Thought for the Day 9 August, 2017


Thought for the Day 9 August 2017

After the vote, yesterday, I feel vindicated at my opinion that politicians are a waste of space, time and oxygen. Yet again the ANC made the wrong decision in supporting a corrupt and dangerous impediment to their own future. They seem incapable of understanding that following a party line is not a sign of solidarity if the party line is indefensible – it is a sign of downright stupidity. Let’s hope that these wimps get their just desserts – all the chickens coming home to roost. (If you’ll pardon the mixed metaphors?)

And now on to something completely different.

I find all the politics wearisome. So I feel lighter thoughts coming on. I am reminded of the story of a tribal chief who had inflated ideas of his own importance, so he had his wood-workers craft, for him, a very large throne out of the finest wood. Once it was done he delighted in lording it over his people, sitting in his grandiose throne in front of his grass house. He was unaware of the dissent and anger his behavior was causing and it was a complete surprise to him, but not the people, when his chief rival murdered him in the night. His funeral was lavish – in celebration of his removal. The rival took over his position and inherited his wealth, his grass house and his throne. Being of sounder mind than his predecessor, the rival decided that the throne was a disadvantage so he hauled it up into the rafters of the Grass hut and hid it from view.

A few short days later the Grass hut collapsed in a heap. So the thought for today is:

“People in grass houses shouldn’t stow thrones!”

Enjoy your day.

Cheers, Dave


About Dave Macfie

Dave Macfie is the General Manager and Lead Consultant of Unique Advantage South Africa, a consulting company specializing in creating unique business advantage from purpose, analysis, insight, alignment and action. Dave’s qualifications include a double honors degree in mathematics and physics and a post graduate certificate in education. (Cum Laude) His career spans forty five years of experience in IT, business, property development and high school teaching. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife Sandi and three of his seven children. Dave loves addressing business performance challenges, reading, writing fiction and non-fiction, gardening and spending time with his family.

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