Apr 28, 2008
Extreme variation of poverty to riches
Everything that we do has a trade off or exchange. People get what they want by trading something for it. If they work abroad they will trade off their time for family and friends. Here In our city you will notice that some huge beautiful houses are owned by a Japayuki (Filipino entertainers or workers in Japan) while some are owned by people who are working abroad or who have married a foreigner I would like to clarify when I said some, because not all Japayukis have a property worth millions. I asked several of these women why and they said that you could not get millions by your salary alone. So it would mean that it would require you to do some extra efforts to get more tips from your mostly male costumers. There are also some huge beautiful houses worth millions that are owned by well-known successful businessmen or women.
Let’s get to the most interesting part, today I just read on our local news and it upsets me that some families are homeless and every night they will sleep on the park. I often wondered why there is a vast variation of poverty to that of the well-offs. I cannot say that opportunities are only given to some people and life has a way of choosing which one to give blessings to. The air we breathe and the life we have are already blessings and a chance to alter our life. I have seen the movie “the pursuit of happiness” it is so inspiring because it narrates about the true story of a once homeless man who became rich. I have seen his courageous efforts, his firm determination and the risk he take to get what he wanted. Truly Self-confidence and our life’s decisions can get us to where we want to be. There are countless stories of people who have nothing in the beginning and who have something in the end. My grandmother’s story is one of this and I think I’m going to bore my readers by narrating her story here. So the main point of this post is we are the ones who make our life, situation can hamper us but we are the ones who can stop the journey of our life. Life can close its door on us but we can open the window and if there is no window we can always dig a hole for our way out.
Reminder to everyone:
English is my second language so bear with me if my grammar, as well as sentence and paragraph construction is faulty. I am not writing to impress but simply to express my thoughts.
The opinion written here is solely mine and I have no intention to impose it to anyone for that matter. So as the title goes this is just my perception