Blogger: Thabang ‘Great Kopi” Ledwaba

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Shout out to young men and women in business, please let innovation drive your business. Hope you enjoy this!

Often we cry, cry for food.

Often we cry, we want to be fed.

Is it poverty making us cry? Or is it the spirit of dependency?

Our country is promoting communism and demoting capitalism.

Do we not know that communism alone cannot change the world?

Why do we not recognise the importance of competition in the environment? Why are we neglecting the need for a survival of the fit economy?

Why are there millions of us suffering when there is one individual who can afford to feed a million daily?

Why do individuals have billions and yet some communities cannot afford to feed their own children?

The answers to the above questions are in the middle. We depend so much on other people we often forget our capabilities.  Is it a coincident that the poorest countries in the world are all communist countries?

It does not require rocket science to calculate that if 1 individual could make a million in a month then 99 individuals have the chance to make more than 99 million monthly. Social Cohesion!

Instead we the team 99, point fingers, we blame the government for everything. We blame racism, crime and foreigners.

We are the so called “New Generation” yet we fail to empower ourselves.

We act like the world owe us something. We use this religion thing in the wrong way.

We pray for miracles we cannot handle. We blame the devil for our laziness; we tend to rely so much on getting employed rather than being empowered.

We always have anything else to blame but ourselves. We consult spiritual people to point out shortcuts for us. We pray for change just to resist it.

We preach love, unity, togetherness, and peace but act aggressive, violent, jealous and angry. The 99 of us rely on that 1 game changer for our survival, yet we label him a selfish capitalist brother.

We get employed just so that we can show ‘them’ that we living better lives. We tend to celebrate our brothers and sisters’ business failures but whisper their success.

This is not a poem, it’s a revolution, it is not a speech it is an eye opener. We need to decide what we want to be. Its either we stick to communism and die together, or we accept capitalism and prosper as individuals. We can change the 1 to 25 and the 99 to 75.

Let us show the world that we are the chosen generation. We are the Generation Y, The game CHANGERS, the opportunists, and the future of innovation. Let’s pray for strength, not just miracles, let’s act what we pray for. You cannot pray for a family if you are not responsible enough to raise a little girl.

The legendary Bob Marley once mentioned that there is enough bread for all of us; he preached that the rich should share the bread with the poor. I agree with him in the first part of his sentence, the world produces enough resources to feed every living organism in every specie. In humans there is enough capital for the survival of everybody. I however disagree with the second part, he is sounding like it is the responsibility of the rich to feed the poor. Instead of begging the rich to share, why can’t we compete with them for their bread? If the rich share that is a good thing but if they refuse to share it should not be a bad thing.

The point I am trying to make is, people should think like capitalists. Capitalism drives innovation which in turn drives productivity. Productivity drives away poverty and hunger.

-Thabang Ledwaba