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We see them ekasi, at local hot spots, night clubs and other events. Bafas’ ibrands; Gucci sunglasses, Lacoste golf t-shirts, a Boss Orange belt, uGiorgio Armani nama Carvella. Abafana bestyela, abaphuza the finest conac and display it for everyone to see.
We see it every day- amajita afuna uphila lento siyibiza i “Good life.” There’s nothing wrong with that; if you can afford it, then why not? Vele yinyuku yakho and everyone wants to pushiswagg. But the shocking truth is, some of these guys from eKasi can’t really afford this lifestyle, bayafoster! They still live eback room with parents, have no investments or savings on their accounts and sometimes akudliwa edlini. And that Golf 5 he drives is always on reserve. Nowadays it’s all about social status and living a decadent lifestyle, even if uyakhawadeka.
Here are some tips to avoid being a victim of this trend:
Live within your means- If awuyi affordi then awuyi affordi! This doesn’t mean you should limit yourself, or you’ll never afford that latest BMW, but what’s the use of purchasing it then end up ufaka ipetrol yeR30? Or its maintenance ends up ikukhawada blind.
Budget- Set up a realistic budget and try sticking to it. This will help you to live within your means. You can add that bottle of Hennessy VSOP once you’ve paid off all the important things.
Hang out with a circle of friends within your standards/class- You can’t hang out with oKenny Kunene who can easily spend istina on French champagne, when you’re a bank teller.
Set goals for yourself- It’s important to know where you’re from, where you are and where you’re going. You need to stay focus on what you want to achieve in life.
Nantso ke boy, the moral of the lesson is; don’t compare yourself with other people, stay focus on your dream and invest n a better future.
By Bulelwa Pango