- Greet people whenever you see them; even strangers. Ignoring
anyone is rude.
- Welcome strangers, respect them, and treat them well, because
they may return the favour in the future. The good you do for
someone else will eventually be paid back to you.
- Respect your elders. They have many years of experience. They
know and hold the traditional values that have always kept
communities together. Their minds are less poisoned by the modern
world than young minds.
- You will be judged not by how you look, what you wear, or what
you have, but who you are and how you act.
- If you do something bad, people will find out about it. It
helps keep you honest.
- No person is an island. Each person exists as a part of the
community. No one cannot act without consequence. Each person has
great responsibility. You always have a role, responsibility
and duties in the community, determined by your age, gender, health
- Share what you have, even if it is very little. Do not be
selfish.You must struggle against the community's problems and not
be content to please yourself. Work for the common good.
- Extended Family
- The young, the elderly and the handicapped live at home and are
the responsibility of the extended family. Invest in your child's
education, because he or she will get a job to support the extended
family. People survive even with 50% unemployment because the
workers support their extended families.
- One man, one woman is not always practical; polygamy and the
extended family system often works better in traditional settings.
Do not marry if you cannot afford it.
- Entertainment for its own sake is foolish. Film, music and
literature should be didactic and instructive; it should contain a
- Time is subjective. There is plenty of time. Don't let time
control you. Your watch cannot tell you when an event should begin
- When evaluating the time, food, a car, a house or a person,
scientific statistics and numbers are less important than your own
- Land and Environment
- The environment is sacred; it should be protected and
preserved. Land is the property of nobody and everybody; it should
be shared. It belongs to the ancestors and to the unborn as well as
to the living. Each family should farm as much land as they need.
Access should be equal.
- Medical cures must take into account the mind and the body
together. Science must synthesise its results, not merely analyse
- Death is part of nature and should be discussed openly as
something natural. The ancestors exist in the minds of the living;
they influence and guide their actions.
- Religion should not be based on sadness, guilt and suffering
but joyous celebrations.