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My Opinion

CURRENT TOPIC/THEME: Why are so many things going wrong in the world?

Dear Compatriots

I got two responses to my previous post and I am most grateful. The question was:


One wrote,

“If you sit in front of TV set for 20 minutes watching a news bulletin one evening, or read a Mail & Guardian opinion piece in bed, you will swear and feel that the world is going to end the following morning…

… Every full news bulletin – if watched in its entirety – tend to demotivate and to alarm the viewer that this world “is one big, bad world!!!



With apology to the writer. I selected these quotes from his comprehensive response to the question I posed.  

The second respondent’s opinion was short and to the point. He wrote:

“The answer is very simple.
Because people are turning away from Jesus.”

I was hoping to post something on my BLOG at least once a week but unfortunately repairs to my site are taking longer than I had anticipated.

I will be continuing to share my opinion as soon as my site issues have been fixed. Just to fill the gap, I am sharing something that could relate to our discussion for you to think about. We are still on the same theme/topic, ““WHY ARE SO MANY THINGS GOING WRONG IN THE WORLD?”



Without trying to share bad news with you I was just looking at the stats regarding the mortality rate in South Africa in 2022 and wish to share it with. You will find more information at this site.

The question is, can we do anything to change the trends? Maybe this song released in 2010 might be a pointing in the right direction:  If possible, try listening to it with your eyes closed.

This prompted me to look at how many murders were committed in South Africa per day. The source I consulted says 82. (2022) Read more at


Maybe this song released in 1972 is worth all its 3:43 minutes of playing time.  The next one is a bit longer (4.31 minutes) and perhaps it’s best to listen to it when you are in a relaxed mood.

You are welcome share your opinion in the response window below.

Kind regards




BLOG: Is it Fact, Fiction or Opinion?




Hopefully we would be able to interrogate difficult issues facing us and use the comments from followers to do some introspection.

Let me start this conversation by saying the following:

Teaching became my calling, but unfortunately not much one learns in any training institution can adequately prepare one for teaching in a South African township school. There were days when I felt like giving up, but somehow I managed to soldier on and pray that somewhere down the line we will reach a space where I will be able to do what I have trained for. To teach…to just be who and what I had anticipated being.



Is a world without problems possible at all? Perhaps one could respond by saying, “Yes if all the people are removed it would be an amazing planet”. But how likely is such a scenario? Maybe it’s just an asteroid away, who knows. Should that happen though, chances are that life in all probability will evolve from some simple form and history will repeat itself. Maybe…

Right now however, we are in more ways than one confined to planet earth and its population is growing in leaps and bounds.

The other very real aspect of our existence is that humans are mostly responsible for the things that are problematic on earth. I am not disputing the fact that massive strides in respect of technology and general improvement in our ability to manipulate our environment to suit our needs and wants have been made, but people are human. We have been more or less human for thousands of years and in being human we co-inhabit living space as human beings. It is this concept of being human that garners challenges in respect of living together in harmony. For any group of individuals, no matter how diverse or unique, living together in harmony poses a challenge and the size of this challenge is directly proportional to the size of the group. One could safely argue that the nature and number of problems increases with an increase in the size of a group. This becomes more apparent when one takes into account that this increase in number happens in a limited space with limited resources.

I am sharing my opinion in the hope of attracting comments or opinions from people who have given this notion some thought.