The Power of Patience.

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Having patience is the ability to tolerate waiting and delays without becoming frustrated or agitated.

Moreover, it is the ability to remain calm when facing difficulties and adversity. By controlling ones restlessness and emotions the patient person is able to effectively control their natural impulses that can often lead the astray.

In the modern era we live in a society where almost everything is immediately made available at our beckoning call, a perfect example is Google, when you instantly need answers to something you just search. If you want a quick bit to eat, just call your local pizza delivery place, or perhaps when you need an entertainment, you just have it a click away on your TV, mobile device or computer. Given how society has shaped our behaviour and expectations, it’s easy to see that patience for most people would be quite difficult to come by. Who needs to be patient when you pretty much can have everything you want or need at your fingertips?

Although this might be true at a convenience level, this is far from true on other levels where for instance our goals are involved, or when dealing with other people. In such instances patience is absolutely paramount, however for the most part, because we live in a convenience society, most people simply don’t have of it, and that is why they struggle. I actually feel like patience is an absolute requirement for the attainment of any goal, because some things simply can’t be rushed or hurried. They need your thought and attention to detail to bring to fruition.

Moreover, some things just take time and effort on your part; they require a long term commitment.

Having said that, patience isn’t about sitting idle waiting for patience to happen that is not patience, but rather procrastination

Written by Jeanette Tshakane

Photo by Kegobella

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Vision Feminine | Screen Your Imagination.

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Vision Feminine – (The vision of the feminine) female narratives that shine a light on female stories which are told by women.

This is the second screening by Screen Your Imagination Film Club hosted by Artizens of Joburg And IMSurreal Live.

This womens month we aim to give a platform to women in film and television, on screen and behind the scenes. This platform encourages equality and female empowerment in the film and TV landscape.

Join us on the 26th August as we discover the new generation of women in film and television.

4 De Beer Street, Braamfontein
15h00 – 20h00
RSVP : screenyourimagination@gmail.com
(No RSVP, R20 at entrance).

 

#ArtFor20 by Slabsta.

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“As an upcoming artist it is very hard financially but because art is meant for everyone I want to share it and #Artfor20 is my way of doing it.” – Slabsta

Share your art with us for only R20. Submit any artwork (Writing, Music, Fine Art ect…) that you would like to share on all our platforms for promotion and a good cause. The R20 proceeds are used to purchase a meal which will be donated.

Submit your artwork to: Artfortwenty@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Cut Me Loose!

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The idea of fearlessness, of affirming  your own power? That’s a Liberty the concrete jungle cannot afford, don’t you know how much we spent to build these walls?  Are you sure you want it anyway, I mean you have to actually fight for it. You have to fight what’s already set in stone, you have to have the courage to go for the unknown, and we don’t take kind to your kind who think you can waltz in and demand your soul we worked so hard for and stole, so no. – The System

What does Freedom mean to our generation, what does it mean to take your freedom and unshackle yourself from the system?

“Firstly Freedom is subjective; todays generation defines freedom as entering into white space. For me, freedom surpasses the physical barrier it means being able to tap into your inner being and consciousness to a point where you exist in a physical body but that does not define you, it means being able to define yourself.” – Lehlogonolo Modise. The Freedom Thinker

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Written by Kea Mooka