I was struggling coming up with something to write about and that’s natural for most of the bloggers and book writers and even musicians and movie producers. So I have started to find an inspiration but I will explain that’s later for now let’s look at why you should reconsider taking government handouts.
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We don’t need it
At home we not filthy rich and we are not poor either, and I don’t consider ourselves middle class as well. Maybe you too reading this know even if there is a temporary loss of income because of lockdown but I feel bad seeing our people almost everyone wanting this food parcel and R350 but same people after the lockdown will be drunk every weekend and this R350 won’t mean a thing. I get encouraged to take this money and it’s a free money but I don’t want to lie every effort I put trying to apply this money is another time I can be using focusing on my creative writing and other things that’s matters to me.
You don’t need this if you like our home and play stokvels ,that’s means we have food to put us through 6 months of lockdown but at home my mom wanted this food parcels and she knows I don’t appreciate this but out of respect I cannot do anything to oppose her.
What’s its means for our community
I don’t want to lie, there are people who actually need help and some of us who are privilege to not have to be in those cues. Maybe one day life will show us flames to the point that’s we need to be assisted but for now that’s not the case. This means our community has not taken responsibilities of their own financial lifestyle and plan for 6 months ahead.
Two community should be giving their own before government intervention , but how can we reach that’s level if we still feel a need to take with people we consider poor ,that’s means we are also poor and personally it’s not what I would love to be label as so I’m not going to be part of the handout. I rather be in a conversation where how could I donate and help with my time and money. I’m not where I want to be financially but if our community can encourage giving this can automatically increase my level of hustle so I can have enough to give.
Our president in South Africa doesn’t give enough pep talk to his citizens , Maybe he does but no speech is trending from our previous presidents except Nelson Mandela meaning the country may work but is not motivated to change the overall situation. This might sound like winning and complaining and asking for unimportant thing in an office time but our country needs it .The point of this subtitle is if you take food parcels you not different from a hungry kid in Ethiopia ,not disrespect for those kids we should be aspiring to help them as we prosper.
It’s our right
I’m sure this is the main argument, but I’m sure we have a lot of things we need to reconsider in this country where as society we pour lot of money in. Our right in my own view should be used to empower young boys and girls who are trying to start businesses. Local leader as much as politically risky to be a hardworking leader ,councilor or pastor you can be killed by people in the organization by trying to do write and using local government funds in a right way.
A leader should give his life to try to better the community he/ she is representing, I don’t know my counselor and I don’t use most of the services here because I really don’t know where to find them in 2019 I was a part of a riot and roadblock for needing road harms to reduce accidents and counselor came but he was powerless and told people he called someone from province department and that’s person came and promised us and we got what’s we wanted.
Having a leader that’s doesn’t have a power or resources was really mind blowing for me, and wonder what’s role did he play. But I’m not saying things that’s happens here at Inanda only I’m sure in your area you have your own experiences as well.
I don’t believe in riots and what’s ever community does violently I believe in taking responsibility but the community is not empowered for that’s ,I may understand this individually but I still need to improve my brand to have a say and be impactful that’s my right.
So if you are reading this look at your right differently, the right to create the better version of yourself, to teach yourself important things that’s can help government and most importantly for you to be in a position of not wanting to be in cues for handouts and distress relief grants.
Free money is not worth it, unless you strategies for it
There is this country which is rich because they have oil and government pay its citizens and possibly no one is paying any taxis there. The problem with this country its obesity and lazy people it has, of cause they have a freedom the citizens but since they didn’t earn this money but given and once the oil loses value in the world or some kind of recession that’s country and its people will struggle and possible starvation. This people don’t have financial discipline.
For the world at large if a government is doing some incentive to help people during lockdown that’s ok. But this drip will stop in 6 months and can leave the reserve bank in an awkward position and tax will come back but bite us in the #ss. This is just a possible assumption and that’s can be wrong.
Strategic part is if you have some sort of business or property that’s you bought and now its feels like the money you get every month you didn’t work for then that strategy. If you look at it it’s not a free money, it’s a money made out of discipline which most of the people should learn so they won’t struggle if something happens to the 9-5 job.
We cannot all be business people or whatever but habits of good financial handling and concepts of delay gratification can be applicable to all. This is not a hidden information and I didn’t use English language because I’m smarter but because it’s a universal language.
We are being spoiled as a country and we will be weak
This is the time a country should unite and ego and pride put aside, a neighbor should be able to ask for a sugar and drink tea during this hard times. The fact that’s we cannot endure this times means we cannot handle well what’s next. Maybe its won’t happen in my life time but youth or kids may see other pandemic or our grandchildren’s will read about it and it should be putted in schools syllabus and change the past lessons that’s isn’t relevant.
If this wasn’t a red flag for a country to bet or consider on the internet for schooling and other sectors than we will be delaying progress as a country. Casualties will be there and we people now we will need to be more responsible with our action more than before. Bringing kids in this world and trusting government system to grow our kids ,should be taken back to us as parents or paying private schools because that’s will be an edge for every community in this country and every country reading this. Paying a private learning for your kid is still a responsibility for your end as a parent because getting that’s money is not easy and making sure that’s your kid is getting your money worth is still on you.
Don’t allow to get spoiled you are too old for that’s and the fact that’s life is hard. Take your L and accept that’s you didn’t anticipate this situation and try to better your kids to not be in a same situation not just through inheritance but through lesson’s about important things in life which can be summarized as Hard work, Smart work, good Financial habits and education, value of relationships and laws of nature, failure, adversity and more.
In closing this blog is going to add something in your life every time you visit it, that’s a promise so make a date with LnM. Thank you for your curiosity into why there are people out there who doesn’t like to be normal.