I grew up in a small village of Northern KZN, I was taught to go to school, work hard and get a job (which I did)....while the downfall of this kind of teaching is subject for another day, what I like about it is that it never taught me to expect hand outs from anyone (government included).
As a 24 year old woman I am greatly troubled by how the youth of south Africa and the general public feels this sense of entitlement from the government, employers etc. no one wants to think for themselves, people expect incentives for using their brains
While this sense of entitlement is a growing ailment in our society, the middle class seems to be the most inflicted, getting over indebted and being reckless with their incomes and not even beeing productive in those jobs that they have but are very quick to demand salary increases that they don't even deserve because they are entitled to it, then engaging in these countless labour strikes that are not taking our country anywhere.
I wish I lived in a South Africa where the youth acknowledged that they are the future and that their minds are their greatest tools that they can use to create opportunities and that in this information age no one owes them a thing, that not even a previously disadvantaged background entitles them to anything.
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