Chantal Taljaard

Howick, South Africa

About Chantal

Bio

Realistic dreamer with compassion and understanding . There is always many sides to a story , you need to choose what you are most comfortable with in your being but try and never loose sight of the other dimensions / sides or opinions. But make up your mind even if you change it later. Change is good and ignoring the existence of multi-dimensional feelings or thoughts will only hold you back but be organised in your mind in order to debate, even with yourself and not judge.

Languages

Afrikaans, English

Areas of Expertise

pharmaceutical, Communication - both verbal and nonverbal, Sales and Business Development, Herbal Heath Care, asking questions

An idea worth spreading

Look to see... Listen to hear ... and Live to experience.

I'm passionate about

People, animals, nature, health, dreaming, being realistic, architecture, helping, photography, thinking, asking questions, listening, observing, music, Being a Live !

Talk to me about

Anything,,I do live and work in a world where I see many suffering but also many succeed. I prefer positive input that can help solve problems and don't have time for negativity but I am realistic.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Posted 9 months ago
What's your opinion on Unconditional Basic Income? (This is not Communism)
i do agree. In South Africa ( and I love my country to the point of no return ) but we have too many 16 to 20 year old girls falling pregnant and just going with the flow because of government grants. ( similar to UBI ). if you had to draw an comparison in Economic Value ( thus money ) between UBI and Minimal Wages in the, USA , UK and Europe... how much off a difference? Between the income UBI and Minimal wages earning capacity ?
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Posted 9 months ago
What makes "education" TED's most popular topic?
the question is, how to think or what to think..ooh and when to think ( according too many ).... Every human life form has a capacity to think, feel, experience and know in / on /at it's own time. When, where, why and how is up-to the individual. But the Question - what makes education ( TED's most popular topic ) We are creatures of an inquisitive, thought provoking nature. And education from the baby that has been taught (educated ) to walk, talk, think to the Master in Neurology has one common ground. Education either by school, life, love, nature, being or even pain. As earlier mentioned education has many layers and what we each see, might just be a mirror of another in another state of mind . Now, that's another topic- " what I see and feel, when another at the same place and time has a completely different experience ? "
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Posted 9 months ago
What is your most favourite place in the world? If its your country, why should people visit?
Your name means " makes me happy / happiness of being " in short. I have not travelled extensively but a few of my fav places in and around SA: Lesotho - the Basotho people are soo peaceful and friendly, not just in Maseru but for me in the mountains. the small almost forgotten villages that makes you feel like you have travelled back in time. YES it is the “mountain country" but if you know the history of this small piece of land and the important role they played in securing our South African democracy but at the same time upholding their culture, dignity and love for freedom, you experience the Maluti Mountains and her people cast a spell over you. Namibia -Sand Dunes - When you are standing on a massive sand dune in Namibia and there is nothing but sand dunes,,you get a glimpse of what it might feel like to be - it all and at the same time be nothing. Durban CBD and Beach front - The Ocean, no matter where in the world you find yourself, has a hypnotic effect on the soul. Combine that with hundreds of thousand of living, breathing people - not affluent but, living, laughing, some suffering others content or at times purely expressing themselves through what they know and rich controversial architecture ( buildings of such different times all combined into one small CBD area.) - Durban CBD is definitely not for flashy city slicker, sissy's - but it has so many layers it makes you want to weep and laugh at the same time. The Drakensberg- Port Elizabeth - Maitland Beach - , the Free State when the farmers are preparing for the planting season and you can smell the aroma of freshly ripped soil , ready for the seeds to be dropped into the earth and grow- Knysna's forests with threes hundreds of years old - the bushveld when sunset casts shadows and the thorn-threes start talking in the night.-Johannesburg the most diverse cultural city flowing with energy-Cape Town where you just what to say Namaste to everyone you see. First see your own world and then...
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Posted 9 months ago
Are we too harsh on our politicians or leaders?
Currently our politicians and leaders still posses too much power and therefore it is critical for the subjected ( @ Fred ) to question their decisions, but with a open mind. And yes , we might be "nearing a time when leadership of the masses might not be required" ( @ John ) but how long will it take for that time to arrive. I am a South Africa and We have had many leaders and still do whom need to be judged harshly and the history of my country has taught us , it is only when the subjected find a leader that by nature they do not have to question to harshly, then only can we see and experience true change. Nelson Mandela said " None of us is born courageous, it is all in how we react to different situations " Although Politicians are or should be the voice of the masses they are only human and when an Man or Woman eventually posses the power that comes with being a leader they often forget the true inspiration or cause that brought them into power. this is where the masses / subjected's, role come in.... to be harsh upon those they hopefully elected .... for if we just start accepting those that govern our worlds and countries, without question, we might just as-well open a beehive with no idea how to stand fast, calm and be in control. But somewhere deep inside, we all hope for a day that the primitive instinct, will only be a memory and words like inequality and hierarchy will only be known as ancient nightmares. But until then we need to be harsh, question , at times agree or disagree but most off all empower ourselves and others, if only for our own sanity.
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Posted 9 months ago
What makes "education" TED's most popular topic?
Education is one of the most popular topics worldwide. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela. South Africa is a current, good example on how lack of education can have a detrimental effect on people and their day to day existence. Mandela whom was well educated in the common term of the word talks about experiencing different forms of education ( learning at the same time ) while in prison for 27 years and then becomes a role model , educator and a changing force that inspires a great change in a his country. The need to educate, learn, communicate and experience is part of the human DNA. The advantage of education also allows the individual to accept or reject the “teaching” and allows them to form their own thought or idea. Without education we would live in Aldous Huxley’s – Brave New World and this would be the most boring life. Therefore education and it’s different dimensions will probably always be one of the hot topics