This is me

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

Born and educated in Zimbabwe, Africa, I grew up with in an environment much different from the one that I find I now live in. In some ways I find that the third world has a more appropriate sense of moral standards in comparison to the so called first world. When you are brought up in an environment that expects you to be totally self sufficient and prepared to make your own destiny you develop a strong sense of Entrepreneurship early on in life. You learn a “can do” attitude and become multi skilled.

I have been amazed to find that living in a first world country so many people have little or no ambition in life. There is no sense of pride in achievement and everyone follows a set pattern because it is unthought-of of to break societies trends. What is the purpose of going to university to become a travel agent? Why spend years educating yourself to sell yourself short at the first hurdle.

True visionaries have learnt in this claustrophobic society of the first world to think outside the box. Measured success has come from individuals that learnt to apply themselves through hard work and the ability to see an opportunity and apply themselves accordingly. I was educated in a country that has a record internationally as having a society that are regarded as being the most highly educated people in Africa. That is not to say that they are academically perfect, but they have a practical knowledge that sets them aside as being unique in their ability to take what they learn around them and apply it to their own circumstances to adapt and be successful in ways other societies cannot.

I am proud to be a part of this community, and proud of my heritage. As an individual I have learnt over time to have an appreciation for things I never quite understood before I was subjected to the big bad world. I am most certainly not perfect, and far from where I would like to be at in my life, but it is a journey along many roads, and with many adventures and tribulations along the way. Those of you that join me on this blog will find the thoughts, feelings and ideas that this journey generates for me. So I welcome you, and if you like what you read, give me a shout, I would be glad to hear your thoughts and opinions.

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7 comments on “This is me

  1. Ronnie Morris says:

    I agree with you, that we were taught to do things the right way ,to be truthful and to take pride in what we did. But now, in the so called 1st world,told to lie, be underhanded and deceitful.

  2. Lynne Taylor says:

    My great privilege is to be able to work in Zimbabwe’s Zambezi Valley – there is much needed, much to be done, and it is an honour to be able to learn from the wildlife rangers who live and work there under the most arduous conditions. The Tashinga Initiative seeks support for its wildlife protection project from conservationists around the Globe. Thank you for your enlightened and refreshing posts and look forward to many more to come.

    • Rob says:

      Hi Lynne
      You are very lucky to be working in a jewel in the crown of Africa. The Zambezi Valley is my favourite place on earth, and a place I learnt a lot about myself and life. It holds very special memories for me, so in some ways I feel a bit envious that you get to work there. But enjoy it and treasure the memories, for you are working in what in my opinion is a precious peice of God’s great world.
      :o)

  3. Michelle says:

    I know exactly what you mean… only you actually said it in a way that’s concise and makes more sense than my brain gives me. LOL Thank you.

    Your life story here reminded me of my first ever blog post.

    http://premalathakombai.blogspot.com/2005/10/dog-of-wind.html

  4. Theo says:

    *Honks your red nose*

  5. I just came across your blog 🙂 Its awesome! Nice pic too 🙂

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