“Society in Its Essence: Knowledge and Man’s Characteristics”, by Wasiu Owolabi


By Wasiu Owolabi

Society in Its Essence: Knowledge and Man’s Characteristics

I am inspired to write this piece, not because I want to, but because I need to. It is quite pertinent to clarify some misconceptions of the true meaning of society in its essence.

It is true that people are different–from different ethnic groups in terms of race, religion, nation and culture. Nevertheless, we cannot deny the fact that we are humans!

The order in our world today is being driven, to some extent, towards embracing each other despite ethnic differences in order to strive for our common interest which is none other than harmonious existence–peace.

Over the years, we have learnt to live with each other in the same society regardless of our beliefs, though there is still conflict of interest between some ethnic groups over power while some are fighting for survival. Yet, we…

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