Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ~ George Santayana
It’s 5 : 24 PM on day 555 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, publish my Disability of the Day feature, drink tea by myself, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, tweet about my 21 For 21 Campaign - no luck – continue reading Catching Fire - the second book in The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins - and tweet about my campaign – still no luck does nobody care that someone dies of hunger every 3.6 seconds I guess not
Today is Human Rights Day in South Africa – a commemoration of the 21 March 1960 Sharpeville massacre, when the police mowed down 69 unarmed people and injured 180 others who refused to carry the hated dompas identity document that was meant only for indigenous Africans – which I believe is the perfect opportunity for us to ask ourselves what we can do to make South Africa a better country as I know that even today not all South Africans have the same opportunities. Are you making mistakes in the present because you failed to learn from the mistakes of the past?