as men’s prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease of the intellect. every new mind is a new classification. if it prove a mind of uncommon activity and power. it imposes its classification on other men, and lo! a new system. in proportion to the depth of thought, and so to the number of objects it touches and brings within reach of the pupil, is his complacency. the great mind is that which attracts all things. the pupil takes the same delight in subordinating everything to the new terminology, as a girl who has just learned botany in seeing a new earth and new seasons thereby.
it seems that the native south african, did not even begin to mourn the death of the millions of the brave, who fell at the hand of the apartheid regime; instead they raced for the material things that the westerner had. in essence, the native modern african in the 21st century, betrayed the struggle for freedom which many laid down their lives and ambitions for. his primary concern is to enrich himself without a thought in his mind about how scarred this country is. and is in desperate need of healing. he will never find peace till he reconciles today with the history of this country.
and so as the westerner defended his standard of living at whatever cost, so does the modern day african enjoy his security and comfort at the cost of the child begging on the street without any food, while he fills his house to the brim with food. it is the choices we make that create poverty. the food we eat, the cars we drive, the homes we live in all come at a dear cost. for every individual who increases their standard of living there are ten thousand souls mowed down by your impunity. however, nature will not be fooled, every excess causes a defect. when we take more than what we need nature takes out of the man what she puts into his chest. swells the estate but kills the owner. and thus man becomes an empty shell.