This is the essay and motivation contributed by JP Myburg–Van Der Walt as his entry in the recent Freedomfest competition sponsored by Bob Glenister.
Individuality!? Words spoken on lips by the Government, is it empty promises with a perfect picture painted by people to illustrate an imaginative world??? Individualism is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, and social outlook that stress: “the moral worth of the individual”
Freedom is a word promising individuality to humans, to be free in a world to do what he or she wants to do, But with certain rules to follow. In South – Africa does the word Indicate freedom to express ourselves in our own unique way, or do we fear to be killed whilst doing this what we want to do as a “free individual” in South Africa. We are compressed in prisons called our homes, how can we as individuals promote freedom in South Africa? A rhetorical question I want to answer, Freedom is part of democracy, and something given to us 16 years ago by old press. Nelson Mandela .If it is given to us we must use it and promote it to the best we can and work together. To live the true beauty of the word “Ubuntu”: People are people thru other people. People are first going to achieve individual freedom by helping other people first. The future of South Africa lies in the children of today; Education can grow and harvest marvellous individuals for the future, Children like I can promote better individuality in a country like South Africa by hard work, and to lead by example so adults can learn by the youth of today. We as citizens of a country could have a life in abundance with a robust economy if we promote individual freedom. Freedom is a right not a privilege, we must work hard to obtain it and work even harder to maintain it. Average South Africans often finds themselves in situations where their freedom is suppressed, were they don’t have a chance to express themselves true the things in life they do to achieve multiple greatness and satisfaction. We as privileged South Africans with homes , cars , good educations can work together to provide for them who need it too , for them who don’t understand the true meaning of being an individual , because these people are dependant of others and therefore they can’t be a true “ stand alone “ independent , individual of South Africa .
We as already fully well grown individuals can help those to achieve higher greatness in life and reach their full potential as a free individual in our country, for me the best way to promote it, is by using the method of care. If we care for others today, somebody will care for us someday. If we can just see humans – not skin colour, Sex or age – we can achieve greatness. It’s a privilege to stand up and say: “I am a fully grown individual of a free country called South Africa”.
Freedom is the key
To unlock great