Bongani Sibeko

Founder, Personal Wealth Inc
Johannesburg, South Africa

About Bongani

Bio

This is Bongani Sibeko, a passionate student of life, I strive to live life in absolute awareness without any prejudice.

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Writing and Speaking- about personal leadership, human capital,

An idea worth spreading

The greatest idea has always been that of truly following what's on your heart than what is imposed on you. Once we all follow what we inherently like, this world will change for the better, there will be no more competing against each other but complementing one another will be the order of the day. Giving our passion life is what will change the standard of our life for the better.

I'm passionate about

Seeing the human capital (wealth) being truly realized and truly witnessing individuals transforming their lives and that of others through manifesting their passion and dreams.

Talk to me about

Advancing the standard of living in our world, talk to me about what brings you to life, what ignites the fire in your belly. After all that is why we are alive, to manifest our passion.

People don't know I'm good at

Thinking

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Bongani Sibeko
Posted about 1 year ago
Is Knowledge a Curse?
I understand your view point. In humanity I have faith indeed. Obviously in such a diverse community that we live in, there cannot be one path of knowledge, surely that would be defying our uniqueness. The key point here is whatever knowledge you are entrusted/entrust yourself with try to use it positively regardless of the path you use to acquire that knowledge. The intent I speak of here is not political at all, it's purely inspired by logic.
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Bongani Sibeko
Posted about 1 year ago
Is Knowledge a Curse?
It is a collective statement and there is we. Simply, my premise here is we are not living in isolation and when you decide to use your knowledge not to uplift us, it negatively affects us. I hope we understand each Theodor.
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Bongani Sibeko
Posted about 1 year ago
Is Knowledge a Curse?
Unfortunately we cannot judge that as it varies from individual to individual and just too subjective. I believe each individual will have to judge him/herself. Knowledge could either build or destroy you, so it is up to you to judge and decide which one one you go with.
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Bongani Sibeko
Posted about 1 year ago
Why did human beings evolve out such that it always wants something or someone to pray to?
Interesting question! I don't think as humans we evolve at all in relation to wanting someone to pray to. Unlike animals (though I believe they have their own way of connecting to their Creator) humans were created with that innate ability to remain attached to their Source (whoever you refer to as your Source). We are naturally inclined to pray to someone because we feel we are brought here for something great, for something significant and not just to add numbers to the world. We believe somehow that someone is responsible for us being here, in other words we acknowledge that we are not here on our own accords but someone (Got to me) brought us here and for a particular purpose. Now to fully know and do that purpose, we then are naturally inclined to pray in search of our purpose because once we know that we would be in charge of our circumstances and live meaningful lives in this world. Since the beginning of time (Biblically speaking because that is where I draw out my inspiration from) humans were created to remain in attached to their Creator, this was for their effectiveness in knowing themselves and living their purposes fully. Whether you believe in God or not, this thirst to satisfy something within will always be there and somehow you have to resort to something/someone whether God or some other idols as it happens in some parts in reference to the holy Scriptures to satisfy that thirst. Having a desire to pray to someone is divine and natural, we are created to pray and remain in touch with our Source for our benefit because without knowing and remaining attached to our Source we won't know ourselves which will lead to us living useless, meaningless and frustrating life. Humans in this regard of praying to someone have not and will never evolve because it is the way they are created, this is natural to us as humans. Yes the ways we try to satisfy this thirst might differ but we are looking for the same thing which is our greatness and significance.
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Bongani Sibeko
Posted about 1 year ago
Is Knowledge a Curse?
Hi Mary M.! It's a pleasure to partake in such pulsating conversations such as these! It has happened to me a couple of times in different occasions even. When I was fresh from varsity to start serving as an intern in this big organisation I was treated like I didn't know anything really, I would attend meetings with my seniors, we were two as interns and the rest (4) were seniors. We would go there just to listen really because we were new and supposedly not knowing anything there. It was very frustrating to just sit there and listen to them contributing and we would just be given orders after that with no choice really, but when time went by we raised our concerns of being undermined and they started giving us some job even though it was just simple things but we took things from there and they slowly trusted us with something more meaningful and we began contributing to meetings as well. But it was frustrating, you have to persevere and find a way to let them know how you feel so they could fix things.
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Bongani Sibeko
Posted about 1 year ago
Is Knowledge a Curse?
Simply, those who abuse/misuse what they know. Everybody has some knowledge of some sort and when we misuse that privilege of knowing something, we abuse the primal intent intended for that knowledge which is to improve and uplift ourselves. Everybody is a guardian of knowledge, as long as you have capabilities of knowing something then you are a guardian of knowledge. Obviously we have knowledge of various subjects or different things and as such it is important that even here Theodor you fully share what you know to your best ability so to teach and uplift us somehow because what you know we might not necessarily be privileged to know. We are one big community here to teach and learn from each other hence I said everyone is a guardian of some level of knowledge.
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Bongani Sibeko
Posted about 1 year ago
Is Knowledge a Curse?
When knowledge falls onto the wrong hands/person then we are in trouble. Knowledge in and of itself was meant to be a blessing and not a curse. The main purpose of one possessing some knowledge is to try and use that knowledge to elevate others to his/her level. A teacher should by all means aim to empty him/herself as much as possible of all the knowledge he/she has acquired for the benefit of the students because a great teacher would be judged by how much he/she contributes to the actual education of the students. Anyone who is genuinely passionate about what he knows tries by all means to share it with others in order to bring them to his level of knowledge. This is how great leaders have transformed the world; they passionately dedicate themselves fully to sharing their ideas with an intention of transforming others to be just like them if not more. This I believe is the way to go!
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Bongani Sibeko
Posted about 1 year ago
Perfection is not abstract
Perfection is a "funny" thing because the more you aim for it the more elusive it seems. For instance, let's say you aim at doing your absolute best at something and you perfect it according to your standard but as soon as you have accomplished that it ceases to be a perfection and something else appears ahead that you have to aim for the very same perfection again. So perfection really is elusive and the reason why you aim for perfection is just for improvement purposes on your part not because you're really going to hit the target of perfection. Yes you can try to hit at your level best but you would realize that your best at that time was just the best at that level and not your overall best, so that tells you yes you can still do far more than that took you to achieve that "perfection,' so in that regard perfection really is what drives you to be your best every time you do something. In and of itself perfection is not a target that you can aim for and hit, it is the highest standard that you as an individual can get at that time, it doesn't mean that is THE final ultimate standard because there are those who can surpass your best standard. Perfection stretches your all abilities to be who you can be in the best way you possibly can. In this regard it is more of an illusion really because it keeps asking for more of you, as soon as you accomplish something, something more enticing is already ahead calling you and you aim at that again with the same agility and intent only to find once you accomplish that, another thing will come up again. So you can just see that perfection just stretches you on and on. We have all heard and perhaps believed in the "myth" that says: "practice makes perfect." Well it appears that is not true at all...practice according to the above analogy of perfection only makes improvement. Practicing something will make you better at it but not be perfect at it because there is always room for improvement for anyone and everyone. Nice chat
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Bongani Sibeko
Posted about 1 year ago
'It is no sign of health to be well adjusted to a sick society' How can we make a healthy society?
The makings of any healthy society is indeed within us, going up and down, we carry all the ingredients of making the great society that we can all be proud of. Within each of us is the unique gifts and special abilities that should they be given a chance at life, our lives would dramatically improve for the better. I have this powerful quote: "within you is the change you want to see, manifest it." via www.personalwealthinc.com