Ironic, isn't it?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I've talked to a friend of different nationality a few minutes ago. Their economy is one of the most powerful in the world today. He confessed that he and majority of his people are lonely. In fact, their country ranked top among the most number of people who committed suicide.

I live in a third world country. Most of our people are poor. Jobs are in recession. Workers are underpaid. It is hardly a comfortable life for maybe almost 60% of the people. Yet I can say, we are generally happy and contented. Not that people are happy and contented with being poor. It is the attitude that life will be better in the future, so why wallow in self pity... It is having fun even in whatever situation you are in. Laughter makes problems seem lighter than they really are.

Isn't it ironic?


I believe the best things in life are free. Relationship. It is the single most important thing in life. A family, a friend, a lover or even a pet can make a lot of difference in one's existence.

Relationship with God is essential. It gives you hope. Life is uncertain but if you have a God, there is an anchor that keeps you even when strong bleak winds start to blow you away.

People invest more of their time in work, or establishing their career or businesses. They have worked on their financial stability all their life, only to end up in nursing homes when they are old because their children never cared about them.

Isn't it ironic?


If parents have nurtured their children well enough, somehow, love has a way of getting back to you again when you give it away. It always bounces back. Children take care of the parents who have nourished and nurtured them well, and invested their time in building good relationship with them.

Though, I must say also, that there are also people who are really apathetic and have the "I don't care about you" attitude, who always say "mind your own business" even with the parents who have lovingly brought them up. It seems to be a growing concern in our modern society.

Life is a wheel. We reap what we sow. The golden rules apply. Don't do unto others what you don't what others will do to you.


Materialism has lured the world of what it has to offer. The desire of wanting to get and acquire more never ends. There is no contentment. Unless you get contented, you will never be truly happy.

Individualism. People want to have privacy, to do things alone. It is good. But there is time to be alone, and a time to meet together and do things with other people.


Just opinions eh...

1 comment(s):

RJ said...

I agree, the best things in life are free!

I have my post about this:

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