Yolo-You Only Live Once, so get a life

2015-04-30 13:44
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Have you made up your mind as to what you want to be in life.

What is life then. Some of us are not afraid of facing life. We love life. And we see life as a gift.

What about you, out there. Radio personality Redi Thlabi of Radio 702 recently uttered something that stung me. She said, “Madness is what you do and expect different results.”

Some people say those that embrace the new are crazy. And those that embrace the new say those that do not are crazy. Who is right and who is wrong. Where do you belong? Do you belong to the old or the new?

You can’t be new while you are old? You have to be new to be new.

There are some people who think we will never be intelligent. There are some who thing we should not be intelligent.

If we are, they say, “You think you are clever.” Or, “You make yourself better. We will show you!” That’s scary. A life where you are not allowed to think! That’s scary. I don’t like such a life.

I don’t like it because it does not give you latitude to be who you want to be. You have to rely on others to tell you who you ought to be. “You are an African. You are not white!”

You know what that says? It says, “Act this way. Do not act that way.”

Why? Why can’t I be what I want to be? But do you know what you want to be? Do you? If you don’t you are doomed. You should know what you want to be. You should have time to yourself and take stock. Don’t run away from yourself. Face yourself squarely.

This is what you should do. Or are you afraid to do that?

Are you afraid of what you will discover if you do that? Yeah man you will find out you can’t do things. You can’t run a business. You are not ambitious. You love fun. And you think the world owes you.

This is what you will find out. You will find out you are not a dreamer. You mistake a dreamer for a mad person. You can’t think about a good life that you can enjoy. You think that is impossible. Not you. Once you were told you would never make it. And you believed that. So it is etched in your mind. It can’t go away. As soon as you try, it comes to you. And if you fail, the reaction is, “I knew it!”

Oh man, what a mess! You know something; you can make it! Just forget about the anger you have. Forget about the jealousies you have. Die from bad influences. Bad influences are everywhere. Die from them. Wake up to your dream. You have a dream, don’t you? If you do, wake up to it. When you hit a hump, pause, but don’t give up.

That is part of life. Life is a game - a beautiful game. Stay positive

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