We Global Now –Citizen of the World

THERE ARE NO LOCAL COMMUNITIES ANYMORE, WE ARE GLOBAL NOW

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Whether we know it or not, a time is coming when we may no longer be referred to as Ghanaian, Nigerian, Egyptian, South African, heck we may no longer be referred to as African. We will then be none as Earthlings or something of that sort. If you read that and chuckled, it means you are human because greatness amuses us in disbelief until it happens. I am not alien myself and as a result, I chuckled the first time this came up but after spotting the trends, its only logical to note that this is set to happen soon.

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Let me highlight a few trends:

1. Growing interconnectedness: who would have thought that today you would seamlessly be in contact with friends and loved ones across the globe? Who would have thought you can be best friends with someone who isn’t from your country? In fact, there was a time that people of different race thought of each other as aliens because the knowledge of someone with a different skin colour was strange.

2. We speak one language: one prerequisite for a community is a generally accepted language. In becoming a global community the world has adopted its own generally accepted language which is Technology. It breaks down the language barrier and allows you to connect easily.

3. Developing Local concepts with global mindset: because we see ourselves as part of something beyond our locality, we ceaselessly develop concepts locally to deliver global impacts e.g the fight against global warming, the war against terrorism, aids, malaria, polio, poverty etc.

4. Implementation of Global policies: a Kenyan will not be affected laws made in Botswana because their laws have boundaries. As global citizens, global laws are boundless and are expected to be upheld through-out the globe.

5. Global Events and awards Recognition: now artists are becoming the more creative as they know that their works, whether art, music, movies and so on, are being monitored globally due to the inclusion of global awards such as the Nobel Peace Prize, Grammy Award, Oscar Awards and so much more.

6. Mergers: global powerhouses/business have begun to merge in order to consolidate efforts to deliver global impacts e.g Shazam and Apple

The world is developing a global culture and everyone everywhere is awakening to the fact that they are part of something bigger than themselves or their locality; they are part of the world. This is why when there is a disaster somewhere in the world everyone rises to offer some level of aid and support because we are all connected.

One day you will no longer have passport with your country’s seal, you will have passport that grants you access to the world.

Are you a Global Citizen? Just TINK about it for a minute

Travel Therapy

THE WORLD IS A GREAT BIG PLACE AND YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE IT.

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Sometimes you wake up and you feel like we are all stuck in some sort of rat race. We are all chasing something and we don’t know what it is. The chase never ends because when you achieve one milestone in life it all just seemingly opens you up to the belief that you can achieve something else and the chase begins again. I guess this is why the world is round and continuously rotating; nothing ever stops, the cravings continue as race is endless. This is why we are recommending a trip, you need to go somewhere.

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Every day you break your back working that job only so you can provide for both you and those you care about but trust me, you need a vacation otherwise your body is likely to break down and then you will be forced to take that rest. At this point I want you to close your eyes and imagine yourself on beach in your dream destination, just you under the warm sun with a glass of red wine enjoying the cool ocean breeze after you had just gotten a massage. Now open your eyes, can you feel your body feeling relaxed already? Imagine if you did this for real.

There are a few reason why people travel, some for education, medical complications, celebrations (parties and events), adventure, self-discovery, tourism and so many other but I recommend traveling as a form of therapy. Therapeutic traveling relaxes and rejuvenates you. You will return to that rat race you’ve been stuck in for so long with fresh fire power. So go sky diving, bungee jumping, skinny dipping, just do something.

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I once saw a man’s bucket list one time and I was astonished by the places he wanted to go and the things he wanted to do. At the end of the list he wrote “the world is a big beautiful place and I must see it”.

Although in Africa presently there’s been a spike in the number of people jetting out to other countries and that’s in a view to find better jobs for them to take care of pressing needs. That’s ok, but make up your mind that whenever you travel for whatever reason ensure you get the therapeutic part of it.

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