Sunday 16 May 2021
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Why Are We Hopeless?

I’m from a hopeless generation. A generation that lives in the now and doesn’t stretch itself enough to see beyond. And by that I mean a generation that has the will and the potential to turn its situation around but simply idle, but does it really have to be that way?

In fact, it is just so ironic considering the sheer number of movements aimed at making us feel better about ourselves. The campaigns that are aimed at making us take ownership of our future and to simply just ensure that our wellbeing is well taken care of.

We have lost hope in the prospect of wholesome relationships. We have lost hope in our parents. We have lost hope in ourselves and we have lost hope in the very systems put in place to govern our society and help us live our day to day lives because most of us have been hurt ten times over or have seen the hurt in those closest to us.

Our social media timelines are flooded with complaints about corruption in the government daily and all the things wrong with the systems in place and rarely do we see our outcry come to fruition.

So it’s become easier to not care, to drink yourself away into oblivion because it’s not necessarily our problem to distract ourselves instead of actually dealing with the problem. Most of us think that we haven’t reached the age at which we can be in-charge of the problem, we feel that no matter how hard we try our leaders will never hear us, and we feel powerless and overwhelmed.

But we are not because pretty soon we are going to be the parents and politicians so how are we going to deal with all these havoc if we are failing to play a part now? Having a defeatist view of our livelihood is really not going to help us very much. We need to fix this, we need to heal our nation but the bleeding is not going to stop if we keep putting Band-Aid on bullet-wounds because that’s not what bullet-wounds need.

So how are we going to fix this? It’s pretty simple, you need surgery. I need surgery. We all need surgery. To cut-out and remove those things in our minds that hinders us from changing things. We need surgery to help us remove reckless living and replace them with a realistic view of a wholesome living.

To help us swim against the tide in matters of corruption and government and make our own informed decisions, to stop distracting ourselves and start figuring out solutions. To stop taking in things that break us down and start taking-in those that build us up. Simply put it as garbage in, garbage out. We need to actually fill our lives with the right things.

In the bible Proverbs 4:23 says that “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” which is totally true. It is about time that we change the things that we are feeding into our minds because our current diet clearly isn’t working for us.

Once we start feeding our minds well and attempt on fixing whatever needs to be fixed then we will be full of hope and become a hopeful generation.


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