Friday, November 24, 2006

Random Thoughts

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I just realized nowadays how we as a country lack the self confidence and the gritty grit determination to build our own ventures. We tend to go with the flow and settled to be a "mere" employee. With hard work, we climb the ladder, one rung after another. The prospect of receiving a Social Security benefits or a Government backed-up Insurance is enough to get us by and last a grueling 40 years sitting in an office cubicle. That's when during the last decade of our productive years, we visualize Emerson's observation of “Living a life of quiet desperation." Our strengths waned but our desires still soar ...but it's too late.

China proves true with their entreprenual capability. The sleeping giant finally awakes with a roar while we became a perennial Chihuahua.


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Money is indeed relative to those who are using it; either you use your money as a tool or money uses you. An analyst pointed out that if the Nation will give each citizen a million dollar as a gift, one year after, he predicts that the rich will be richer two folds and the poor will still be poorer. The rich people will know how to use their money by investing that million dollar grant to propagate their wealth but the poorer sector will think exponentially on how they are going to spend that million bucks to satisfy their wants.




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I have to say that I am proud of what Manny Pacquiao did to uplift or boost our confidence as a nation but I think that the only person who is 150 million richer is him. The last time I checked, many are still hungry and jobless. Stop all the crapiness of him being lifted to a Hero status. Hero, from what I have known are martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the betterment of others and gained nothing in return. If a boxing gloves or a billiard sticks is all we need to be heroes, then by golly, social workers who worked in a leprosarium or asylums are the most pitied of all creatures.

Oh well, the art of politics will always use celebrities to entice the mass of believing that the status quo is all there is.

...just thinking aloud.

11 Comments:

Blogger pauL said...

--> sabi nga ng prof ko at first ok lang maging employee but dont stay on that level... there should be a progress...

--> the first thought when you give a million $ to a rich person is how he will be able to multiply it... even the bible illustrates about that topic...

--> sana filipinos would not just stare how manny multiplies his money.. fine! manny is a hero... so...? ano na after that? back to their daily routine?.. *sigh

1:48 PM  
Anonymous ferdz said...

Wah! Tungkol ke manny Pac-man pala ang post na to.

Pero totoo yan, even if you give a person a million, without the proper Financial Inteligence, that million will disappear overnight. Ang kelangan ng tao financial literacy muna and money will come and be best managed.

2:50 PM  
Blogger tin-tin said...

just thinking aloud tlga. hehehe. i really love your random thoughts. kse napapansin mo tlga lahat :)

5:34 PM  
Anonymous snglguy said...

And did you see Money, I mean... Manny Pacquiao's new Porsche Cayenne SUV? That's what a hundred million can buy you. ARAY KO!

Have a great weekend, dude. :-)

8:37 PM  
Blogger vic said...

Well, if you give every one a million pesos that won't go far enough, but invested wisely even deposited in the bank and have someone invest it for the benefits of all, will do a lot of good, but I believe it's the priorities of each individual that defeats this purpose. Well, I'd rather be a poor man in here than a middle class with uncertainties in my own birth country, sad but it's reality...

9:46 PM  
Blogger susa said...

nice thoughts. just like random acts of kindness, random thoughts are a reflection of how you use your faculties/resources.

life's a mixture of a lot of things in this world--sometimes too serious, sometimes outrageuos or funny but there are times when it's just plain ironic and either we act on things or just live with it.

keep the thoughts coming, it only proves you're using your cognition.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous dennis said...

Cool post Jef. The post made me sad. I don't know why. Perhaps because I still don't know if I am going to enjoy the fruits of my hardwork when I get old. Sana when I retire, di pa ako uugod-ugod na...huhuhuhu

11:31 AM  
Blogger Ymir said...

yo may find reading "rich dad, poor dad" interesting. ^_-

re: manny. i am acknowledging that manny's feat is a pride for the philippines. but unless i see a national movement that will lead to improvement, such feat remains an icing on a cake.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Estupidormitorian Neil said...

We're discussing about development communication. Development is improvement beyond one's standard of living. I guess people don't know that, or probably they think not moving on is beyond their standard of living.

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I'm gonna make ipon. That is if I can.

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I share the same cry about Manny. Every member of the Philippine Intelligentsia thinks the same.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous carey said...

when u talk of entrepreneurship to most people, they'd immediately back off and would really think it's a big risk and that it needs a lot of capital... but they don't realize it's the way to financial freedom... look at some successful businessmen who started out with nothing but just their dreams and a lot of guts and creativity.

money is relative. the more money you'll have, the more 'relatives' you'll have... hehehe corny. :)

2:46 AM  
Anonymous gbert said...

meron pa ring traces ng colonialization sa mga dugo natin siguro why filipinos lack the urge to be a boss... why chinese are able to succeed in their businesses here in the country because they help each other... they won't buy any raw mats from any other races kahit sa filipinos... siguro kung wala na talaga that's the time they'd by from anyone else...

11:29 AM  

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