Thursday, January 5, 2012

Kindred

A kindred is an ephemeral grouping which is neither permanent nor a continuing one through generations in any fixed pattern.The reckoning of kindred changes with the individual who reckons his/her cicle of relatives.

This is because the members of any particular kindred do not have nor reckon an ancestor in common to all of them ;instead what they all have or recognize in common is ego.

Every individual in a society has a kindred and the kindred of each individual will overlap with his/her next of kin.No kindred is common for any two individuals besides siblings.

A kindred is thus not ancestor-focused but ego-centred.

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