What Drives You?

April 13, 2010 at 14:50 (Uncategorized)

What drives you? What gives you that incredible thrill, brings excitement and motivation into your life.  What makes you want to jump up and scream and shout, tell others around you, shake them and get them to experience what you do? What is it that makes you want to speed around, push you to the limit and get you from place to place?  Is it shopping… perhaps buying the new Xbox or Nintendo Wii? Maybe something more like purchasing a house… or maybe it’s something completely exhilarating like becoming a pilot and being able to fly around the world!

I’ll tell you what drives me – our home, South Africa. South Africa drives me to get where I want to go.  I know, I know… we haven’t exactly experienced the best reputation as in news based at the moment.  We may even be struggling with a poor outlook on reputation as far as foreign countries and the FIFA world cup go.  Come on though, we live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

We as South Africans bring culture to a maximum; we encourage, engage with others and are learning to support each other. What we do need to remember is that we are still a young country; we are still developing and learning from our mistakes.  What we need to realise is that the place that we live, is amazing.

We have the ocean as a bottomless mystery, the mountains as high as the heavens, gardens that make you fall in love as well as friendly and relaxed people. We really live in a place that we need to start appreciating again and respecting.  We seem to forget at times that South Africa is a caring country, a developing country and a land full of wholesomeness and opportunity.  We strive to keep peace and serenity and work hard so that others can experience what we know to be true.

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3 Comments

  1. Wanika Rusthoi said,

    wow you sound so patriotic and it’s so inspiring! well done steph!

  2. Dalene Ingham-Brown said,

    I love a blog that brings me back down to earth. Being caught up in South Africa’s political mess really makes you forget about what an amazing place, geographically, South Africa is to live.

  3. Kerry-Lee Cockell said,

    I couldn’t agree more. This piece really captures a lot that we as Capetonians have at our disposal. Less complaining and more appreciation – I like it.

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