PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Raechel Patrica
 
Comments: 16
Article views: 3115
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Raechel Patrica's badges.
 

I am just a young South African

02 April 2014, 14:09

Originally published on: http://konstantdreaming.wordpress.com


I wish I could say I am at a loss for words about the latest events within this cruel world. In fact, I am not. My mind is jumbled with love, hatred, admiration, conflict and just plain confusion. I don’t know how or why we would want to hurt, emotionally and physically, the people around us. Why would we want to damage anybody; create doubts; negative thoughts; body issues upon humans just like ourselves? I will not even touch upon my deeply personal fight against animal cruelty as that alone falls on deaf-ears.

I am worried, for my country, South Africa, my family, future family and ultimately my world. Where reputable journalists have become blood-hungry gossip-hounds. It is a world where our bodies have become a source of amusement as well as an object of abuse. I worry about the unemployed, their families, the violent crimes we face everyday. I am saddened by the homeless, standing at every robot, sleeping on our corners, some even drinking towards a numbness so that they don’t have to deal with this life. I am angered about the rights taken away from those poor souls, discriminated against for loving another soul of the same sex.

I will admit I am neurotic; I read articles, political statements, and news on current events, opinions blasting our social networks throughout my day. This not only educates - and only just, because what source of information can we truly trust - on daily issues and struggles within our societies. However it also affects me emotionally, yes I am a bleeding heart, it staggers my mind how easily angered, and vengeful and violent we all are. Although none of us have been involved in these atrocities, we have the power to prevent those of the future.

I find it’s easy to say these words, but really what could I possibly do to improve things? In all honesty I would love to engage in some sort of activity to assist and find solutions to such problems. This is why I am voting in the May elections, it is why I am constantly trying to create awareness whether it be by social media or word of mouth.

I invite the youth of this world to join me. I invite you to stand up for what we understand as good and right. This is our world too, I want to leave a legacy for future generations that is based on love, that of self and others, hope, mutual respect and above all else, unity. That said it is no easy task.

I only ask that you participate in creating a better world, a kinder generation and a legacy of peace.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
16 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Terrylin Backpackers
The cheque is in the post

"I hear you are in bond collections. What are the latest excuses people are coming up with these days? I've run out of ideas." Read more...

10 comments 3855 views
Submitted by
Meta
News in the digital age

How do you think that spreading your hate/bigotry and or intolerance helps anybody? Read more...

14 comments 1234 views
Submitted by
Brian Faul
How and why a Dictator is born

One needs to remember looking back in history these hard times is when a dictator is more likely to get born. It is during these hard times that a dictator gets voted into power. Read more...

10 comments 2021 views
Submitted by
Prenisha Naidoo
I will be proactive...

This letter is in response to articles on the death of baby Jamie Naidoo, We have the tendency to be reactive…we wait for something to happen, then suddenly we care, writes a News24 User. Read more...

2 comments 500 views
Submitted by
woadstress
Celebration

Make a list of at least ten things that you can celebrate, and write two or three reasons why you can celebrate those things or events. Read more...

1 comments 186 views
Submitted by
Eric de Castro
Last squeak of the year

 Read more...

14 comments 309 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off the bestselling books

Save big on the most captivating reads of 2014. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.