Page 3

Page 3’ is a movie based in India, about the life of a young journalist who soon realises the daunting truth about life. The truth about power, and its roots. A very thought provoking movie. Money and status are the greatest assets in obtaining power. You can rule over anything you want, corrupt legal systems and change the truth to suit your needs. It speaks for you, brings recognition and respect from people. It is a reality, one which we are currently living with. Not just in South Africa, but worldwide. The movie focuses on the entertainment industry at first and gradually introduces the antithesis to the lives of the rich and famous. The lives of the wealthy are characterised by endless social gatherings, futile discussions and immoral activities. This is a lifestyle which has been portrayed to us via endless movies and television programs. It is depicted in such an appealing manner that millions of us aspire to live such lives. Yet such lifestyles are deprived of ethicality and contentment. It breeds execrable ways, a lifestyle which should be avoided.

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Man’s need for wealth is escalating. It is this greed which is the cause of our problems. And since the norm is such, that money brings with it power, people have sacrificed their moral values and principles in order to attain this. Trust in relationships are inconsequential as these are only forged in a further attempt to make it to the top of the pyramid. In the debauched system that has been constructed, you will only ever attain success in your ventures if you have the right contacts and enough money to get through.

The ones who suffer in the end are those who have embedded in them admirable moral values. The conscientious, law abiding citizens of the country. The ones who toil in an effort to make a living and support their families honestly. Unfortunately, when it comes to their welfare and when they experience problems in their lives, their cries go unheard. It is deemed insignificant in comparison to the needs and wants of the wealthy.

Surprisingly though, is that the ones who have less appreciate more, give more and live with more contentment. The lack of materialistic objects and wealth does not concern them greatly. And yet the ones who already have, aspire to attain even more. The avarice intensifies. But does this power and wealth actually bring any absolute happiness to their lives? Does it fulfill them in any way? Can it possibly, when they are never at peace with what they have and are always in search or more? If it is happiness that we are searching for, then we should learn to be content with what we have. Appreciation is the key, don’t wish for more…accept and be happy with what you are blessed with.

Yet again, I have been at my laptop for the past two hours and will probably still be here for the next hour. I have been conducting research on Tanzania and added it to my newly acquired blog. There is a very useful website which I have come across several months ago (www.cia.gov.za). I bookmarked it back then, but completely forgot about it and didn’t return to it until yesterday. It provides detailed information about all aspects of a country, and this includes most of the countries worldwide.

I received my registration form for 2008 from Unisa. Even though its on my mind, I did not realise how limited my time is to register. In approximately the next twenty days, registration will be closed. I would have applied earlier, but Im in a confused state with regards to my subject choices. Apart from the four compulsary modules that I have to register for, the other four have to be chosen from a certain group. After looking into it, I have realised that all my possible choices require prerequisites, which if I choose to do will prolong the period of my studies.

After this post I will go and do a bit more research into it as well as tabulate my exam dates for both semesters and decide what modules I should take. I should make a call to the Unisa Career Counselling Department  tomorrow morning to clear the confusion that I have about my subject choices.

And now, its the late night decision making time!…Smarties or Tv bar???Lol…good night:)

My cyberworld

Outside of my mundane life exists my cyberworld. A place that consumes endless hours of my time, taking me into the early hours of the morning. Often my nights are characterised by a few hours of sleep, which are insufficient to keep me going effectively. There exists in me a stubborn streak to stay away and an attraction to this world, to keep on searching and continue writing.

Ever since my exams have been over (29 October), my time spent in cyberworld has increased drastically.  I find solace in my writing and have a desire and hunger to learn more, read more and attempt to communicate more with the outside world. For too long I have lived a restricted life, interacting mainly with my own kind. Even at twenty I am still in a closed, protected and safe environment and wish to take knowledge from the world. At present this is my best available resource.

Im rethinking alot about my life, goals, desires, relationships, religion and life in general. There is an ocean of knowledge out there as well as many questions which remain unanswered for me. I need to go in search of the truth and the answers.