What is Identity?

We can define different types of identities:

(1) Personal identity (Heart, character, way of thinking)

(2) Registration identity (Legal names, ID number, fingerprints, physical address)

(3) Cultural identity (Language, religious believes, customs)

* You choose what identity means for you. What the one person is comfortable with, the next person might not embrace. We need to respect each other's choices.

Download the PARC self-identification chart and see where you fit in. (PARC-Self-identificationChart.pdf)

WHO AM I ?

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Name

Glen Snyman

Nationality

South African

Ethnicity

Khoi-khoi / South African

Race

South African

Religion

Christian – God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Culture

Christianity / Afrikaner / Khoikhoi modern

Residence

Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

Job

School Teacher

Leadership

Leader of PARC (Nothing else)

Cultural language

Khoekhoegowab (Certain people use to say that I do not have a cultural language. Well, they are mistaken; I do have one, this one. I can write and speak it a little bit. There is a difference between “do not have a language” and “cannot speak the language”. Because you cannot speak it, does not mean that you do not have it or it does not exist.)

https://omniglot.com/writing/khoekhoe.htm
https://www.mediafire.com/ file/edvs2nw7ln402s7/Haacke_ Eiseb_Khoekhoegowab_ dictionary.pdf/file
Communication language

Afrikaans, English

Preferred titles

Mr Snyman, Mr Glen or brother Glen (br. Glen), or Glen.

Associated

Church – Assembly of God

Organisations

Educator’s union – NAPTOSA Civil rights movement – FINSA: First Indigenous Nation South Africa

Favourite animal

Ostrich

Favourite flower

Roses

Favourite books

In pursuit of purpose - Myles Monroe (and all his books) The 7 habits of highly effective people - Stephen Covey Peaks and Valleys - Spenser Johnson Animal farm - George Orwell

Best financial advice

Robert Kiyosaki's - Rich dad, poor dad - Youtube videos Dr Kent Hovind - 4 best Godly ways to spend your time and money

Admired places

Cango Caves, Tsitsikamma Park, Table mountain

Clothing

Modern, the current fashion

Hobbies

Jigsaw puzzles, rubiks cubes, mathematics, chess, quattro chess, computer programming, reading, writing, inventing things, playing guitar, gardening.

Interests

The bible, law, politics, culture, history, good movies, jogging, outdoor life, technology, libraries, bookshops. Break-dancing - see video.

First book written

Shangarian - Memory Training program - Nov 2001. The book and software program was developed by me to help a person with his/her memory capabilities. Download link for more info - Shangarian info.

Maths project

Inventing the Glencircarius Rule

I was busy studying 3Dimensional computer programming. I wanted to draw circles inside a cube. I created a computer program algorithm (or formula) for the circumference of a circle. The problem was with phi (π), that it doesn’t give you a specific number outcome. So I asked: Why, when you physically created a circle with a circumference of 1 meter, it could be accurately measured? But that same circle’s circumference can’t be calculated accurately when you use the formula: C = 2 π r. I started to study and physically experiment with the measurements of a circle, and this is the observations I concluded. I named the formula the Glencircarius Rule.
Beliefs
I believe in God the Father, His son Jesus Christ and his spirit the Holy Spirit. I believe in the bible.
Right is always right even if nobody does it and wrong is always wrong even if everybody does. I believe that everyone should work for themselves for what they want in life and not just receive things for free.
I believe in excellence and perfection. That when ever you do something, do it to the best of your ability. Phillipians 4:8 - Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me - everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
It is not just living that is important, but right living. And right living starts with right thinking.
Political hopes/beliefs
I belief in a God-fearing government. The person at leadership should have God as his king. He or she should be a “child of God” and his lifestyle should reflect this.
I belief in one Khoikhoi and San community. That they all should unite under one leadership. And that leadership (chiefs/kings) should be selected by means of voting like in a democratic and transparent government system.
That more people in South Africa learn to speak, read and write the Khoikhoi and San language – Khoekhoegowab.
There is no need in a modern era, today, to follow tribal customs, but people are free to do as they wish and believe. Just don't enforce your believes onto others.
Help the poor by not becoming one of them.
No poverty can withstand 12 hours of labour.
I belief one should enjoy life, live it to its fullest, serve God, love one another and just be very happy.
Land

In South African law, land legally belongs to those who have “Title deed” (Akte) on the land or property. The rest of the land belongs to the government.

Dislikes

Injustice, violence, crime, false teachings, people that doesn’t have manners, jealous people, greediness, people that always want things for free in life and not work for it, drunkenness. Tribal rituals and clothes that do "funny" things.