Doing things My Way – as a Senior Citizen

I turn 77 this year. Older but not Old! A Senior Citizen.

I can’t tell you how to do what you need to do. Or What, When, or Why.

But I can help to show you the way.
With a little help from my friends. Or people I respect.

Ronald Reagan (President of the United States said:
“Nobody can help everybody. But everybody can help somebody.”
Good words to live our lives by.

I have been involved in Small Businesses for most of my adult life.
Sole Proprieter, Partner, Director, Manager, Employee.
I’ve had a few successes and many failures.

I see political parties as big businesses.
Providing service to their customers.
The DA does this very well.
I do not like monopolies, which is what the ANC is.
Other opposition parties are not enemies, but competitors.
Some good, some not so good.
We should align ourselves with the good, and fight the bad.

I’ve also served on boards of associations, school governing bodies, PTA’s, Sports Clubs, Boy Scouts, Resident Associations, etc.
All voluntary, no paid positions. I’m not a politician.
So many committees that I lost count a long, long time ago.
I have learned an awful lot of lessons.
I would like to share them with you.
Join me on my journey, there’s still a long way to go. Even at my age.

Yes, it’s hard to stay positive all the time.

There’s bad news, disasters, politicians, corruption, trauma, and difficulty all around us.
Blitzed by Television, Newspapers, Magazines, Social Media. And the rest.
No end in sight. Doom and Gloom.
The economy is a shambles.
We’ll never get out from under the yolk of corruption.
All the crooks and gangsters will get off scot-free. No future.
Blame it on the government. Or somebody else. Anybody else.
Road deaths, murder, mayhem, war, terrorism, poverty, disease.
The list is endless, so what can we do?

At my age, it’s difficult to be directly involved in fixing our country.
So I support, share, subscribe and donate to associations that fight corruption.
Active organisations like OUTA, Corruption Watch, or Gift of the Givers.
Take your pick.
And there are many others who can help to make this the “rainbow nation” of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu.
Perhaps you have a cause you support. Good on you.

I appeal to all South Africans to support organisations that are trying to do good.
For as little as R50.00 a month, we CAN make a difference.

After all, we are South AfriCAN’s, not S’afriCANT’s!


Chris Wilkinson

my way as a senior citizen

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