Dominate this week in 3 easy steps.

//Dominate this week in 3 easy steps.

Dominate this week in 3 easy steps.

May this be a week where we seek to listen more, be slower in reply and hungry for increased knowledge over being right.

LISTEN MORE

Listen quote

BE SLOW TO REPLY

Slow to reply quote

INCREASED KNOWLEDGE OVER BEING RIGHT

wisdom quote

Let’s see what this week might look like as we put those three into practice…

Have a great one

love brett fish

By | 2017-05-15T09:29:08+00:00 May 15th, 2017|inspire-ations|13 Comments

About the Author:

Brett Fish is a lover of life, God, tbV [the beautiful Valerie] and owns the world's most famous stuffed dolphin, No_bob (who doesn't bob). He believes that we are all responsible for making the world a significantly better place for everyone.

13 Comments

  1. Frans May 16, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Hi, I was wondering where your piece was about the water crisis. I saw it on FB, a link to it but no go. The water will run out by June and a prophet in Cape Town said it will correspond with June 16th where SA goes into a civil war. What is your view on this as a pastor? I have a 3 2000litre tanks (total 6000litres) filled up with rainwater. But when the proverbial S hits the F, some are saying the government can come take it at will. Do you know if this is correct? I need the water for my family and wont be parting ways with these tanks. F the government as they did not plan for this. All I see is a war or people being bussed back out to Transkei where there is water. “My water is yours and your water is mine”, is a nice phrase if you don’t have water… So i encourage all to get tanks and stop boozing it up or partying. The locusts vs ants story applies.

    • brettfish May 16, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

      Hi Frans, i’m not sure which piece you are referring to – i think i’ve written some stuff encouraging people to be wiser with their water usage but maybe just statuses and stuff – don’t think i’ve said anything about if/when it runs out cos that just seems so surreal and hard to contemplate but ja does seem like it could be likely and does feel like the powers that be could have done more to ensure that it was preserved better… felt quite casual most of the time…

      In terms of response, well i hope we can all try and be image-of-God-bearing creatures with one another and that it won’t have to descend into some kind of post apocalyptic nightmare of violence and greed… but ja, everyone needs to be doing their part and my frustration is especially with the wealthy who seem to think that having money means they can buy all the water they want and not make the changes so many others are making – i can’t imagine a lot of wealthy people showering over a bucket, but ja…

  2. Connie May 16, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

    I have two large 10 000 litre tanks which I had installed in February already. I have filled both tanks up with the hose just to be sure I have a buffer in case it runs out. Look at the Argus today, it says we’re in deep trouble now. It might actually run out! I will help a few people out if it does, but I think I’ll have to do the calculations to make sure I have for myself and family. If it does run out totally then who knows, but I think survival mode will kick in.

    I don’t shower over a bucket as its only like R5 saving per month vs carrying buckets all day. I think the realities of the mass settlement in Cape Town will hit now and perhaps future population influx needs to be monitored more closely. As much as we are allowed freedom of movement, it doesn’t make sense if 20 million migrate to an area with not much water.

  3. David May 16, 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

    The link from water shedding group is not right? But I was saying that people actually need to look at how much water they are using by eating meat. They say that to raise a cow (grass, feed, water) takes up about a million litres of water. So that one burger uses like 800 litres or something if you do the maths. I am a vegan, so I think my water footprint is much lower than a meat eater. So why do meat eaters insist it is their right? It uses huge amounts of potable water (borehole water for irrigation can be filterd for human usage).

    • brettfish May 16, 2017 at 11:07 am - Reply

      You make some good points David. Val and i have moved to one week meat one week off to at least halve our meat use in that regard but i imagine it would need a whole lot of people to make decisions like that before it visibly made a difference… but that’s why we continue to encourage more people to think more about what they consume… Thanks for stopping by…

      • Connie May 16, 2017 at 11:11 am - Reply

        40 percent of our water is used for the meat industry. So its a lot!

  4. Connie May 16, 2017 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I agree on the meat part. What people don’t understand is that when water runs out… it runs out! No more meat. I doubt they will be raising cows, watering grass and all the water wasted there if the dams are empty. Boreholes on farms will have to be used to water the people! So its not really a choice, its a necessity to go off meat totally in a drought. What do you think?

    • brettfish May 16, 2017 at 11:13 am - Reply

      i do wish people would take it more seriously but i think for so many people it is only going to be when they turn on a tap and nothing comes out that they will really realise there is a problem… and all the awareness stuff that’s been happening the last few months which i think is amazing feels like it might have come a few months too late… it’s a scary one…

      • Connie May 16, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

        It is, and at 62 years of age, I’ve never seen such a drought in Cape Town! They implemented LEVEL 4 today!
        However this May weather is an indication that it wont rain! So we are in deep trouble. The poor in squatter camps will suffer the most, but the city will keep them connected to prevent riots. The other areas will have a trickle then nothing from their taps. We’ll all have to buy water. Do you think people with pools will be forced to give water to others? Is that legal?

        • brettfish May 16, 2017 at 11:29 am - Reply

          Sheesh, i have no idea. I just hope we hear some clear leadership from the top cos it’s seemed way too quiet and casual and i don’t know what’s been happening behind the scenes to make a difference…

          • Pete May 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

            Hey guys, its all true, the water level estimate is at 3 weeks! The city had estimated until July, but the weather lately is like summer and the dams are now being dredged to get that last 10 percent! We’re in deep (Excuse the pun) trouble. Water is evaporating everyday, so what people are encouraged to do is buy 100 litre containers, and to fill up with as much tap water as possible as it will otherwise just evaporate in the near-empty dams. Better to store it enclosed in a container that out in the open to evaporate.

  5. Johan May 16, 2017 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Zandvliet sewage facility is already processing sewage and it is now being pumped back into the supply. It is okay to shower with, but I suggest you boil any drinking water first to avoid upset stomachs.

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