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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Be You African Proverbs

Be You African Proverbs The person who sold it to you is the only happy person, be you African proverbs show there is no need to be liked by others.

Be You African Proverbs

Be you African proverbs are short sayings which contain the wisdom and experiences of African ancestors. Be you African proverbs teaches us to be who we are, not who the world wants us to be.

Ethiopian man, Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country
Ethiopian man, Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country 

What does it take for you to be you?

One object that is identified in every society is the self of each person. Who am I? What will my friends think of me if I do so-and-so? Why don't I feel like I'm supposed to feel?  What is the purpose of my life?

We must begin at the beginning. The anxiety about self-esteem is stimulated by factors such as one's need to be liked by others. The way you perceive the world influences your motives, and behavior, this is called unconscious cognition.

Unconscious cognition is the processing of perception, memory, learning, thought, and language without being aware of it. Unconscious cognition is more powerful than conscious cognition because it is carried out unconsciously and automatically leading to unconscious stress.

What is self-actualization? The actual self is the total pattern of attributes in terms of which the person perceives himself or herself at a given moment in time. The potential self is the total pattern they might attain if they developed their latent capacities to their fullest. The aspired self is the total pattern they perceive person perceives himself or herself as attempting to attain; the ideal self is the total pattern he would impute to himself were he to realize his ideals.

Taking into account unconscious cognition and self-actualization, not giving a damn about other people’s opinion is unrealistic, however; you can make a conscious effort to stop giving a damn; to let you be you, to let yourself be free.

How do you let yourself be you? First, stop comparing yourself with other people. A lot of people do this on social media and that's one of the reasons we spend a lot of time on social media you may find that you're depressed and go look at these pictures the perfect couple. 

The point is to realize that you only see a fraction of a second of that person’s life. The Smiling people may be dying inside and wish they could trade places with you. Stop comparing yourself with an imaginary version of these perfect people.

The second way to be you is to be grateful and thankful. Write down the things you are grateful and thankful for every day. Not what the world or other people have done for you but remember the word gratitude means grace. Expressing thanks can lead to a healthier, happier and less-stressed lifestyle. You can actually get to know you have what you need and you have the ability to make a change in your life.

Finally, be you by defining your own happiness and not falling for what the media is trying to sell you. What would make you happy when you are alone with yourself should make you happy when you are with others. You need to define that for yourself.  

Define it for you, not your man, woman, mom or dad or friends but for you only. Be specific by actually writing it down in a journal or create a picture dream board with loads of pictures of what it is you really want.  Be conscious of your I am statements,  living somebody else's I am life like buying something you don’t need is only going to get you into debt and your still not happy. The person who sold it to you is the only happy person.

Be you African proverbs

Be You African Proverbs

Be You African Proverbs

Be You African Proverbs

Be You African Proverbs

Be You African Proverbs

Be You African Proverbs
Be You African Proverbs
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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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