Thursday, July 30, 2015

It's All About Me: The Guide To Destroying A Community

What Is Democracy?

The Asante tribe of Ghana and the Gyaman tribe of the Ivory Coast developed the symbol  Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu, and many others to represent important cultural concepts.

The Ghanaian Adinkra symbol depicts a crocodile with two heads that fight over food, but share one stomach. Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu symbolizes the importance of setting aside those points of view and opinions personally developed in order to remain focus on what is intrinsically most important; and that is to achieve a common goal in order to provide positive change for the collective people. Initially, this symbol was designed to remind the Asante that infighting and tribalism were dangerous for the well being of the community. Over time, the meaning transformed well beyond its original significance, and can be applied to the politics and tribulations existing today which call for the democracy of a community to resolve its concerns. 

Resist The Temptation Of Isolation

Many of us are living in a world of selfishness and greed. Particularly in the U.S., it seems ever present that the culture would have it that every man is out for himself.

Social media has created new levels of narcissism that should add several more chapters of mental disorder diagnosis to the DSM-V. 

Yet in the midst of it all, though it may seem quite difficult, we have a responsibility to preserve a compassionate heart for each other, for at the end of the day, whether we like it or not....we are all that we have.

Try and take some time out to think of the well being of your neighbor. You don't have to negate the fact that you may have opposing views, yet the character you build is developed within the choices that you make. This shall determine y(our) future, and the future of next generations. Think of the symbol of Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu. 


The Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu Necklace

Handsomely designed for the man who can appreciate solidarity and interconnection. This piece can be worn with many colors, and many styles. Wear it with confidence. FTM Collection.

Funtunfunefu-Denkyemfunefu: "The crocodiles share one stomach, so neither of them survives without the other. A reminder that infighting and tribalism is harmful to all."

25" length (Can extend length)
Silver plated lobster claw clasp
Strung on vinyl coated, stainless steel braided wire
Solid brass West African Adinkra pendant
Chocolate & Deep Brown wood beads
African Trade Beads (Krobo)
Coconut Heishe
Jasper gemstones
Dzi Agate focal bead

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