To live in a country that has people who want to succeed and make the world a better place for themselves and the people around them, what more can be inspiring than a place that consist of people that are determined, that have the will, the courage, strength and the desire to make a world a better place? I am inspired by the Namibian people, and am even more inspired by the way, they love their culture.
A country that has 14 regions, about almost 10 tribes, 10 different languages, two different skin colors, and still manages to live in harmony and peace. I watch news, I read in the newspapers, and I see on the news how countries are having war within each other. I cannot help but be proud and inspired by the Namibian people. In other parts of the world, some cultures are not accepted, people with certain skin color are not valued or accepted in their societies, and some certain races are killed.
In Namibia, we embrace our differences, we are eager to learn about other peoples cultures and most importantly, we are one no matter the skin color, the age or the gender. It gives me so much hope and courage because I know Namibia might not be wealthiest country when it comes to infrastructure, but I know that it is rich, because Namibia is my home, as it runs on love and laughter.
Namibia is made up of inspirational leaders, who create an inspiring culture within the country. People are led by self-respect, a sense of ownership and excitement. The leaders in my country breathe life, confidence and creativity into the country. For me culture is the guiding force of every group and society, essentially culture is the dominant dictating force in people’s lives. The cultures of the Namibian is what makes them out different from other people in the world, and how inspiring can that be? The biggest thing that inspires me about culture, it’s the fact that it is passed from generation to generation, and it’s therefore not something you have to be taught, but rather something that has to be caught.
Every race or tribe in Namibia has his or her own culture, and believes in it, and lives by it. Namibian’s cannot escape from their culture because culture is our identity. The different ways in which we dress, the ways in which we perform religious services, marital ritual and funeral obsequies, this is everything that makes us unique, makes us beautiful, makes us different; yet this is what defines us. To have different believes, faiths, colours, languages, social status and still live in the same place, with peace, harmony and love, there is nothing that can inspire me more than that about Namibia.
My Namibia My pride.