Malibongwe Sithelo
2 min readMar 15, 2021


The future has always been unclear

Try to ask your teenage boy or girl where do they see themselves in the next five years. Rated as top in number of followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube best vlogger of the year. Not what you would expect as a 1980’s younger you, right? You accuse them of lack of ambition. Go and read newspapers and watch prime time news.

It is not always junk and there is always good that you can take. It becomes junk when you realise someone was selling you what you already have.

Dreams and aspirations comes natural. No one grows up without ambitious. It’s only that some are misplaced.

“where do you see yourself in five years time?” Who cares? I’m glad in my last few job interviews for the last twenty years plus that question was never asked. Because if you were to ask me that question, would have turned as, 'I don’t know.’ How about, “what are you up to in life?”

Who would have predicted that in 2020 there will be lockdowns? Many lost their jobs as the technology improved in speed of lightening. Never be certain that things will always be like this in the future.

Tomorrow is not always guaranteed. The best time of life is in the “now.” In the present. What you do now can sort of bring motivation to what you aspire. One of the most challenging time in life is a missed opportunity.

The future is unpredictable and one needs to treat it that way. All humans have power to see things ahead of time. That comes natural and depends on who is also gifted in explaining dreams.

Funny enough I never heard anyone publicly predicted what was going yo happen in 2020. I miss the trend if there was one. I never saw it coming that in 2020 we’ll witness great economic depression and health challenge globally.

It is best to live in the moment. If you have feelings and crush on someone be brave and tell them now. Dance naked if need be in your room of course. Make money without having to scam, rip off people.

The future has always been unclear. It won’t really help to postpone happiness for the future. Go wherever you want to go and never be afraid to even go solo.



Malibongwe Sithelo

I'm a freelance writer, a runner and a public servant in South Africa. I write about everyday life experiences.