COLUMN: A country where ignorance is bliss

2016-08-25 06:00
motivation zyd mzamo

motivation zyd mzamo

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

There is no one who knows better than others. Respect others’ rights! Some leaders think they know better than others. They have a right to say what’s good for you. Like those past days.

When the master thought he knew what’s best for his slaves. History repeats itself. We have it today. The master wants to think for others. The master wants to be the boss. And the master doesn’t like what others say. Even if it is true, he doesn’t. He twists it and turns it to appear as if it is offensive.

And he knows how to whip up the support. So that everyone agrees with him.

And you look like a bad guy, such as Herman Mashaba. When he said the poor couldn’t manage funds, there was uproar. Like as if he can. Can he? Now, here’s a lesson. Let’s see whether you can do it. If you were given one rand, all things being equal, how would you spend it? You’d say it is small. What can you do with one rand? You’d spend it all, of course. Now take a guy who’s been taught the value of money.

What will he do? He’d invest 50 cents, spend 20 cents, give 10 cents to charity, and keep 20 cents for emergency. Or, am I kidding? No, I’m not. I mean it. This is what he will do.

Why? He will because he has been taught to do that. They start them young, when they are six or seven. And they teach them the value of money. How do they do that? They give them a book to record everything.

This is to enable them to account for how they use the money. There is a column for credit. And there is one for debt. The column for credit should be more. In other words, they should avoid debt.

Are the poor taught that? I don’t think so. That is why there is so much corruption. Money is siphoned for other things. People drive nice cars. The poor remain the same. Sometimes I feel they do not want us to know.

For if we do; they will be caught out. And once caught out, all that will be gone. They will be out of power. Real leaders are not rhetoric. They are not angry. They do not shout down. Issue threats. Stay positive.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.