We have been told this is the commandment of our ancestors to Know tthyself. But what does that mean? Is there anything in western society that would clue us in to a definition? Does the language we grew up with make it unnecessary for further explanation or does it leave us confused? The term "thyself" is from Elizabethan English such as we find in the King James version of the Christian bible so how can such an expression convey to us what our ancestors have to say to us? In America to know thyself means identify with your own personality. See yourself as an individual. Nurture, promote and defend your idiosyncrasies. For us know thyself means know who you are according to where and from whom you come. It means have a keen awareness of our collective identity. With such knowledge it makes no sense to argue about who's too dark or who's too light. Those are the concerns of the individual person not the collective Self. Know thySelf.