Re: Peter de Villiers
- From: "Spizz" <yep@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 12:57:52 +0100
"wooks" <wookiz@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:d4e922a2-da81-422d-9aa2-283809396339@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Jul 18, 12:24 am, "Mark (newsgroups)" <marknewsgro...@xxxxxxxxx>
On Jul 17, 11:30 pm, wooks <woo...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Jul 17, 5:15 pm, "Spizz" <y...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > But really, the sooner South Africans stop throwing race into every
> > discussion and start judging on merits, then the sooner the country > > can move
> > forward.
> You can't. Thats the legacy of apartheid. It will take a couple of
> generations for people who were born into an equal opportunity SA to
> actually have an equal opportunity of prosperity. The evolutionary
> principle of survival of the fittest did not cease to operate when
> apartheid ended.
Exactly! And human incentive driven nature also did not cease to exist
in 1994. I think I've said this before : you can't expect a person to
act altruistically while at the same time slapping him in his face.
Buggering off to work in another country for loads more money may not
be what the person wanted but it ain't no slap in the face.
That surely depends on the circumstances that lead to the departure. Money is not everyone's God. I choose to live in SA but could and did earn more in Europe. Quality of life and my childrens education are more important to me than big bucks. If the day comes I can not sustain my life in SA because of misguided policies, it will be a royal slap in the face because I want to remain and contribute to the country as a whole.