Friends & Friction | Be decent in your persuasion and people will follow

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Cry, the beloved art of persuasion! Over the past six years or so, the world has been suffocating from Trumpian vulgarity. Picture: AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Cry, the beloved art of persuasion! Over the past six years or so, the world has been suffocating from Trumpian vulgarity. Picture: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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South Africa, we quickly degenerated into “us versus them” as we forgot one of the tenets of ubuntu: Asiyi nganxanye singemanzi; that human beings are unlike water, they will not all always go with the flow. The difference of ideas is what separates us from nonhuman inhabitants of this planet.

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