Self-regulation

02 January 2019 | Columns

It is the start of a new year and everyone is making resolutions and creating a 'new me'. Allow us to make a suggestion in this regard. Let us make this the year of self-regulation.

It certainly is a skill we can all have more of.

Self-regulation means that one drinks moderately, and when you begin to feel the effects of the alcohol you stop. You do not continue to drink only to eventually beat up your life partner, or, get into a vehicle and kill innocent road users, or, take a gun, or a knife and kill someone outside the drinking spot over some mundane argument which, no doubt, you will not remember tomorrow.

Let us self-regulate our speed on our highways and byways, even if there are no police or cameras in sight. We can also do with a little more self-regulation of our arrogance and attitudes while driving and give a more consideration to our fellow road users.

And to those in charge and those who count themselves as activists and youth leaders, let us self-regulate our greed, our choice of words, our tendency towards corruption and lack of transparency.

That way, we can make this year, and this country, great.

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