Be like a Yamiyazi.
Be a Yamiyazi end product, a Mr know it all; who sees life, light and hope where our citizen’s do not, sees beyond their status quo (being broke, unemployed and no place to stay). Who unlocks closed doors and bring about great opportunities and continues to put bread on the table because they know that the tummy needs no explanation to how bad your day was; but it needs to be fed.
Well it all started when the foreign nationals trying to fend for themselves; securing every little domestic jobs where they foresee a gap they can fill and try to make a living neither out of what South African citizens say it is not there nor worth it. Those domestic little jobs they are referred as jobs that they won’t do and how it does not suit them; they would rather stay at home and let each day pass them by.
The Yamiyazi word is under looked on, people take it as a joke; they laugh at them for claiming that there is nothing that they can’t do in the likes of hard labour or men’s work. Well the name goes beyond being identified as a foreign national and breaking things as opposed to be installed or fixed. It is more of a motto that keeps them driven day in and out. It goes beyond to attain skills, interacting with different people, learning their languages and business strategies or techniques as well. They wake up every day early in the morning with no specific job to report to but that never pushes them to stop.
No job is going to lend at your door step nicely wrapped and delivered to you like courier companies normally do. Do not misinterpret this as settling for less however we all need to start somewhere, sometimes with less benefit, bad work condition, more working hours.
In physics they say work is done when there is force applied over distance; therefore in simple terms it means that you need to apply force of which it’s relative to your mind to attain certain skills and then distance it is relative to the difference from your starting point to where you are now. You need to make moves in your life in order for you to see change or progress.
Let us try and view the world in a different perspective than we actually are right now, bearing in mind that everything is temporary. This goes to everyone – well-off, average and the less fortunate people, do something about it; something productive for the future, even if your bank balance currently has millions or more, do not stop striving for better. Life does not come with a manual or a guidebook, so be like a YAMIYAZI.
By: Nompumelelo Phahlomuhlaka