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Time, Money and the Tradeoff

Postby unclerexy » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 10:38 pm

Nothing to say, but here goes nothing.

Everybody has been through episodes of tightness. Not just this tightness, but that tightness, and everything tightness.

You are looking good without glasses today Sir!

Oh, I decided for a moment that I shall not see too clearly.

So des ka.

The material world is all about time, and money. The shortest time to earn the most money, this is success. And this too, is where the respect, fame, and material possessions come. Time is tangible as much as it is intangible. So is money. What says so?

Well, a billion years have passed and time was as tangible as humans existed, so was money. The Spore-ish aliens the migrated to the land from the sea used no money, and time was indifferent to them. Them, further, is an overstatement. There was no them, and I imagine that the concept of you and I and them and we did not existed until the day when somebody started wearing clothes.

It is too embarrassing to look at his pelvis! A he and a she dog wouldn't think likewise, or so I thought.

SO, YOU ARE RICH? DO YOU HAVE THE TIME THEN? The reply is often a reassured Yes. If you are a rich man, you are supposed to have the time, why else is the purpose of wealth? And yet, without trying to get too moralistic, who on earth is the OSCAR AWARD WINNING ACTOR here?

I dare shout out with a resounding Yes that, I WANT TO BE RICH! But the very statement points to a logical and karmic fallacy. "I" "want" to be "rich" points to something rather distant, to begin with, the wealth in mention here is something in the future, and I have a Tweety Bird talking into my ear that I am saying things which people do not understand, but, the richness is never achievable.

Once you get that paycheck, tomorrow you are broke. Or I guarantee you, 3 days. Into credit card bills, phone bills, insurance bills, and .. alright, 5 days.

You are rich for 5 days at most, broke for 25, which is spent on the "wanting". Still, the Ego, the big fat "I", is hungry. If the "I" do not "want" the "richness", then it wants the success, or the fame, or the pleasure. Hence, the rat race, because things run inevitably in cycles, until you break into tears, and eventually your tears dry up.

Still, this is no solution.

And so we go on and on and on again.

I ran out of words, exasperated, and a loyal puppy came to my feet, wagged its tail and suddenly everything felt alright. Good enough for another day.

Like Dory Fish, in Finding Nemo always sung... Just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimmin' swimmin'....

Wow.
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Re: Time, Money and the Tradeoff

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:37 pm

unclerexy wrote:Nothing to say, but here goes nothing.


You, at least, had that much right. :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:01 am

Ok now the tone has been set by SMS I'll repost what I deleted earlier 8-) :wink:

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:21 am

Twitter has a lot to answer for.
'When Lewis Hamilton wins a race he has to thank Vodafone whereas in my day I used to chase the crumpet. I know which era I'd rather race in.'

SIR Stirling Moss OBE

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:05 am

Isn't twitter just for kids broadcasting 'look at me!' messages?

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Postby snowqueen » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:05 pm

Or you could be confusing that with facebook

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 3:44 pm

I think it's more than that, but I don't Twit.
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'When Lewis Hamilton wins a race he has to thank Vodafone whereas in my day I used to chase the crumpet. I know which era I'd rather race in.'



SIR Stirling Moss OBE

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 6:57 pm

Whoa. I'm having whatever OP's smoking.

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Postby Addadude » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:12 pm

This place is getting stranger and stranger these days...

Bring back the guy who wanted to be a male social escort. Where did he go?
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:39 am

Busy 'partnering' some SGn cougars for tennis practice?

p.s. I am still amazed at his chutzpah at putting that question, while requesting that no one take the mickey out of him or suggest it was prostitution.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Tue, 01 Feb 2011 9:20 am

JR8 wrote:p.s. I am still amazed at his chutzpah at putting that question, while requesting that no one take the mickey out of him or suggest it was prostitution.



He did that?



The only sensible bit i got was:


Wow.

:???:
'When Lewis Hamilton wins a race he has to thank Vodafone whereas in my day I used to chase the crumpet. I know which era I'd rather race in.'



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Postby JR8 » Tue, 01 Feb 2011 4:45 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:
JR8 wrote:p.s. I am still amazed at his chutzpah at putting that question, while requesting that no one take the mickey out of him or suggest it was prostitution.


He did that?
The only sensible bit i got was:
Wow.
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Postby unclerexy » Thu, 03 Feb 2011 7:03 pm

I imagine that I was wrong, but then I am right. Education has done a lot of good for mankind but it has only led civilisation this far. How far you will ask. Well, as far as it gets people to smile in reality and subsequently hide in forums like this with 10-20 posts and wondering when will he reach the echelon of Rest in Peaces of 3108 posts.

Mike, the Riper, and his iBrew website that sells what have you got, canopies for those without a home.

Who?

Well, you, and me.

I do not get it, why is that plump lady in yellow over there running so fast towrads her 7-seater vehicle? I got it, because despite their weekend golfing, there is still this inescapable fact,, not really a fact.. it's a right, like a certain SMS I received advised me, you, are not any better OR weaker than the Bangladeshi who smokes a cigarette on Lunar New Year heading to his construction site shed.

Why? Ask the Muslim Indian girl who is texting SMSes on her mobile and walking towards me, and she will tell you the truth: I have whiter teeth than your skin. Yes, you polish your new black car every day till it shines, but while there are people with families walking to and fro in big groups of 5, there you are, walking there, or sitting there, in front of my computer, alone. Your friend is the monitor screen.

Your feelings are your saliva.

The number of posts you have reflect the number of times you experienced loneliness and aloofness in physical life, a pseudo world where you pretend to be normal but to little avail. 3108 posts, no wonder you can stand erect like a steel pillar.

There are people who cheer but feel like bollocks deep down, and some who pretend to be tired and all worn out, but they knew that if they do not do so, you cannot live another day.

So much for american products. I am loyal to my Japanese Isuzu pickup truck.

Ha!

The tall tree beside me reminds me of once upon a time when I was working at a American Green company, where the CEO drove a red ferrari in Los Angeles and I wonder if there are enough space on the highways for him to pollute the air.

Then I realised, it doesn't matter. What is "that much right"?

Can you measure rights with acres? If right are not quantifiable, just as freedom isn't, pray tell, what are you doing here?

Go home.

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Postby unclerexy » Thu, 03 Feb 2011 7:08 pm

the last time an ex-expat came to work with me.. well.. under me.. sorry.. he told me he was sad because throughout his growing years he never had a chance to play a instrument. Lying through his teeth, yet a good joke.

Nice to see humble expats. At least I need not spit at their face.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 03 Feb 2011 7:11 pm

The Fraternity Of Man - Don't Bogart Me

Don't bogart that joint, my friend
Pass it over to me.
Don't bogart that joint, my friend
Pass it over to me.

Roll another one
Just like the other one.
This one's burnt to the end
Come on and be a friend.

Don't bogart that joint, my friend
Pass it over to me.
Don't bogart that joint, my friend
Pass it over to me.

Ro-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-oll another one
Just like the other one.
You've been hanging on to it
And I sure would like a hit.

Don't bogart that joint, my friend
Pass it over to me.
Don't bogart that joint, my friend
Pass it over to me

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