Last night i saw a middle aged man park and get out of a R4m Lamborghini Murcielago… Everyone was impressed and stood around this super-car. With good reason, since the car looks like a mechanical beast from the future. The driver, did not bother greeting the onlookers. The Lamborghini left me feeling a bit weird, with a mix of jealousy, resentment, admiration, social indignation in my heart. I joked, and told my friend Doc: “Ja, clearly apartheid’s legacy is gone…”
Two minutes later, as I was standing in the KFC about 400m from the Lamborghini, an old and dirty looking man, walked up to me and smiled, mumbling something I couldn’t hear. Just as I was about to tell him that I did’t have any money and that he should ask Doc for cash, he stretched out his hand and with a smile and gave me a pie. I shook his hand and thanked him, it was as if someone pressed the pause button in that KFC, everyone starring. A minute later, two security guards ‘removed’ the old man from the KFC, saying he is done buying and eating, he should now leave.
I think I received a quick Reminder about who I should get impressed by. I started this web site with the question: who needs who? And in daily life, we cannot solve all the problems in the world, but we can life an alternative story, and recognise others who reveal something true and beautiful of life and development.