Daniel Interview 

My name is Daniel and I hail from one of the most beautiful countries on Earth, South Africa. I have spent the last two years in China, learning how to read, write and speak Mandarin. For the next two years I will continue to live in China as I complete my MBA. I have a passion for football and a deep love for good food, I also believe that traveling is by far the best way to learn about our beautiful planet and all the incredible creatures within it.

What inspires you everyday

I would say that each day brings a new source of inspiration, whether it be witnessing a small act of kindness, experiencing a moment of joy with family member or sharing a good laugh with an old friend. The biggest sources of my inspiration come from friends, family, nature and generally wanting to leave my mark on the world.

What is something you would change about people in the world

I would encourage people to be more accepting and understanding towards others, we work better together than when we are at odds. I would also encourage people to be more thankful and less complacent

What is your view on the people in the world

Mankind has achieved so much, but we are so far from reaching our full potential. If we could get over our petty differences and work together instead of fighting eachother, there is no limit to what we can achieve.

What is something you’ve struggled with in life

My childhood dream was to be a professional football player. Everything was going to plan, I was part of one of the best academies in the country and pro clubs showed interest in me. But out of nowhere the academy ran into policy problems and was forced to shut down. My teammates all joined other academies and I went on a football tour to Brazil with my school. Unfortunately when I returned it was too late to join another academy so I faded into the amateur scene.

What is a positive message you would give others

Don’t sit around and wait for things to happen, make your desires a reality. Nobody can make your dreams come true except yourself. Always remember to keep moving forward, no matter how bad things seem you can make them better if you persevere!

Last question if you could make a difference in the world how would you do it

I would empower Africa and assist in the continent’s rise. Africa has suffered for so long, it’s time we sorted ourselves out and established ourselves as an equal player on the global stage. But we need to do it ourselves and we need to stop relying on foreign aid.

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