Posted by: stbideas | October 20, 2009

Chimamanda Adichie warns of the danger of a single story

Found this on TED.

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

my Point of View: While we may not need to understand all the cultures of the world to get by in this world, it is important that we rid ourselves of the belief that our story is the only story and as such the only way to see the world. (This also applies to our personal lives) Knowing that we do not exist alone, is the very reason why we should be tolerant of other people’s culture/story. Doing this, I belief, would make for a better and richer world. Watch the Video below.

Chimamanda Adichie is making Nigerians proud. Go girl!


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