This is a difficult topic because the reason for staying or leaving anything from a club to a sports match or a pub is so personal. There is no generic reason for any one person.
I am going to try and be personal about this and give my 5 reasons:
5 reasons to stay in SA
- The potential to succeed is always present – whether you achieve this potential or not, I cannot help but keep trying.
- The people are passionate – If they are genuine, hateful, passionate, kind or helpful they are passionately so.
- South Africans live life – We might sometimes live in fear, but we live. Everything we do is real, harsh, exciting or dull but it is everything. There is almost no room to be lazy with your life. Everyday I choose to live
- The country is stunning in every way – By this I mean that I have lived here my entire life and I still haven’t seen everything that SA has to offer.
- Many South Africans are socially aware (we have Ubuntu) – We can try to resist it but the realities of life are everywhere, on the street corner in the news or in your back yard. I am aware that my gated community is not the only community that exists
- Lack of sufficient government leadership
- The ever present reminder that life is hard – Wherever you turn there is a feeling of guilt shoved at you. Beggards, government telling us, critics, sceptics and anyone else who cares to try and tell you
- The world is smaller – I want to travel and the world is so incredible that I want to see more of it.
- Big fish, small pond – I would want to leave to see if I can make it somewhere else, somewhere without the support structure that I have here.
5 reasons to leave in SA
There are more reasons on both ends of the spectrum but I could go on forever, I wont. What are your reasons to stay and to leave. Which one outweighs the other?
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