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Matric, Exam, Teacher, School

This week marked the end of the matric exams which brings different emotions to each one of us. When I wrote matric I was a very insecure 18 year old holding thumb that I would pass matric. One sure thing though was that on the 7th of January the next year my place was booked on the train to Bethlehem for military service. Until then I hardly knew there was a Bethlehem besides the one where Jesus was born.

A teacher’s view

Forward a couple of years and I ... continue reading

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Successful people do not float to success

Ritual, Rugby, England, Jonny Wilkinson, KickingI believe that most of our parents taught us to follow certain routines in life. Even as an adult you have a certain routine you follow from getting out of bed in the morning until you arrive at work. We also see sports people often following certain routines before kicking at the posts, before going down in the blocks for a 100m race, doing a pole vault or before a scuba dive.

Routines and habits

We also form certain habits that sometimes just make life more comfortable; like me loving ... continue reading

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Midlife and other crises

midlife, opportunity, crisisWhy is it that whenever you mention the term middle age that people immediately respond with “Oh, the time when people experience a midlife crisis.” It is often associated with men trying to be young again and the cliché associations are that they will buy a motorbike, dye their hair or whatever may be associated with being a younger version of yourself.

Women usually experience more physical changes and often times hormonal fluctuations occur. Yet

midlife does not have to be a crisis.

A better term to describe it, is ... continue reading

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Defining moments

Beatles, Zebra Crossing, Walking, AlbumSaturday 6 July 1957 was a defining moment for the history of modern music: it was the day that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time.

That day John Lennon’s group, “Quarrymen” played at the garden fete of St Peter’s Church in Liverpool. Besides the music, there were craft and cake stalls, games, police dog demonstrations and the traditional crowning of the Rose Queen. Paul McCartney also performed and afterwards McCartney aged 15 was introduced to Lennon then 16.

The Beatles

Both were impressed with each other’s ... continue reading

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What if?

think, cloud,blue,what if, questionWhat if I studied harder at school or an extra degree at university? What if I chose a different career? What if I rather invested my money elsewhere?

Most common regrets

In a Ted Talk video Don’t Regret Regret Kathryn Schulz mentions that education and careers chosen are the things that people regret most in life.

Education – Many people regret that they didn’t study harder or further, because it could have opened doors or job opportunities that they now do not have.

Careers – Because people often land in ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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