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The Confessions of a Misfit: Reasons Why I Suck So Much Paperback – June 10, 2011
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About the Author
Mokokoma Mokhonoana is a philosopher and a social critic. His work is generally an attempt to link human suffering to our thinking or, at times, lack thereof. He strongly believes that human suffering could ultimately be dramatically reduced if not eradicated if we invest in developing a society of Independent Thinkers. Granted, thinking isn't everything, and some people might even go so far as to say that thinking alone will not solve anything. Having said that, he believes that at the core of every single thing that breeds human suffering lies either or both of the following: (1) THINKING, i.e., human deeds, which were bred by our thinking, or, lack thereof; and (2) PERSPECTIVE, i.e., the attitude that we have towards things that breed our suffering, e.g., death. An attitude that is, of course, attributable to nothing but our thinking (which was shaped by our cultural conditioning). Mokokoma studies human beings. And from some of his observations, he either writes or draws. He shares his observations through aphorisms, essays, and cartoons. He was born, bred, and is based, within the bounds of some invention called South Africa.
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I would like to thank yesterday's failures for today's successes.
I would like to thank today's losses for tomorrow's gains.
School taught us to cover up to avert other students from copying our answers, which are made up of our knowledge. But, with this book, I would like to achieve the opposite: give away, or rather share, everything that I have learned about everything that falls under the umbrella of life.
Before you start working on something ask yourself, "For long will what I am about to work on matter?"
Don't see your qualifications as a sign to stop seeking knowledge.