Quote of the week and transcending perceptions

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“The narrator must begin by understanding herself beyond the given images that have fixed her as a projection of other people’s desires.” 

Simon Gikandi, writing about Anthills of the Savannah in Reading Chinua Achebe

Each day is a quest to understand myself beyond people's perceptions and expectations of me. It is an adventure and perhaps the most significant journey I can ever take. 

Each day I pick the mission to understand my continent, beyond inherited assumptions and ideas influenced from without.

The former facilitates the latter because, it all starts with self.

What's your strategy for self-affirmation?

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