Monday Morning Musing: The light at the end of the tunnel
“It is better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness” - Chinese proverb.
On Thursday I posed the question: “Are we the lost generation?“, while citing some fairly bleak and disturbing trends and statistics about the future. The post was supposed to be simultaneously informative, but also a “call to arms” of sorts.
The point: There are so many challenges facing South Africa and the world.
The message: You, as the youth, have a lot of work to do to improve this country, and this world. It isn’t going to be easy.
Despite the negative trends and statistics, it’s important to remember just how much positive action is being taken, how much breathtaking beauty there is admist the often obsessively negative picture that gets painted.
The week was book-ended by the positive End of Year Review, during which our ever optimistic co-founder and CEO (a.k.a The Dear Leader) Pip Wheaton, summarized enke’s highlights and achievements for 2011.
Nick Vujicic has no arms and no legs, but that doesn’t bother him.
Nick can use a computer and type. He can throw tennis balls, play drum pedals, get himself a glass of water, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone and shave. He has started his own NGO Life Without Limbs .
Afghanistan continues to be presented in the media as a basketcase. A failed state. A chaotic war zone.
This video showing ordinary Afghans living their beautiful lives in their breathtakingly beautiful country, is a reminder to not get caught up in the negativity that is all around us.
And that’s your Monday Morning Musing. Have an inspired week everyone!