Ukushefa phakathi neminyaka

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Uma ucabanga ukuthi umzabalazo wamadoda wokususa izinwele zobuso ungowesimanje, sinezindaba zakho. Kunobufakazi bemivubukulo bokuthi, kuLate Stone Age, amadoda agundiwe ngetshe, i-obsidian, noma i-clamshell shards, noma ama-clamshell asetshenzisiwe njengama-tweezers. (Ouch.)
Kamuva, amadoda azama ngezinsimbi zethusi, zethusi nezensimbi. Abacebile kungenzeka ukuthi babenomuntu obagundayo, ngenkathi abanye bethu bebezovakasha esitolo somgundi. Futhi, ukuqala ngeNkathi Ephakathi, kungenzeka ukuthi ubuye wavakashela nomgundi uma udinga ukuhlinzwa, ukukhishwa kwegazi, noma ukukhishwa kwamazinyo. (Izinyoni ezimbili, itshe elilodwa.)

Ezikhathini zakamuva nje, abesilisa basebenzise insimbi eqondile yensimbi, ebizwa nangokuthi "ukusika umphimbo" ngoba… kahle, kusobala. Idizayini yayo efana nommese yayisho ukuthi kwakumele icijwe ngetshe lokucija noma ngebhande lesikhumba, futhi idinga ikhono elibonakalayo (kungasaphathwa ukugxila okufana ne-laser) ukuze isetshenziswe.

KUNGANI SAQALA UKUSEGUA ENDAWENI YOKUQALA?
Ngenxa yezizathu eziningi, kuvela. AbaseGibhithe lasendulo babegunda izintshebe namakhanda abo, mhlawumbe ngenxa yokushisa futhi mhlawumbe njengendlela yokuvimba izintwala. Yize kwakuthathwa njengokungahlanzekile ukukhulisa izinwele zobuso, oFaro (ngisho nabanye besifazane) babefaka izintshebe zamanga belingisa unkulunkulu u-Osiris.

Ukushefa kwamukelwa kamuva ngamaGrikhi ngesikhathi sokubusa kuka-Alexander the Great. Lo mkhuba wakhuthazwa kabanzi njengendlela yokuzivikela yamasosha, ukuvimbela isitha ekubambeni izilevu zaso ukulwa.

ISITATIMENDE SEFASHION NOMA I-FAUX PAS?
Amadoda abe nobudlelwano benzondo nothando nezinwele zobuso kusukela ekuqaleni kwesikhathi. Kuyo yonke le minyaka, izintshebe bezilokhu zibonakala zingenabuntu, zinhle, ziyisidingo senkolo, uphawu lwamandla nobungqabavu, zingcolile impela, noma isitatimende sezepolitiki.

Kuze kube ngu-Alexander the Great, amaGreki asendulo ayegunda izintshebe zawo kuphela ngezikhathi zokulila. Ngakolunye uhlangothi, izinsizwa ezingamaRoma cishe ngo-300 BC zazinomcimbi “wokushefa okokuqala” ukugubha iminyaka yobudala obuzayo, futhi zazikhulisa izintshebe zazo kuphela lapho zilila.

Ngesikhathi sikaJulius Caesar, amadoda aseRoma amlingisa ngokuhluthula izintshebe, uHadrian, uMbusi WaseRoma kusukela ngo-117 kuya ku-138, wabuyisela intshebe esitayeleni.

Abongameli bokuqala baseMelika abangu-15 babengenazintshebe (yize uJohn Quincy Adams noMartin Van Buren babedlala ezinye izimvu zemvu ezihlaba umxhwele.) Kwabe sekukhethwa u-Abraham Lincoln, ongumnikazi wentshebe edume kunayo yonke. Waqala umkhuba omusha — omongameli abaningi ababemlandela babenezinwele zobuso, kwaze kwaba nguWoodrow Wilson ngo-1913. Futhi kusukela lapho, bonke omongameli bethu baye baphuculwa. Futhi kungani kungenjalo? Ukushefa sekude kakhulu.


Isikhathi Iposi: Nov-13-2020