Hope tempered with well-founded caution in Zimbabwe Wednesday, August 08, - I found hope and excitement on the streets of Harare as people began to exercise a new-found freedom to speak their minds and criticise the events of the past. But their hope was tempered with caution.
The impression one gets is that the former is similar to the latter. But this is far from the truth. Thus, with regard to the dissimilarity between humaneness and humanism, Gade Granted that this is may be the case, the question then is: While humaneness may refer to the essence of being human, including the character traits that define it Dolamo African humanism, on the other hand, would then refer to an ideology, outlook or thought system that values peaceful co-existence and the valorisation of the community.
In other words, it is a philosophy that sees human needs, interests, and dignity as of fundamental importance and concern Gyekye In regard to the project of defining and characterising African humanism, Onyebuchi Eze In other words, a human being achieves humanity through his or her relations with other human beings.
Of course, this is a position which Onyebuchi Eze would not buy given that in his view, the community cannot be prioritised over the individual as: Some believe that what distinguishes an African of black extraction from a Westerner is the view that the former is a communal being while the latter prides in the idea of selfhood or individualism.
To these people the moment we take the individual and the community as subjective equals [as Onyebuchi Eze does] we end up failing to draw the line between what is African from what is fundamentally Western.
Eric K Yamamoto Ubuntu is the idea that no one can be healthy when the community is sick. Ubuntu says I am human only because you are human. If I undermine your humanity, I dehumanise myself.
Hospitality generally means being able to take care of your visitors in such a way that they feel comfortable to have you as their host and the relationship is not commercial.
However, the Western definition of hospitality is such that the host goes out of his or her way to provide for the needs of his guests in return for some payment. This, however, should not be interpreted to mean that the Westerner is not hospitable outside of commerce.
No doubt, they can also be hospitable but it is the magnitude of hospitality that differs. During their short stay in transitthey would be provided with food, accommodation, and warm clothes if they happened to travel during the winter season. Among the Korekore-Nyombwe people of Northern Zimbabwe, strangers would be given water to drink before asking for directions or before asking for accommodation in transit.
The implication was that the stranger would have travelled a very long distance and was probably tired and thirsty and so there was need to give them water to quench their thirst. Now, this is different from the idea of home and hospitality among Western Cosmopolitans, who consider home to be a place of privacy.
Most homes in the West have durawalls or high fences to maximise the privacy of the owner and so a stranger cannot just walk in and be accommodated.
This is quite understandable because in Western societies, the individual is conceived of as the centre of human existence and so there is need to respect his or her rights to privacy. In the West, the idea of a stranger walking into a private space is called trespassing and one can be prosecuted for this act.
The point is that philosophies of hospitality, identity, and belonging are more clearly played out on the home front than in the public sphere. The point is that one cannot only limit and truncate the idea of hospitality to the public sphere.
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