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By Leo Tolstoy

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A Confession — an essay via Leo Tolstoy on his spiritual concepts — indicates the nice writer in strategy of searching for solutions to profound questions that difficulty all who take them on: "What will come of my life?" and "What is the which means of life?": those are questions whose solutions have been an absolute requirement for Tolstoy. throughout the essay, Tolstoy exhibits varied makes an attempt to discover solutions at the examples of technology, philosophy, japanese knowledge and the critiques of his fellow novelists. . . . discovering no doable answer in any of those, Tolstoy acknowledges the deep spiritual convictions of standard humans as containing the most important to precise solutions.

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More recent discussions of migration focus squarely on economics as well (Massey et al. 1993; Bodvarsson and Van den Berg 2009). In addition, theorists point to the anxiety of host societies stemming from Introduction >> 19 economic self-interest in the face of an incoming labor force (Fetzer 2000, 13). Interestingly, however, Rastafari are often more wealthy than many Ethiopians and are viewed as potential business owners and development workers. Whereas this situation puts Rastafari in the position of foreigners—whether as investors or humanitarian workers—it gives them the opportunity to offer jobs and aid to the Ethiopian communities in which they live.

These individuals 24 << Introduction included high school and college students, farmers on the outskirts of the town, and teachers at local colleges and high schools as well as teachers who had worked for a Rastafari-run school; merchants who owned businesses in the area; local NGO workers; businesspeople who have worked with Rastafari; journalists from both print and broadcast media; government officials at the level of municipal government; musicians and artists; members of Haile Selassie’s family; and Orthodox priests and Protestant pastors, among others.

The Rastafari sense of already being citizens of, rather than immigrants to, the host society also causes them to challenge some of the assumptions made by theories of immigration. In the Rastafari context within Ethiopia, psychologist John W. Berry’s influential model of acculturation for immigrants seems to be a difficult fit (1980, 1997). Berry’s argument that immigrants confront a dilemma in balancing their traditional culture with the new culture of the host country is complicated by the Rastafari belief that their culture is that of Ethiopia.

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