15-10-2020 di Leon Mufasa
My mal d'Afrique is dedicated to those who have never been in Africa.
To those who have not been struck by lightning at the age of 14 and since then almost every year organize a holiday in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Ethiopia, Rwanda.
It would take a whole book, with my photo album attached, to explain to you what is hard to put into words.
We would need the words of the poor communities in the suburbs of Nairobi or Morogoro, which we visited and which we have been helping to grow for a long time, even at a distance thanks to some Africans who have made it and now want to set an example for others.
My African sickness is for all those who have easy judgements, the ready answer, the perfect criticism.
All I am saying is that we have lost sight of the real reason for life, which is to feel good with ourselves and as much as possible with others.
Without worrying about whether others are white, black, healthy, sick, right or left.
Africa teaches that the only chilling difference is between those who are too rich and those who are too poor, between those who cannot access health care and those who can afford billionaire private clinics.
In between are all of us and we should have solidarity for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Africa teaches these things only if you immerse yourself in it completely, if you explore the places where Nature is master.
Because when you go into the slums, into the cities, you find the injustices that civilization has brought and even less happiness.
People chase the same things that have made our society sad and unhappy, but nobody explains it to them.
So I would like to explain to you that Africa's sickness is essentially to understand these things and go looking for them where there is still love for life, where happiness costs nothing and where at the end of the day, before you fall asleep, you simply think that you had a good time and that you don't hope for better than another day like this.
It is certainly not the only way to be happy, but I have found this and I am immensely satisfied.
It gives meaning to my life and helps me to be better even when I have to endure living in a world that has lost its meaning.
Those who do not understand it should just keep quiet.
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