IMAGINE (NOVEMBER 2023)
Unveiling the Urgency of Change: South Africa’s Call to Action.
Navigating the Challenges of Today for a Brighter Tomorrow.
IMAGINE for a moment that YOUR JOB PROVIDED NO VALUE at all to society.
That your career is just a redundant cog in a machine no one has replaced yet. That no one listened to you or read what you wrote?
I know a lot of people feel this way. Perhaps you didn’t know that I feel that way sometimes too?
I have my 9 to 5 job, but then I also spend evenings and weekends doing studies and writing on some of the most important influences effecting our society. I then share this information in articles and books. This is all good and well, and I hope it one day results in a worthy work legacy, but unfortunately, the truth of the matter is in this day and age people don’t like to read. Few get their information from impartial sources or even books.
This leaves me, an author, with the internet as a platform. I am not going to bash the internet, but I am going to point out our bad e-behaviour. I could literally post the words ‘don’t like this post’ and I can promise you someone will hit the like button. The internet is not a great spot to get peoples constructive attention.
However, that is a topic for another post, because what I really want to point out today is that there are people out THERE THAT WANT TO HELP AND ADD VALUE, but because life is so incredibly difficult people simply don’t have the emotional energy to deal with anything other than what gets them through the day. We are on autopilot and avoid things that make us consider altering course.
LIFE HONESTLY IS OVERWHELMING. Some of us are better at managing this than others, but most kick the can down the road.
Now, here is MY POINT.
South Africans are battling with so many issues right now. As bad as you think they are, I am trying to encourage people to divert some energy towards the future because what lies ahead is substantially more difficult.
Yesterday, someone said this to me: “… be careful with doomsday prophesy bro …”
I don’t blame this person one bit for writing this to me, and the reason is because some of the scenarios I plot out for people to read do sound like Armageddon. It’s not my intention to scare, but I cannot help it if people don’t like the story they are writing for themselves.
I never determine what the future will be, but I do unpack likely trajectories and the paths before us based on how we are living and working today. I whenever possible share ideas on alternative ways of doing things in the hopes of being a Change Champion.
Today, South Africa is facing a chicken and egg shortage. Do you think these things could not have been planned for or avoided? Of course they could have been! How about the water shortage in Johannesburg or the high rates of violent crime or loadshedding. We could have avoided this all, but we kicked the can down the road.
‘Unfathomable’ things happen all the time, and then we ‘act surprised’. As our society swells, poverty increases and more challenges are put on our plate, its going to be much harder to cope. We need to do things better.
Education is vital in order for people to make good decisions and improve our chances of a better tomorrow. Here are two articles I prepared for you. Please consider being a Future Thinker and acting. Together we can help reduce further surprises.
(PS, if you would be so kind as to share this post because social media algorithms don’t really like to share anything that doesn’t make them money.)
IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS. This is a real scary story peeps:
VOTING WITH VISION:
But wait, there is MORE!
Who is Jean-Pierre Murray-Kline?
Jean-Pierre is a South African Serial Entrepreneur, Published Author and Change Champion who has worked in over 300 types of industries in some capacity or another. His own online businesses have generated millions of Rands and involved sectors including Law, Web & App Development, Events & Entertainment, Property, Technical Services, Media and Tourism.
He has travelled to over 50 cities World-Wide, and is extremely active as a Business and Environmental Technologist.
Jean-Pierre is often asked to be a Guest Speaker on any variety of the many subjects he continuously studies and writes about.
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