Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Jobless man blows $390,000 TOTO win in six months
Easy come, easy go.
I'm a firm believer in the process of equivalent trade. In order to gain something, you must sacrifice something of equal value.
The reason the guy was able to spend money so carelessly is because the money wasn't hard earned. I seriously doubt anyone who made their wealth through sheer hard work would spend money like that. Just look around at all the wealthy, and hardworking people for confirmation.
So for the jobless guy in the story who has given nothing in return, he would in the end, receive nothing in return.
Here's another interesting story told to me by Hup:
It would seemed that no one has learned anything from Mas Selamat's escape.
My reply is this,"No one will learn anything until someone is dead."
For every action, there's a reaction. If there's no reaction, it just means that the time isn't rip yet.
There wasn't any reaction or any that I think was appropriate when Mas Selamat escape. I don't think there's going to be any in this case either, other than firing people from their jobs.
So, yes, no one will learn anything until someone's dead.
On a side note, SAF suspended 3 days of physical training because 2 guys died during training within a week. They lost 2 guys, but learned a lesson in return. It should be the other way round but of course it didn't play out this way.
The principle of equivalent trade actually has its origin from an anime I watched called Fullmetal Alchemist. To me, it's more a natural law of equilibrium, that can be applied countless ways in life.