The future is not always clear cut as a stone

2015-11-19 06:00
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Do you ever wonder what, when you encounter a kid, his or her future will be like.

It happens a lot to me. I sometimes even stop and chat to them; curious about their future. This is the mystery of life. We don’t know what our future will be. But we can create it!

This is the thing. Our future is not cast in stone. And I’d like this to be a topic of discussion among peers.

“Is our future cast in stone”.

Has it already been decided who we are going to be. Am sure you will hear a chorus of opinion. This is how it should be. We understand things differently. Some don’t see their way out. Some do. And some are self-deceivers.

The latter group is in the majority. They do not always mean what they say. They say things to please the audience or this immediately in front of them.

But as soon as you are out of sight, they have forgotten about you.

They tend to move to other things, what these things are, I do not know myself.

It is about time you to decide who will create your future.

Not so long ago, I met two kids. The one’s name was Tsepo, and the other’s name was Fatso. Tsepo was rather deep. You could not just tell on first encounter, though.

You had to engage with him to discover his inner self. He was also of small built, so that you could not guess his age correctly. I figured he was 16 years of age. He turned out to be 19 years old.

And he looked like a withdrawn kind of guy, a quiet side t9o him.

When I asked him what he would like to be, he said a mechanical engineer.

Sounded impressive. We need engineers!

He is also crazy about football. His dream is to play for Chelsea. This is where it bogs down to what will Tsepo exactly be in future. Can Tsepo be both things? Can he be a football star and a scholar all at once.

To me, this waa rather a dicey predicament. When you earn those British pounds that make you a multimillionaire in rands, would you bother to be a scholar? Not unless it’s your passion. And to me, Tsepo did not sound that enthusiastic.

Fatso. He sounded very exuberant. You could feel enthusiasm oozing from him. He wants to do animation. After Grade 12 he aims to go to college. After a three-year stint, he dreams of going to California, becuase this is the bedrock of animation.

Between the two, who will achieve his dream? To me, it looks like Fatso will. He is focused. And his plan is simple. What about Tsepo? He is a nice guy. But he wants too many things. Stay positive.

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