And so humans the so-called Homo Sapiens seeks to continuously differentiate himself from other non-humans. He does so by recreating an unnatural world purely of his own imagination. He creates clothes, tissue paper, money, skyscrapers, a trading economy, implements of war, a class system and then calls himself refined, civilized- the non-beast, the non-savage. Because to him, his civilization represents a refined state of the natural world- that unrefined state from whence he cometh, of which he is sworn never to return and in which all other non-humans and animals remain stuck. The Homo Sapien wants to become man and he will hate on, destroy anything that reminds him of who is - an ape, indeed a simple animal same as all other animals of the earth.
adebayoalonge addresses the social issue of inequality through the concept of time-price. He states that inequality is driven by time scarcity suffered by the poor and middle class. The rich have more time to learn. Therefore they can create new income faster and better by selling goods and services from their new knowledge. He advocates that to solve inequality, effort must be placed in improving the stock of knowledge of the poor and middle class through education and entrepreneurship.
Poverty is the inability to have a long range view of the future. The intense focus on now, on survival, on making the next bill, the next meal, the next salary; the lack of time for taking in perspective to plan the future is what deep poverty looks like. In this regard our collective civilization is in a state of deep poverty although we lie to ourselves that we are rich using artificial criteria like money & GDP. The question to ask is this: is the wellbeing and happiness of mankind and the planet better than it was 500 years ago? We need impact thinkers to rise up to the challenge of creating a new paradigm for measuring human progress for the sake of the wellbeing of our planet and its inhabitants.
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In this essay, adebayoalonge argues that Africa's engagement with China should be on a rational self-interest and mercantile basis.
In this article, adebayoalonge distills his learning from studying successful impact entrepreneurs into 11 principles that enable any aspiring social entrepreneur to succeed in transforming the world
Africa needs more Impact Entrepreneurship to solve its many social problems. Conventional capitalism has failed to stop the spread of poverty on the continent. It needs a new type of entrepreneurship- one that has heart.
In this musing, adebayoalonge explores what death means and its purpose from the eyes of an African Millennial
In this musing, adebayoalonge reflects on how sons depend on their fathers to navigate the world. He reflects on his earliest memories of his relationship with his father and how he first learned about minimalism.
Many people's lives I have seen go down hill because they stopped dreaming. Don't stop a man from dreaming Adebayo Alonge Take away a man's ambition and drive. He becomes ordinary even if he was born ingrained with all elements for success Adebayo Alonge Dreams are the stuff we create in our minds … Continue reading Musings of the African millennial: Quotes on dreaming