OF #Peace in the 4th March elections, #AmaniCoalition and #Nominative_Determinism

Nominative Determinism is a theory that a person’s name can have a significant role in determining key aspects of job, profession or even character.

In a paper on “synchronicity”   Carl Jung  states: “we find ourselves in  something of quandary when it comes to making up our minds about a phenomenon which Stokel calls the ‘compulsion of the name’. What he means by this is the sometimes quite gross coincidence between a mans name and his peculiarities or profession. For instance…Herr Feist (Mr stout) is food minister,Herr Rosstauscher(Mr Horse trader) is a lawyer,Herr Kalberer (Mr Calves) is an obstetrician…are these the whimsicalities of chance or the suggestive effects of the name as Stokel seems to suggest, or are they meaningful coincidences?”

Carl Jung also cited a few other examples among the psychologists: “Herr Freud (Joy) champions the pleasure principles,Herr Adler(Eagle)   the will to power, Herr Jung(young) the idea of rebirth …”
Social psychologists, and even laymen, have for long argued that a name can indeed significantly influence a life.

In the Kikuyu and Kamba  communities,I’m yet to meet a poor Kitonga/Gitonga(a wealthy person), or a rich muthini(poor person). I’m pretty sure you can find quite a few such examples in you own culture.

Everyone in Kenya, in East Africa, and indeed the whole world wants peace during and after the 4th March 2013 general elections. As such, Maybe we should elect the Amani Coalition (Peace coalition). I’m just saying…                   


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