South Africans Should Never Forget


Lions Head Hike

Lions Head, Cape Town, South Africa, Dec 2013. Jean-Jacques M © All Rights Reserved.

South Africans should never forget. It is our disunity that makes our unity.
Whether we fully appreciate it or not, we still stand as a model for the world…

…about how disunity can be overcome. Even if it leads to some of the same,
we have also made massive strides.

What we need to do is mature into this process and take pride.
Politics aside. It is our duty to continue to build on this and not take our peace
and relative stability for granted.

Our destiny is in our own hands. There is no more Nelson Mandela to show the way,
or on whose legacy we can ride. There is no-one to take his place. It is up to each individual to make the effort and to be the way he or she wants South Africa to be.

We are not going back to where we have come from and we are not going to a worse place. Will we allow anyone to take this democracy and stability away from us?
South Africans need to realise that everything does not rely on the
state, like a father or mother figure which has to take care of it’s children…

A successful society is built on mature individuals who take responsibility for themselves, who contribute to society practically. It does not lie in perpetual blame
and talk-shopping until kingdom comes, expecting manna to fall from the sky…

Either you contribute or you don’t. What have you done lately for society?
There’s a big difference between talking the talk and walking the walk.

Time to grow up big boys and girls.

By Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café. © 2014. All Rights Reserved.


2 Responses to “South Africans Should Never Forget”

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Though I’ve never been to South Africa, I feel that you are right on the money here. There is no more Mandela to show the way, you must not take things for granted, and all must stand up and take responsibility. It’s truly a great thing, what was accomplished. And more can be.

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