DRUM - - Ed's Note -

A teacher stood in front of his class, hold­ing a R50 note, and asked the learn­ers: “Who wants this R50?”

Every­one raised their hands ex­cept one learner, who stood up, walked to the teacher and took the R50. This teaches us that we live in a world where am­bi­tious peo­ple are good at iden­ti­fy­ing their needs and dreams but are too lazy to grab them.

The learner who rose from the seat is an ex­am­ple of the few go-get­ters who don’t only raise their hands but work hard to re­alise their dreams. The learner took the op­por­tu­nity to claim R50, while oth­ers were wait­ing for the teacher to de­cide who should get it.

The teacher can be likened to life – it gives us op­por­tu­ni­ties ev­ery day, but we fre­quently fail to seize them.

We don’t have to wait for op­por­tu­ni­ties to knock on our door, we must ex­plore them to achieve suc­cess. MALPHIA HONWANE, EMAIL

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