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Meeting for ISDF Findings About Greater Knysna — No Comments

  1. Do not confuse “should” and” “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect.
    But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible. It is easier to deal with a snotklap than it is with the leech who wants “just a few minutes of your time, please—this won’t take long.” Time is your total capital, and the minutes of your life are painfully few. If you allow yourself to fall into the vice of agreeing to such requests, they quickly snowball to the point where these parasites will use up 100 percent of your time—and squawk for more!
    So learn to say No—and to be rude about it when necessary. Otherwise you will not have time to carry out your duty, or to do your own work, and certainly no time for love and happiness. The termites will nibble away your life and leave none of it for you.
    You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.

    • All that you say makes sense and i have similar debates in my head which make me consider quitting every day. I may even do so after Tourism issues have been finally brought to an end and my court case with Mark Allan is over. But let’s not mistake the role that the people in the ISDF have been tasked with. “Tasked” as in given a job. Not as in given a duty. What sage advice do you have for them lest my blog only be a source of entertainment for you if you’re practicing your own advice:)

  2. There we go again. An exhibit! Not a discussion, but an exhibit. “This is what we are doing, and, if you have any questions, don’t ask us, ask those professional guys over there from KCHC. And don’t say we didn’t inform you. Peasants!”
    I’d LOVE to know who the “key municipal officials” are going to be.

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