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I'm a slave to my freedom

14 November 2012, 15:06

We young black South Africans are still bounded by our own freedom, due to lack of responsibility and understanding of where we came from. There's a lack of knowledge as to how to live in a free society, how to handle ourselves, how to act and not be acted upon and on how to set and follow our dreams. One of the biggest issues is the lack of financial education or financial freedom and that's because of where we come from.

We are a materialism young nation, buying of expensive clothes and burning them, Alcohol, drugs, sex, and expensive cars are our main priority. We want to be superior than our fellow brothers and sisters, so much that we risk all that we have to show how better we are or can be, and thus slavery caves in and we are lulled to criminalism and thus slaves to our freedom. Our parents are not teaching us how to save or invest, but how to spend.

Fraud seems to be our easy way out and our government has paved the way for us. We ought to realize our true potential and focus on Education and investment. A young group called Izikhothane well known for reckless spending of money is what the future holds for the youth,  there's no career investment nor financial investment and unfortunately we will never realize wealth because we live for the now.

In 1976 slavery was about violence, prejudice and color, but today it's all about the way we think. Freedom must be felt not seen.  Young Black South Africans are getting pregnant at an alarming rate, high school dropout rates are increasing every year due to our recklessness. We need to change our attitude if we ought to lead our nation. President Barack Obama is a great example of what education and commitment does to the youth, by becoming the third youngest president of the United States at the age 47 years, 169 days old and also becoming the First black president of the country, if one were to compare the age of our presidents or youth serving in high government positions the numbers are disturbing.

Lets learn to be free, to feel free, and most off all to act freely and let loose of the chains of slavery and poverty.

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