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  • Made it to Singapore (busy work week)..
    ...the second part of the trip is looking to be a bit of challenge re SA travel restrictions i.e. I can get there, but the process involved with the return voyage is not so clear. ATM it's looking like I'll be doing an extended trip in Singapore without the leg to America; although things may change after November 3.
    Busy work week + made 80L of beer, banded 20 goats & ended off with a goat with heartwater; 3 days & goat doesn't look like it'll survive. FYI goats usually perk up after a thiamine injection; fella appeared to recover but took a dive again; then started with oxytetracycline injections...
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    I like goats - they are cute. Hope he makes it
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    Sadly he didn't; heartwater has a 50/50 survival chance.
    Goats are really cute, especially when they young < 4 months.
    It's been a busy time.
    A new client in Texas needed a lot of my time to get our consultant up to speed.
    Friday I flew down to Durban; my mom is retiring on the Farm -- we travelled back this morning. Feeling quite exhausted now; a beer, some grub and then off to bed.

    Period ahead is just as busy; I need to travel to Singapore for +-3 weeks, followed by Texas for +-3 weeks to be back in SA by December.
    Anyone who studies the history of ideas should notice how much more often people on the political left, more so than others, denigrate and demonize those who disagree with them; instead of answering their arguments.
    -- Thomas Sowell
    Black activists and white progressives stress racism because it serves their own interests, not because it actually improves the station of blacks.
    -- Jason Riley

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    The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
    -- Epictetus
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    Don't assume people who have your best interests at heart aren't also your biggest critics.
    I want to see those whom I love succeed, and absolute honesty is a vitally part of ensuring that success.

    Plus if you can't be honest with friends and family, then who would you ever be honest with.
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    Most people find the hardest person to be honest with - is themselves. Because, in your mind, you carry the perceived judgements of others - and often you see yourself through the eyes of others, rather than through you own eyes. But as you age and gain life experience - you begin to value the truth of your own ideas and observations.
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    Well said.... it's also hard establishing a relationship between family and friends that has absolute honesty (occasionally brutal)... but the rewards once you do are immeasurable. It's why friends and family need to be treasured; they afterall experience you at your worst and at your best, and they don't try to cancel you.
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    Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
    -- Plato
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    Good and bad are judgements made by society. So if a person conforms to these norms, they are seen as good. Those that do not conform, are seen as bad.
    One of the bittersweet things about growing old is realizing how mistaken you were when you were young.
    As a young political leftist, I saw the left as the voice of the common man.
    Nothing could be further from the truth.
    Thomas Sowell
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