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WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING, EVIL TRIUMPHS

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Sir,

I am standing where a lion once stood roaring at my enemies as free as a fly. Yes they are not angels and they play a very astounding role in our lives as youngsters, but its woeful when they become part of our fate. Take for instance our teachers; they teach, preach to us the gospel of bettering our future. They have been part of our key to success, no wonder we feel at home away from home when we are at school but all that has faded away within a twinkle of an eye.  The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Life

“In real life we deal, not only with gods, but with humans; men and women who are full of contradictions, stable and fickle, strong and weak, famous and infamous,” once said the late Nelson Mandela, the most inspiring prisoner to president iconic figure of our age. Some teachers just hate some pupils’ guts for no reason. We aren’t perfect as pupils but so are our teachers. Why build a strong repugnance between pupils and schools’ administrations instead of building an empire of amity.

Issue

The issue of teachers having favourites in their schools should come to an end. Old and famous horses keel over like many that went before, some to be forgotten forever and others to be remembered as mere objects of history and of interest to academicians only. This obstacle is not only a dilemma in schools but also in our neighbourhoods. What would you expect a 10-year-old child to do in the next 30 to 50 years if he or she witnessed his or her elders practice witchcraft and hated their neighbours? Why waste the only few Emalangeni you have on bewitching the next person instead of buying necessities the next morning. I was surprised to learn that an elderly woman was found naked near Lonhlupheko doing evil deeds against her neighbour. What is wrong with this country? Some people are just lazy to acquire knowledge at school, they drop out and practice this irking baloney at night just to see everyone become failures like them.

Thumbs up to parents who love and care for their children even if the going gets tough. Never, under any circumstances, say anything unbecoming of another. The trouble, of course, is that most successful men are prone to some form of vanity. There comes a stage in their lives when they consider it permissible to be egotistic and brag to the public at large about their unique achievements. What a sweet euphemism for self-praise, the English language has evolved once said Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

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