. Durbz Blog: Positively Negative ?

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Positively Negative ?

One thing that really gets my hair up is when people run down things they supposed to love. I’m talking specifically about our country. We have so many things to be proud of in South Africa, yet you get people putting us down all the time.

A great example is people who have gone to work overseas on “2 year visa’s” (and I am generalizing here, not everyone). They tend to always point out the bad things about our country, like the crime and AIDS, but always fail to point out the positive things. The country was good enough to be born in, so why isn’t it good enough now ?

I came across a blog post today by Mark from Mark’s Digital Farm, which points out a couple of negative thoughts about our country. The source that he got it from, has loads of negatives. Sure a few of them are meant to be jokes, but it still gets my back up to see things like that.

South Africa has loads of positives. On positivelysa I came across a whole list of these points at which points out loads and loads of positive points.

For example did you know…?

  • South Africa is one of only 12 countries, where we can drink water from a tap. Our tap water was found to be the 3rd best quality in the entire world

  • The Kruger Park has the most innovative management of a national park anywhere in the world - and is the world's most profitable game park.

  • South African Breweries is the 4th largest brewer in the world and produces over 50% of China's beer! (hmmm, beer !!)

Graeme from tmtd.biz has made a similar post on these issues, mainly relating to the finance of our country.

This country has changed so much over the last 12 years, we have so much to be proud of, so let’s all try and be positive, please :)

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2 comments:

Slagella said...

I'm sure SABMiller is now No2 in the world - pats self on back - can I have my special dividend now, please, Mr Glass?

Meh said...

I absolutely agree with you. It really gets up my nose when people slag SA off.

If you hate it so much then bugger off some where else.

We have so much to be proud of.

Good post

Txx