How to deal with criminality

I have found this on tumblr and it touched me so deeply I have to share it here.

I absolutely love this :’)

I wish this happened in our society.

In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them. 

For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.

The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness. 

But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.

The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.

They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”

Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!

NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”


3 thoughts on “How to deal with criminality

    • @KS Counselor, why is that then?

      I do think in many cases, the thing that motivates people to do immoral/criminal things is a feeling of emotional loss, and in cases where the person is acting out against society it makes sense that the person must feel the ends justify the means meaning he sees society as less important than whatever problem he/she is facing. Often yes it is a disconnect between how much he perceived he is loved by society, if it isn’t enough he/she will have to make up for that through some other means and criminality becomes more of an option in that case. I mean, in many societies money equals respect regardless almost of how it’s made.

      However I feel that although society is a very strong tool to remind people of why they are worthy of love, I feel the love could also come from within. Self compassion, self love, self empathy. Maybe I’m just very individualistic but I would rather already know why I’m good enough, for my owe sake, and they love people for who they are as living beings. Then this possibly iunno, maybe could extent to other animals so as not to eat meat, which I do now, but maybe some day wont. I feel empathy might mean more than than pride. However from studying mbti I realize different people need different things.

      Haha, anyways that’s just a ramble, Great post!

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