The African Elephant (Mind Liberation #6)

Africans are like the elephant in the zoo. The elephant may have the power to knock down a building, but because it believes it can’t break the chain or string, even if the chain or string exists only in its mind, it doesn’t even try. … Such, too, is the condition of the African mind. Somehow we have come to believe that we’re incapable of doing anything for ourselves. This kind of [elephant in the zoo] thinking prevents us from achieving our full God-given potential. And it prevents us from seeing circumstances as opportunities & setbacks as stepping-stones. It is these mental chains that need to be broken. —S.K. Pipim, The Transformed Mind, pp. 222-223.

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