Every relationship you form in life should be based on respect. Whether it’s a friendship, relationship or business partnership, you can’t form a bond with someone if you don’t have and show respect for them. As Lauryn Hill says “respect is just the minimum”, if you don’t have respect you’ve got nothing.

That being said, in order to get respect you need to earn it. If you don’t respect others, don’t expect them to respect you. One of the biggest problems in the world today is that people have no respect for anything or anyone – this is why it’s so easy for humans to commit such monstrous crimes against the rest of humanity.

As Theodore Parker; an American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church, once said “Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.” because respect starts within and only once you respect yourself are you able to respect everyone and everything else around you.


Life is a funny thing.

I spent the build up to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival sulking (and trying in vain to hustle some tickets). I was heart-broken when I realised that LAURYN HILL would be performing and I had no tickets.

Fast forward past the thousands of Facebook statuses about her performance at the concert and about how amazing it was to see her live (I was soooo jealous as I read each one) and before I knew it, it was all over. And I had to accept that I had missed my chance to see her.


To cut a long story short, I took a quick ‘Mcdonald’s break’ from Cold Turkey last night and when I got back a friend of mine said Lauryn Hill was there. Haha yeah right?! Yep, so right!

There she was smiling and talking to all her fans, she posed with everyone who wanted a picture.

I GOT TO MEET LAURYN HILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was so down-to-earth and beautiful, it made me love her even more.

See, I might not have gotten tickets to see her perform, but I got to meet her! My life has been made.

COPYRIGHT ©2012 All Rights Reserved MADS NØRGAARD

COPYRIGHT ©2012 All Rights Reserved MADS NØRGAARD

COPYRIGHT ©2012 All Rights Reserved MADS NØRGAARD

COPYRIGHT ©2012 All Rights Reserved MADS NØRGAARD

COPYRIGHT ©2012 All Rights Reserved MADS NØRGAARD

For more pictures of Lauryn Hill at Cold Turkey go to: Yo Turkey!

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