who is the person of culture?


Romain Rolland says

the true man of culture is not he who makes of himself and his ideal the centre of the universe, but who looking around him sees, as in the sky, the stream of the Milky Way, thousands of little flames which flow with his own; and who seeks neither to absorb them nor to impose upon them his own course, but to give himself the religious persuasion of their value and of the common source of the fire by which all alike are fed.

 

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

9 thoughts on “who is the person of culture?

  1. John Faupel says:

    Romain Rowlland’s description of ‘the man of culture’ is emotionally appealing to anyone who can empathise with the universe, without consciously trying to change it to their on advantage. Don’t you think, for our own survival, we now have to do this to some extent … but it might be the beginning of the end for all of us. Rousseau description seems to pinpoint the start of the problem, when he said ‘the first man, who having enclosed a piece of land, bethought himself of saying ‘this is mine’ and found people simple enough to believe him, was the founder of civil society’.

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  2. maryplumbago says:

    Love this

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  3. basenjibrian says:

    Hey, Maka. I thought you might find this interesting: Consolation Philosophy

    https://aeon.co/essays/consolation-philosophy-and-the-struggle-of-reason-in-africa?

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  4. renudepride says:

    Patience, tolerance and understanding = acceptance of ourselves and our limitations and the same of others. Naked hugs!

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