Name: Thabang Moerane

Social Media Handle/Username: @thabang_moerane

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Um… I never really know what to say with these questions but I’ll try. I’m a 20 year old man born and raised in South Africa. Currently in University and it’s not going as well as I’d hoped but I’ll push through. I generally like to read, watch football(been supporting Arsenal nearly my whole life) and listen to music. Extra emphasis on the music tidbit. I don’t really know what I want to be or what I want to accomplish in the future but I do want some measure of success.

What Inspires You Every day? : Well I mainly don’t want to let all the work my mother’s put into my life go to waste and making her proud is one of the best feelings ever. Also my own pride keeps me going. I like to have a set of standards that I strive to achieve every day.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: Master Oogway’s words from the first Kung Fu Panda film. He hit a masterpiece of a quote. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present”. It’s cause of this quote I try not worry and regret things that happened/didn’t happen in my past and also I don’t worry too much about the future as it’s impossible for me to accurately guess how things will go but today? Today is where I try and live in honest happiness.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : Nothing special really. I just want to live a life I won’t regret. Whether it be events I wish I did or wish I didn’t do I just don’t want any regrets

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : Well I’ve spent the majority of this pandemic in good company so it hasn’t hit me as hard as others. Sure reading about news both worldwide and locally is somewhat distressing along with all the civil issues with the BLM movement and GBV back home but outside of those I haven’t had many issues. School’s been different I can’t lie and I’ve even started doing worse but it is what it is

What is a message you would like to give others? : Live by that Master Oogway quote. It’s extremely freeing.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: My life isn’t anything remarkably special or tragic. I just try to enjoy it and avoid any regrets. I’m content with it and can’t complain and whatever struggles others are going through they can get through it even better than they were before. I believe in them.

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