What moves you?

2017-02-09 06:01
oPINION Aubrey Xolisa Mcetywa

oPINION Aubrey Xolisa Mcetywa

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It is natural in the stages of human development for the young to be taught by their parents how to bathe, brush our teeth, table manners, do school work, and for them to act as our wake-up clocks in the morning.

The list is endless.

But as we grow older, none of the above needs reminding, because they become part of our daily existence.

With time, years are added to our ages and so too are our responsibilities, a natural phenomenon.

All that being said, it should surprise the right thinking among us to note that there are those who neglect to take care of themselves.

It is no longer funny if people should be reminded to wash, clean their rooms or clean the house, wash their own clothes, and being pushed to look for a job.

What kind of nation are we or rather what kind of adults, parents and grandparents are we going to be in the near future if we are being reminded about basic things.

Parents that used to push us to do things when we were young may not be around anymore.

When I think about where I come from, I want to make a difference for myself and my family.

Recently, I was listening to a radio program and the presenters posed this question: “Is there something that you think you could have done better to change your current status/situation”. The programme was very interesting to listen to and to hear what other people were thinking.

Some said if only they had listened to their parents when they said they should go to school, today they could not have been working in miserable jobs which they hated with all their souls, strength and heart.

They resignedly said they knew that their fate was sealed because they could not get better jobs anywhere more than their present jobs.

The callers blamed their lot to lack of education.

I was moved by these sentiments, and found myself thinking: whoa, this is serious stuff.

Now that parents are no longer around to push us, having passed on in time, and their children having to live with the reality of regrets.

A lesson for those left behind would be not to take a back seat and live with regrets, but to take the proverbial bull by the horns and move forward. To make something out of nothing. Push yourself my friend, because none but yourself can make a difference in your life. Do not expect outside forces to push you to success. Be your own propeller moving forward. Push! aubrey@hopeafrica.com

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