“Fatalism is a pervasive attitude among the majority of Kenyans, and Africans. You accept injustices and avoidable risks with a fatalistic calm.”
This statement jolted me out of my train of thoughts. It was a word that I had heard before. However, no one had ever accused me of being a fatalistic thinker. This person was making these the objective observations of my culture from a distance. As if on cue, he began to rant a series of thought-provoking rhetorical questions.