Stop the bus – who and where am I?

We tend to follow the expected trajectory of our lives, without too much thought. We go to school, train for a job, develop our careers, work most days, date, find a life partner (or not), decide to have kids (or not)…and then one day, we look back on our lives and perhaps realise we are not where we thought we would be. Perhaps we are not even who we thought we would be.

This interactive talk will give us the opportunity to pause and reflect about who we have become, where we are and whether we are on the right bus…

Join Khanyi and Vera as they share some of their experiences with changing direction (or getting on a different bus).

Book your place with vera@tt-tt.co.za to get the zoom call details.

Saving time

The words “saving time” roll off the tongue so easily, and yet it is such a loaded expression.

The word “saving” indicates value that we (personally or as a society) have assigned to something. We only save things that are precious to us – money, jewellery, treats, things of beauty, the best of something.

Usually the verb “save” is used with one of two pronouns. We save “for” or we save “from”.

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Poverty in South Africa

At our Diversity Dialogue on 5 May, the topic chosen by the participants was Poverty in South Africa. The theme of conflicting values came up throughout the dialogue. We realised there is a conflict between the values we aspire to generally for our society and what we are aiming to achieve ourselves, e.g. we want poverty alleviated as long as we don’t have to sacrifice something ourselves, as women we want leadership positions for ourselves but we don’t necessarily want women in authority over us, we want to encourage black people to value themselves but we prefer white teachers or schools for our children, we say we value menial labour as much as university careers but we are not willing to pay the salary that reflects that value.

 

 

How do we live with this inner conflict?

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