Being a Healthier PersonBeing a Healthier Person by Mannedood
Sometimes in life things seem to come together almost at random. Many people spend the days leading up to New Years telling themselves that they're going to do this or stop doing that. Most don't last and those going past a week are truly dedicated to the cause (or under doctor's orders). Why does this happen? Wrong mindset. The dedication is there, but the true gravity of their decision hasn't sunk in yet. So how does one go around changing your lifestyle for the better?
Up until February this year I was a smoker, not the pack-a-day kind of smoker, but a smoker nonetheless. I also weighed the wrong side of 110 kg (242 pounds for the non-metrics). For a very long time I wanted to quit, but nicotine addiction is a harsh thing and I failed miserably in my first attempt in 2010. So I kept going, gradually reducing my smokes a day from about twelve to a rather less unhealthy seven. I was proud of myself for achieving as much, but
State of the UnionState of the Union by Mannedood
(I know this piece might sound a bit... insensitive to individuals at times, but enough is enough.)
There are a thousand of things I would love to write about right this moment, but I think it is time to address an important issue: the country we know as South Africa. We have high unemployment, high crime rates and low education. These three factors add up to a massive unrest with revolts just waiting to happen on a daily basis. And since around August it seems like they are.
Think back to when you were a child of no older than six. Everything someone told you, you were willing to believe without or with very little reason. You simply believed things were true because your parents, teachers and the "big kids" said so. Now try to imagine being like that, but as an adult. That is what we are sitting with in this country: millions of people willing to believe whatever they are told because they remain uneducated and will continue to live that way