Name: Anathi Mlabateki

Social Media Handle/Username: @footyintro

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Greetings to everyone lol, this feels so formal, but anyway my name is Anathi and I am the creator and host of a podcast called Football Introspection. I am a 22 year old South African citizen, who has been studying Accounting but my first love is undoubtedly sports. I play rugby at a local club but have a dream of going into coaching a football team within the next 15 years or so after I’ve stopped playing rugby.

What Inspires You Every day? : This is actually a tough question, because Covid has messed everything up. However, I try snd find inspiration from within by spending time with myself in situations that i personally enjoy. This may be a different answer because I don’t necessarily get inspired by other people and that’s just because I believe we experience everything different and have different thought processes, but I do learn from others though.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: You live and you learn. Almost doesn’t count. You give what you get. I think these are the words that I live by but I also have local phrases like “yoh ha.a” “wild/hektik” & “re tla reng?”. So these phrases are just some reactionary phrases that I say when something takes me by surprise.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : To be happy. I’ve lived quite an extended period of my life without really feeling anything, so the most simple and best answer I can give is that I want to happy.

What are your thoughts on people who seek attention on social media, and what message would you like to give them? : I find that very weird, but then again there is a reason as to why they are looking for attention from strangers. So what I would say is that they should look to go to therapy or something similar that could help identify why they seeking that attention and can then learn healthy ways of dealing with their problems.

What are your thoughts about people’s behavior from experience, and how would you help them.? : Everything is a reaction of everything, but it’s not an excuse of being a terrible person. My best advice is to find something that brings you happiness and don’t let go, because pure joy can’t be substituted for anything, but it can definitely be enhanced by having money.

What qualities, traits or lifestyle you live makes you different from others in the world? : I think I’m very different and by this I mean that I have not met anyone that is similar to me in terms of characteristics. Like I obviously share interests with people but never to that point where we can have a huge bond from our shared interests. I am a very open minded and curious person, so I’m always trying to get an understanding of why someone may have said/done something. And I’m also not judgemental, I guess it’s because some of my beliefs are not common beliefs so I have questioned the normal belief and chose otherwise and I accept everyone with different beliefs as well.

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: Main thing is that I have a podcast based on Football (Soccer) and its called Football Introspection, I just talk about everything related to soccer and that you should check it out, you can find the link on my twitter bio. Oh, I also have an amazing girlfriend, lol I know it adds no value but whoever reads this will know that my girlfriend is amazing.

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