Who do we need to be? By Audrey Barrett

Who do we need to be? By Audrey Barrett

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This question came up in our leadership activity, Art Changes Everything project and as we were talking about Nica history.  Our leadership activity organized us into quadrants based on our personality.  Through asking the question, “Who do you need to be?” we can work with those opposite to give us the best outcome.  While learning about Nicaragua’s history, we learned about how poorly the U.S. has treated the Nicaraguans. Certain Americans have abandoned the ability to connect with others and give them a fair chance.  They didn’t know who they needed to be to help further the world’s emotional wealth.  Working with the Fenix students can take us outside of ourselves and bring us back to who we need to be.

 

One of the things we learned in class was the phrase “color de vista”.  Amie told us that this was a type of curse that someone put on another if they had wronged them.  I did some further investigation and asked one of the Fenix leaders what it meant.  Yohastei responded by saying that it was what happened when a bad person looked at a baby and the baby got cursed and then got sick.  We shared some of our similar beliefs about stepping on a crack to bring bad luck.  These types of beliefs are shared among many cultures.