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True Freedom

Freedom by Jacques de Villiers motivational speakers in south africa

There’s Only One True Freedom … And, You Don’t Have it “And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade all the days, from this day to that , for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take … OUR FREEDOM. William Wallace (from the movie, Braveheart). Freedom is a core narrative in this […]

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Form Vs Intent

Form vs Intent Jacques de Villiers author

Many students are of the view that they just need to pass their exams with the bare minimum allowed marks. If they pass, they’ll get that high school certificate or their university degree. The idea being that a high school certificate will get them into university and that a university degree will get them a job. They miss the point of the exercise. It is not about the result but the process. The trick to […]

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In Sparta

In Sparta - Jacques de Villiers, motivational speaker

In most cultures men/women can choose their career … be it an architect, lawyer, doctor, policeman or whatever. In Sparta there was no choice in the matter. As a newborn son, if you survived the scrutiny of the magistrates and were deemed fit, your only job for the rest of your life was to serve in the military. If you were judged physically unfit, you were taken to the wild gorge at Mount Taygetos, and […]

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