South Africans collectively suffer from l.s.i.
Now before I clarify what that means. When I say South Africans, I mean generally speaking and how we function as a whole nation. Obviously there are individuals that do not fit into that, but I would say they are the exception and not the rule.
Therefore please do not shoot me.
L – Low
S – Self
I – Image
What makes me say that? I been around a bit and seen a bit and I notice a trend amongst us. We tend to view anything that comes from across the ocean as better than what is here. If you don’t believe me, go ask any musician that is trying to make a living off original music here.
It has filtered down to almost every area and I personally think it is a bit more ingrained in us than we will admit to.
If we look into history then we will see how long it takes for a nation to develop an identity. The U.S.A. took a few decades if not a few 100 years. Australia had its centuries to develop into what it is now. The U.K. most certainly happen overnight. I will spare you the details, but needless to say I think you get the point.
Now getting back to the point. I guess this reminds me of a previous post the butterfly dilemma.
I just wonder why we are so quick to throw away our own in the name of the “something better”. You know the saying the grass is greener on the other side, but remember the water bill is higher too.
So now planetshakers are here as well as hillsongs. I have never expressed happiness that they are here. And you know, they can do what they want. But what I don’t understand is the people who flock there. I know we like to check out new things and that is good. But whats the trade off?
Will we never fight what we need to fight to find whats inside of us. And this has happened mostly unhindered for other nations. It just seems we are being exploited here. Our country is full of resources and talent, and a huge potential for expressing ourselves fully to the world.
We just seem to be the last people to see it…..