The beauty of approach.
Properly, it is human to entice every of our thoughts to acknowledging the wisdom of others, so to pave a way for sense to espouse your reasoning, and or opinions.
In his commenting after a football match, a now former footballer, Brett Favre, had the following to say;
“Injuries obviously change the way you approach the game.”
Indeed, Africans believes that only a scar is a better placed teacher on any lesson, as it will be a constant reminder for a person ‘s inability to take appropriate steps within a due environment.
South Africa is faced by high level ignorance, both on the part of adults and young people, particularly on an inability to curb the repeat of mistakes, which costs lives and at times which causes a loss to integrity.
We have seen during the weekend of the 3rd of September, all and sundry heading to parks, stadia and clubs for entertainment, engaging into consuming assorted beverages, some which affords them, and some otherwise, at the end, indulging on regrettable actions, with which their remorse were either immediate or the following day, however, these same mistakes were committed the previous years.
Interestingly, there has been an option for going to church, a cost effective action that has no much implications in as far as finances and fatigue, however, we opted to venture into spaces wherein our dignities will be in question, our attires being compromised by competitive values, etc.
We choose to live in remorse opposed to how we have visualised the outlook of our lives whilst still children.
The society witnesses an increase in teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases infections, poor academic concentration and performance, moral degeneration and many other unfortunate encounters, although there are witnesses or direct sufferers of such actions, yet we choose to be a newer addition to such statistics.
South Africa and the world are experiencing the driest moments ever, a situation which stresses even scientists, which to us means that a lot of prayer is required, so that we are able to receive rain, enough to fill up dams and rivers.
Our injuries and scars keep widening, but without lessons learned, without a mere change in attitudes, rendering us an unworthy to learn generation, a generation which accidents makes us fat and happy, without any other consideration.
Generations are maturing into post stages, and thus our attitude to fashion intoxicated lifestyle will render the generations to come after us, unable to respect our graves, for we chose to be loyal to being victims of circumstances we can shy away from.
It’s time we engage the Departments of Social Development, Basic and Higher Education, Treasury, to educate us of the values of having life, the purposes of receiving education, and the value in valuing every cent.
We need to return to basics, the basics of understanding the dangers of lack of knowledge and information on the losses of any loss.
We choose to be victims of our own errors, yet we are passionately engaging in such.
Jimmy Reid, cautions us of being desperate to be some things which we were never designed by natured herself to be aligned to as acceptable living conducts,
I conclude by borrowing his words below, as I hope for a generally changing society;
“A rat race is for rats. We’re not rats. We’re human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement.”
Klaas Nono Mabunda
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