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Oscar Pistorius crying for himself or for Reeva?

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Oscar Pistorius must cry his way out of this one

We all know people who think highly of themselves. They consider themselves different from others and deserving of special treatment. Oscar Pistorius is taking this tendency to its extreme …

Bladerunner Oscar Pistorius’ grandiosity expects a great deal of special attention- the best table in a Melrose Arch-restaurant, his arrogance of asking a friend to take the rap for him after discharging a gun at Tashas, his irresponsible behaviour on the Vaal river , causing great frustration for speedboat- lovers in the Vaal!

Psychologists use the term narcissistic to describe people who portrays a grandiose sense of self-importance who are preoccupied with receiving attention. In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a young man in love, charmed by the loving Echo. He was adamant to win over her love. Narcissus spent his days admiring his own image reflected in a pool of water. In a sense Reeva can be compared to the enigmatic and ethereal Echo- she will always remain in people’s hearts.

The Narcissistic Oscar Pistorius

Each individual has an idiosyncratic unique way of experiencing loss. Psychophysiological, affective and cognitive-behavioral factors, such as the mode of death, the relationship with the deceased, subcultural norms and prior losses play a significant role. Our past surely defines us and in Oscar’s case , he had to deal with his parents’ divorce and his mother’s death at a vulnerable age of 15. Oscar cannot cope with loss. On a deep subconscious level, he felt that his mother abandoned him when she died. His psychological birth position in his family is that of a middle child of three. The middle child often feels squeezed out. Such a child may assume a “poor me” attitude and can become a problem child, especially when experiencing trauma. A traumatic event is like an infection- it does something to one’s psyche. The bladerunner’s behaviour strongly correlates with the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)- criteria of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Crying for Reeva?

Is the bladerunner crying for Reeva? Certainly not. During his cross examination by The South African State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, he appeared to be extremely argumentative. The realization of the immensity of what he had done and the fact that he is facing imprisonment overwhelmed him…this is very traumatic in itself, hence he is crying for himself. He is on the brink of losing everything. Monday,12 May 2014 will be Day 30 of the most talked about trial in South Africa. If Gerrie Nel calls a psychologist to the stand, more holes will be identified and needless to say, the grieving mother of Reeva will get some sense of closure. This time, Oscar Pistorius’ controlling nature is not going to save his skin. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel is indeed a predator circling around his prey…

Barlow, D.H. & Durand V.M. (2005). Abnormal Psychology. (4th ed.)Thomson & Wadsworth.
Larson, R.W. (2000, January). Toward a psychology of positive youth development. American Psychologist, 55, 170-183
Richmond, V.P., & McCroskey, J.C. (2000). Nonverbal behaviour in interpersonal relations. (4th ed.) Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
DSTV- Channel 199: Oscar trial

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NOW is the time to start your own business

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Why most people never start their own business

Earning a stable salary reduces the risk of earning an income that may fluctuate from month to month. It’s safer to stay in our comfort zones than to take a step out and follow our passion in life. But, the fact remains that very few people are really happy with their career choices and/or the jobs they hold. So, we rather slug off to work day after day after day in order to earn that little bit of security at the end of each month. This scenario reflects negatively on the rest of our lives. When we are unhappy in our jobs, that reflects on our life at home and in our relationships with our loved ones. We tend to be short tempered, irritable and not the best company to be around. We hate Mondays and cannot wait for a public holiday or Friday afternoon to roll around. In this way, we have very little quality of life.

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Your Mentor will provide you with a holistic understanding of your business idea, thereby unleashing the full potential of you as a Business Owner – a force to be reckoned with from now onwards! Talking to a Mentor will therefore help you plan a strategy to greatly reduce a great deal of risk regarding current and future endeavors and even open doors you never imagined.

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Willem has been doing what he loves for years and has built businesses that support his way of living – he spends his days reading, writing, teaching and having fun with his family. Willem spends a few hours a month managing his money-making businesses so that he can focus on what he loves to do, spending time with his family. For fun, he goes flying as a private pilot and regularly travels abroad.

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DA promises R1 rent for Gauteng small businesses

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Owners of struggling Gauteng small businesses, pay attention!

If the DA wins the Gauteng province in the next election, they will rent office space to small businesses in Gauteng for a R1 a year. That is a promise by the party’s Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane. This was done at the DA’s provincial manifesto launch in Johannesburg.

Small businesses should not be left struggling to pay rent, when so many government buildings in Gauteng are vacant or half empty. 55% of the land in the province is owned by government. By saying this Maimane reminded every person with a small business idea, that this is their fight too.

The banners on the stage promoted change. DA leader Helen Zille declared that Maimane was the right man to lead Gauteng as he is a man of integrity, intelligence and determination. Most of the people dressed in DA attire, responded with song and cheering.

Change is possible in Gauteng and for Gauteng small businesses

Maimane told the crowd that change was never as possible as now. He is determined to win the election and bring that change through the DA. The party will fight for quality housing and title deeds for the people of the province, as almost 700 000 people are still waiting for their own house and title deed. That after 20 years of ANC governance.

Besides housing, Maimane’s focus is on job creation and he insisted that supporters fight for policies that creates jobs. It is his opinion that the ANC government, through e-tolls, is inhibiting job opportunities. Apparently Shoprite’s e-toll bill is already R4m. To pay this they will increase food prices and leave customers poorer.

The DA will also fight against crime so that no citizen of Gauteng has to live in fear of crime. Drug lords are reportedly operating from government housing. Maimane pledged solemnly to evict drug lords from all public property.

The DA will have a drug squad, a gang unit and a domestic violence unit established in Gauteng and they will fight against government corruption by cutting luxuries for government officials.

That is change for sure!



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