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Tipping scales on dependency

30 July 2013, 08:46
 As a country that is suffering from many diseases and social ills one of the most common one that is invisible is DEPENDENCY. It seems as though as a country we have fallen into the trap of always expecting someone or something that will feed into your needs and do something for you.

We walk around acting as though the world owes us something. Here is the question why don’t you wake up and do it for yourself? Yes! Vukuzenzele. We are breeding employees instead of entrepreneur’s individuals who will be able to contribute to the economy of the country and build a name for himself and in the future help to crutch others. Unfortunately our society is one that depends on grants, government creating jobs and any other hand out that it can get its hands on. What do we attribute this behaviour to?

Who should take ownership in fixing this? Does anyone have the solution? There are no straight answers to these questions but here is an alternative rather than being stuck in the whirlwind of dependency. According to the book Dependency to Dignity; a book by an Ashoka award winner Vivienne Schultz who developed the A2B Module relates an individual’s Occupational Intelligence and their state of dependency.

The relationship between the state of dependency and an individual’s Occupational Intelligence is a close-fitting one. The only way a human grows is by out of comfort zone challenges which results in Occupational Intelligence, the more the challenges thrown at them the more their Occupational Intelligence will develop.  The ideal way an independent individual is groomed is that s/he is nurtured in an environment where the parents are constantly creating “out of comfort zone” challenges that create neural pathways in the brain which stimulate a person’s thinking abilities. Which in turn makes them independent in their thinking and actions. If that foundation didn’t take place the individual would then stay in their dependent responses. The A2B Module facilitates entrepreneurial development and is able to train individuals in taking ownership, being responsible and learning to channel anxiety in a positive way. 

The Module is in actual fact an entrepreneurial development scale A1 being the lowest and B3 being the highest. B2 is considered to be the competitive response. Most individuals have the ability to reach atleast the A3 or B1 level when being facilitated and are under structure, this means that most people are capable of carrying out responsibilities effectively. Being an entrepreneur is a possibility for every individual walking this earth.

Taking ownership is a fundamental in achieving this and carrying out the responsibility of being the best you can be in your current position/situation.  This nation that we are living in that is constantly saying;” clothe me, feed me, give me a job” can be a thing of the past if we commit to raising future entrepreneurs and B3 individuals who will be able to help others after they have helped themselves . By: Vuyiswa Radebe
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