Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Do you want Rm12 Million?

We worked and slog hard for only one thing. One thing that starts with the letter M, money. What is the attraction about this piece of paper or coins? What causes us to do what we do to get it? Sometimes it even causes us sleepless nights thinking about ways to increase it.

Figures in the bank are just 0123456789, nothing more but it has the attraction and the power to make us do things that contradict our principle and beliefs. If we are talking about living, most of us have enough to buy ourselves a decent meal but we wants more. We want meal with shark fin, abalone, crabs, and prawns. There are tines the food on the table is more than twice enough.

There is this joke; this incidence happens in a resort that is situated near a fishing village. It’s about a friend asking this up and coming executive on what drives him to push forward, to perform day in and day out and sometimes sacrificing family time. He and this person was sitting beside the jetty, there are a lot of fisherman returning from their daily trips bringing their catch. Their families were there to welcome them back.

He said he dreams of a life whereby he would sit down daily and enjoy the sea side, to feel the breeze blowing to his face, pushing his hair back. As they spoke, the sea breeze carries the warm air from the sea splashing onto their face. The executive adds “Like now”. He continues his story; he said he would like to wake up to the sunshine, to go out to the sea to catch some fish when he feels hungry. He would then play with his children and enjoy hearing them laughing until the sunset. His friend thinks for a while and look at the distance and he saw the fisherman playing around with his children. He thinks about what the executive has said and comparing it with what the fisherman is doing now and daily. He ask his friends this question “Is it like that?” pointing towards the fisherman that was laughing together with their families. The executive was speechless….

For those poor people like me, now you could have the chance. Go out and visit the nearest Toto booth and tell the cashier “one lucky pick for 49”. Now the Jackpot price has reached Rm12 million. It’s either you or me……. Dream on….




11 comments:

leecs said...

i read about a similar story like yours. where one successful business man giving advice to a fisherman what to do to enjoy the life that he picture for him. however the business man were speechless when the fisherman told him that the end result still the same and business man were speechless.

BUT come to think of it, when reaching the businessman stage, is MONEY WORKING FOR HIM, the money autoamtically generating enough money for him to enjoy life.

BUT if the fisherman stop catching fish one day, he will not able to sustain the life that he want, the fisherman still WORKING FOR MONEY...so it is different...

agreed? can buy toto online ah? ai....

aGent X said...

if u strike, don't forget me....good luck!

ah-ping said...

interesting thoughts. when i was younger, it was so easy to look at money like it's just some number but now that i'm older and i have to pay bills, i do find myself being greedier.

jettykey said...

Personally, I don't try for Toto or any lottery, altho I also dream of retiring early, by the sea.

Good luck anyway.

SooHK said...

LeeCS, its a matter of choice...its an interesting topic..that can be discuss for some time..there are always 2 sides of a coin...I have post a new post called Choices..

This week I will be going to Thailand...have asked my sis to buy for me hahaha...If hit will not forget your guys...hahaha just saw the paper its Rm13 million already..

Agent X, anna thanks....its just a dream and a hope, me and some friends like LeeCS has been buying for some time..hahaha

SooHK said...

Ah Ping, yeap numbers that makes our world goes round..

beAr said...

this incidence happens in a resort that is situated near a fishing village. It’s about a friend asking this up and coming executive on what drives him to push forward, to perform day in and day out and sometimes sacrificing family time. He and this person was sitting beside the jetty, there are a lot of fisherm(e)n returning from their daily trips bringing their catch. Their families were there to welcome them back.

He said he dreams of a life whereby he would sit down daily and enjoy the sea side, to feel the breeze blowing to his face, pushing his hair back. As they spoke, the sea breeze carries the warm air from the sea splashing onto their face. The executive adds “Like now”. He continues his story; he said he would like to wake up to the sunshine, to go out to the sea to catch some fish when he feels hungry. He would then play with his children and enjoy hearing them laughing until the sunset. His friend thinks for a while and look at the distance and he saw the fisherm(e)n playing around with his children. He thinks about what the executive has said and comparing it with what the fisherman is doing now and daily. He ask his friends this question “Is it like that?” pointing towards the fisherm(e)n that was laughing together with their families."


"Hardly", replied the executive. "They see the world through rose-coloured glasses, and assume that the breeze will always be warm, the sun will always shine, and the sea will always be full of fish. They believe that their kids, their wives and themselves will not be stricken by disease, or accidents, or any other forms of danger. They are so content with living in the moment that they forget that fate oftentimes deal mortals with cruel hands. With no backup plans and reserves, what will become of them and their carefree livestyles?"

SooHK said...

Bear, Yeap you are right to a certain extent. I think everything should be in a balance......

SooHK said...

The executive went back the next day and he passes away suddenly with a heart attack, without spending much time with his family. The family that he has works so hard for...He sees so far ahead that he forgot about the things that is near.

The fisherman wife was struck with a sickness that needs a lot of money.....he does not have any..and in the end his wife passes away..

Both of this contradicts each other...or is it...this is really an interesting topic especially now that I am reading a book on Dhamma

Monica said...

I play lotto all the time, IM TRYING TO WIN

SooHK said...

Monica, someone won that round... at RM15 Million, too bad is not me... sigh..

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