Thursday, March 27, 2008

I don't think so...

When the dollar's value against the peso depreciates, our president would always say this is a good sign for our economy. I don't think so. HOw can we feel that when we are only in the Philippines and not using dollars to buy goods? Maybe when we go out and have our money changed into dollars so we can buy stuff there, then we can say our money is indeed getting stronger. But to ordinary pinoys like the rest of us, the devaluation of the dollar against the peso does not really improve anything. It only makes life harder for many Filipinos who only depend on family members sending them dollars every month. I am not an economist or a financial expert but it does not need much common sense to put two and two together.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Money vs. happiness

Would you rather have much money but depressed for no reason? Or one with barely enough to get by everyday but always has a smile for everybody?

I bet I know your answer. For there comes a time in a person's life when he'd wish to give up all his material possessions in favor of one thing---be it health or family.

We are living in a very complicated world that we oftentimes mistake the tree for the forest. We think that we are looking at the big picture when we have actually narrowed our vision to what we can only get by means of material possession.

Happiness is something that money can't buy. You can have the fattest bank account in the whole world but if you have your health to worry about everyday, then it'd make you wish you didn't have a single penny if only to have the best of health. Money has its own strange way of finding an outlet. Think about that.