by our views. A long time ago, I learned from a colleague that your views always are colored by your perspective. I, of course, knew but wouldn't realize this since many, I believe, always consider right and wrong from a personal perspective. I think that men and women should be treated equally (of course), but if men and women in non-christian, non-democratic cultures believe differently, are you then entitled to judge them? Of course, most of us will say yes, but it raises a dilemma and a dilemma that has no easy and simple solutions! The correspondent mentioned at the top of this section was an eye-opener; since the Russian regime sees the same stories we are served in the west entirely different, are their views wrong? I tried to review the reports with my cultural background, and honestly, I couldn't view them from a different perspective. Many of the political problems in the world are probably based on similar experiences. How should an American president be able to view political/cultural histories from any other perspective? Think about it; this is quite interesting and very mind-boggling!
See you next Sunday!