Redirection Issue - Change is Inevitable
MAY 2010
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I always wanted to be remembered forever. For the longest time, achieving this was my ultimate life goal. I said it on my magazines, social networks and to friends – until Heartwarmer, on 75, asked me a question I’d never thought about before: ‘Why do you want to be remembered. What purpose will it serve you?’

BAAM! At that moment everything stopped. I tried answering her question, but I didn’t know what that answer was.

As small or insignificant this question might seem to you, it changed everything for me. From that point on, when I couldn’t answer the ‘why’, I realised that I didn’t want to remembered forever. I realised that it was actually no longer important. I had to find another mantra to live by, because the current one stopped making sense. I had to change… again.


This short, simple question inspired me to look at things different. I believe that sometimes change is inevitable; and sometimes you can control it, hold it back. Parents and family are the only things one can’t change – the rest you can. It’s a bit scary actually, to be able to have the opportunity to change so much. People tend not to like how they look in general, or their jobs, careers, love, life, when all that can be changed. As human beings, we are constantly evolving, constantly moving...

“The slower we move the faster we die” Ryan Bingham, George Clooney’s character in Up In The Air, said it best.

I remember that I was good at soccer and I thought I would play professional football one day. Today I can’t even watch a game all the way. I discovered design – I liked it and I ran with it. But how I went from football to design, I don’t know. No matter who you are and what you like and not like, at the end of the day change is inevitable.

George Gladwin Matsheke

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27 Comments  
  1. … it is now. fixed it.

    :-)

  2. lol from soccer to design huh?

    I did the same, moved from Soccer to break-dancing and graffiti. Then found my heart in design and music.

    We live and we learn.
    Can't wait to read this issue. :)

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    galamolabi
    7 YEARS AGO

    this article is awesome..i realised myself changing thru varsity..somethings i believed and held to , i dont know more, was passionate about psychology and social work now im all bout fashion..and thats what seems to be the big dream...now that you ask in this article, i wonder if thats what its gon be still as i grow...so i guess yu ryt, yu can delay change but you will change!!

  4. Always inspired by your insight, Grt work GG!

  5. @Nonyana - im just trying to figure this thing called life ... thanks you all

  6. can't download, :(

  7. Please fix the downloading error, i hate waiting this frikken long

  8. i can - re fresh the page - i use firefox and it works nicely

  9. i use it too, tells me gore the file is damaged and can't be repaired

  10. maybe restart the machine ...

  11. @karabo

    Delete and re-download.

    I have tested the download many times — it produces expected, wanted results.

  12. i just used safari right now and it worked fine. Got the Mag, Can't wait to read

    @Lebogang, tried what you suggested but it don't work, i even updated my firefox

  13. lol "it produces expected, wanted results."

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    All-The- Way-To
    7 YEARS AGO

    Okay an hour has gone past and ayikakavumi uku lowda. Please believe I am not living the office with out it

  15. … change is inevitable, but what is important is to not go through the change, but affect the change." © (can't remember)

    *it was a skit on one of Armand Van Helden's Track's, maybe Zulu or was it Witchdoctor

  16. "Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes." © Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe --- Applause guy

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    Morongoe
    7 YEARS AGO

    it is constant but not visible to everyone i believe u gotta view life in a certain perspective in order to understand change thats why growth is optional

  18. +
    All-The- Way-To
    7 YEARS AGO

    I'm getting distrased now. Is there anyotherway that I can get this months edition? I really am getting into psycho trances now.

  19. whats wrong?

  20. +
    All-The- Way-To
    7 YEARS AGO

    I come bearing joyous news. the devil that tried to prevent me from enjoying this edition has been saved. Now an angel it made the downloading process a breeze.

  21. +
    Bugzy
    7 YEARS AGO

    just started reading it yesterday... i digg, good stuff GGM!

  22. *bow

  23. +
    Sepfirst
    7 YEARS AGO

    Coolest...

  24. +
    Lulu
    7 YEARS AGO

    I knw what i was passionate about from the beginning, but sum how I lost my way. Now I'm trying to find my way back. I just need that push, or sum courage.

  25. find your way back home then re-group ... then head out to the world.

  26. +
    jeff
    7 YEARS AGO

    I have mad respect for you guys at 83, you rep what i stand for, your work as usual, amazing. Keep it goin, its only getting better man. Love this issue

  27. +
    Mzo Ntuli
    7 YEARS AGO

    This article is brilliant, I cant relate to this in so many ways! nice very nice....

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