Everyone is the stranger of a stranger... in a strange place, at the margin of Sudan and Ethiopia. At the margin of the margins of Sudan and Ethiopia. And every marginal would like to be the center. To rule, to deal, to kill to rule at the center.
Let's change the pattern. Let's recognise marginality as a rule. Let's make marginality a center. Let's give up with the idea of cultural diversity as "all different but all the same". Let's recognise otherness and alterity to assume better all the differences: "all different but in the same place". Let's talk about failures, let's talk about mixes, 'metissages'. We are all bastards.
Everyone is the bastard of a bastard[?] . Bastardy is our rule, there is no identity but an ID. There is no identity but my neighbour, my enemy, my brother. Let's talk about violence. Let's recognise our enmities, our fraternal antagonisms. Let's make violence history.
All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
When a man gets to despair he knows that all his thinking will never get him out. He will only get out by the sheer creative effort of God. Consequently he is in the right attitude to receive from God that which he cannot gain for himself.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
The racism, the sexism, I never let it be my problem, it's their problem. If I see a door comin' my way, I'm knockin' it down. And if I can't knock down the door, I'm sliding through the window. I'll never let it stop me from what I wanna do.
In terms of the game theory, we might say the universe is so constituted as to maximize play. The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn't want it any other way.