Monday, June 16, 2008

There Is More To Life

There is this anger that rises when I think of where I should be and what I ought to be doing as opposed to where I am now - working for my next payslip.

I ask myself why am I working so hard just to climb the corporate ladder, putting as much energy as humanly possible into bringing someone else’s dream to tuition?

‘Cause surely I’m working my ass off following being a slave of another man's system.

Wake up at 5am so that you can be ready to leave home at 5:45am, so that you can negotiate your way through traffic to get to work by 6:55am.

Begin work at 7am.

Reach your hourly targets.

Have lunch at 11am, and go back to work at 11:20.

Sign out at 14:00.

Sleep before 22:00 so that you’ll be up at 5:00, so that you’ll earn your payslip.

Another electronic transfer that would put off the debt dogs, from barking through your phone demanding the loan repayment plus interest - for yet another month.

A contract which you accepted to be bonded to because you have a job now.

Working for your money because debts have to be paid.

By being a slave to money I have lost my independence, and it is that loss that concretizes to anger, especially when I know we live amongst those who live life according to their own rules.

Not having to report to anyone or follow a soul sucking routine so to get paid a salary that almost half of it goes to the government.

I mean wouldn’t it be possible to live a life of your dreams, waking up when it suites you, deciding when you get paid and how much you would be getting?

A life where I am debt free, and can purchase every single thing my heart desires, and to also be able to buy stuff for others in an expression of love and appreciation?

It is this life I am searching for, this life which has led me to a man who lived it, and wrote many a books about how to apply certain principles in my daily life in order to get it.

Wallace Delois Wattles (1860 – 1911) a Pioneer Success Writer, author of The Science of Getting Rich which you can also get at, who I will write about in my next blog.

- Musawenkosi Tshoaele

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