At the Crossroads with Kaya FM

  • Do you think that intelligence serves any meaningful purpose in your daily life?

  • How important is it to have educated leadership?

  • TheGuy posted an update in the group Group logo of At the Crossroads with Kaya FMAt the Crossroads with Kaya FM 5 months ago

    A society of work and reward is dangerous, but equally so is one that doesnt reward personal initiative

    • And so what do you suggest?
        • There is no simple answer to that. Both extremes are equally dangerous. Capitalism/meritocracy just translates human failure to themselves and discounts any other justifiable factor. The other extreme seeks to make life fair and in turn produces a society in capable, entitled and horribly calibrated to deal with the tragedies of life
          • In cultures and countries across the world, there is a central idea of reward, or achieving reward as a consequence of being successful. And these cultures have thrived throughout time and so we should adopt this method of valuation. You are only as important as the results you can achieve
          • The answer may vary but it is far more suitable for South Africa to take a capitalist stance because we need to encourage a culture of rewarding hard work. Those who fall behind will get government grant
          • TheGuy posted an update in the group Group logo of At the Crossroads with Kaya FMAt the Crossroads with Kaya FM 5 months ago

            Theres no such thing as male privilege, I dont see it

          • King K changed the description of the group Group logo of At the Crossroads with Kaya FMAt the Crossroads with Kaya FM from “Topic – South African Youth: Are they entitled or are they misunderstood and how can they play catch up to their peers on the continent.

            With the significant high number of youth unemployment in South Africa – are they entitled to a job straight after university or should more youth in South Africa create their own path of success by embracing entrepreneurship from their chosen fields of qualification.” to “Topic – The impact of conflict on economic development: Is Africa able to resolve her own conflict?

            • Can Africa, but most importantly can South Africa afford the conflict we find ourselves in?
            • What are the causes of conflict?
            • What is the true cost of the conflict?
            • Who or what is fueling it (Conflict)?
            • If not who or what – who is paying for it?” 5 months, 3 weeks ago

          • Conflict is a very interesting topic, it’s the final step; the very edge where our differences set us clearly apart

            • Even so, conflict is neccessary Chief. Two realities can not exist simultaneously. One most rule, one authority must rule, once agenda, one power.
                • Though there should be a limit. There is an African Proverb that goes When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

                  Similarly, the political conflict in our country had and will forever affect the South African people. So although it’s good to have differences, that conversation should be constructive not what we are currently seeing

                • Perhaps we need the people to be soooo oppressed that they would revolt. Perhaps destruction is the only thing that makes society wake up.
                    • That’s poor thinking. People need patience, people need ethical leadership. This is what will eliminate conflict and all its effects.
                    • You are far too kind. The diversity of this country will be its undoing if there is nothing that we all hold as a national pride. Unfortunately braai and pap are not enough.

                      Once we have something we all hold as superior standard, we wont have to worry about people compromising the rest of us because they dont have a sense of accountability to…

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                      • What do you mean it will be our undoing, and I dont think having national pride would have any meaningful effect. In the end people need to work toward the common goal, and with suspicion of outside sources at play in influencing our society, a simple solution such as yours seems ignorant to that.
                      • I mean that we dont have any accountability to one another. We tread lightly because we dont want to offend one another because of these silly differences. So we need to all go into a place where we put our differences behind our one common goal. And far often countries that do this have mandatory military service. We on the other hand just live…

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                      • Do you think that as a country we have more conflicts than solutions? Or is it the process of finding solutions that we find difficult to grasp?
                          • You can not bond to metals together unless you melt them.

                            Finding a solution suggests that there is an agreement between everyone involved. The beginning of finding a solution is unity. Only then can we talk about solutions. Because if we do so now it that solution will fail because of our very division. ACCOUNTABILITY ACCOUNTABILITY…

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                          • Based on your argument, you are stating that “unity” is our biggest problem – which is followed by accountability…was there a point in time, post-apartheid where we have had a strong foot on those two aspects
                            • Yes we have conflicts but it should be anything we cant educate people about. People are easily convinced to hand over their power to the promises of politicians. And so people need to educated and stand together in knowledge and build society
                            • @freeworld it’s not that unity is a problem, it’s that we dont have any. And yes, there is no accountability, because people arent in unity (agreement) and so we cant expect any accountability for any solution.

                              We never have because never had unity. The last time we had some measure of being in agreement was when we were all oppressed and killed…

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                              • You see, the last point you raised about “Our difference mean more than any reason to agree (unity)” is the perfect perception to explain where we stand as a country…