- The local slang term, sbwl, recently started trending on social media as people opened up about the things they want most in life
- Although the trend started out light-hearted, it soon got more sincere and serious
- Peeps started sharing their dreams and desires that they are afraid will never become reality
Social media trends are often just a way for people who have things in common to discuss them and have some light banter.
However, sometimes social media trends can take a serious turn and reveal more sincere and earnest desires and dreams.
That's exactly what happened when the #sbwl trend started seeing people talking about the things they want most in life.
The phrase 'sbwl' is a local slang term from the Xhosa language, originating from the word "sabaweli" meaning crave, desire, yearn or want and is normally used for things that one cannot have.
While some social media users kept things light, Briefly.co.za noticed that many got real serious and it was a little heart-breaking to see people talking about things they fear they will never have.
A little while ago, another social media challenge also got the Twitter streets buzzing. Ronald Muchegwa has become a sensation in South Africa, impressing with his ability to attract gorgeous women and he sparked a movement, with people posting their answer to the #RonaldMuchengwaChallenge.
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