>plutonic thought way of I think therefore I am but in the >African centered way of I am because we are. Thus meaning that >knowledge of self is knowledge of who you are which is a >result and representation of family community culture etc.
Understood...basically the opposite of ego is love. Who we are has to do with the love we have for ourselves and our loved ones. A strong sense of self love is what keeps me in service (community) and what connects me to my immediate family.