Although I am a day late, I will still write about it. It has been challenging to get a word with letter X, mainly because I rarely use this letter in words and sentences. At the beginning of the challenge, I had thought about using xenophobia as my X word, but until last night I was still not inspired to write about it.
However, after seriously thinking about it, I decided to use Xenophobia as my X Word. According to Wikipedia, “Xenophobia is the fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. Xenophobia can manifest itself in many ways such as hatred, fear, anguish and bitterness”.
Whenever I think about the word xenophobia, I am tempted to remember South Africa. It’s not that I have lived in South Africa, but inclined to think based on the stories and news articles.
Xenophobia has a negative connotation, hence negative impact and influence. It’s important for us as individuals to combat xenophobia and live at peace with everyone. We are all born with a different skin tone for specific reasons, hence the importance of understanding our differences. Difference brings about diversity, hence growth, increase, development and wisdom.
Go forth and live with differences. Accept and recognize that although we are all different we can live together.
Till next time!