<$BlogRSDUrl$>
Di Bawoh Rang Ikang Kering
Random Ramblings of A Retired Retainer

MERDEKA MUSINGS

Wednesday, September 01, 2004
I found this yesterday in a NOKIA ad in The Star:

Our skyscrapers are getting taller
but tempers are growing shorter

We are acquiring more knowledge
but practising less courtesy

We are slotting in more meetings
but finding less time for the family

We are making more profits
but sharing less jokes

We are always talking
But hardly listening

Comments anyone?
| 12:20 AM :: ::
7 CommentsOldStyle:
  • Very perceptive of Nokia that... And yes, I think Malaysians are getting increasingly caught up in the material world that the other chunks of it are getting forgotten. Then again... I also think it's a just a phase we're going through as a nation. We're still a bit 'jakun' about our new found wealth and more than a little bit paranoid that it'll go away as fast as it came... so our grip on it all is a still quite vice-like (no pun intended). Give us a few more years to get comfortable with our money and soon enough people will ease-up, relax and concentrate on the important things again.

    By Blogger DaisyBoo Blacksheep, at 6:59 AM  
  • Welcome home from the hot springs. Nice to have you back.

    By Blogger Bustaman, at 9:37 AM  
  • I think it is a process of growing pains;-)

    The Reader

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:40 AM  
  • unfortunatey, Nokia is not very original.
    This was taken from something George Carlin (the comedian) wrote.

    By Blogger elisataufik, at 11:40 AM  
  • Cali Elisa

    We are globaly caught up in the material world, not nearly as small a problem as it being just a Malaysian consern, easing up is a definate plus ;-) who knows what treasures we can find in each other if invest quality time here and there with the ones we love...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:48 PM  
  • the piece is too relistic and cant just be ignored....that's the price we have to pay ....defining success with what money can buy.....the comfort of life and leaving the family behind ...the other side of the article reminds us one thing......never to yield on material things.....at the end of the day..... love of family is what makes us happy...whether during our ups and downs in life to share our being ..our laughters ...joy ......our frustrations or anything that makes up the real person in us ...the best way to put accross the message is to ask a question: what good will it bring the money we gain if there is no one to share with .....

    By Blogger martin, at 12:23 AM  
  • the piece is too relistic and cant just be ignored....that's the price we have to pay ....defining success with what money can buy.....the comfort of life and leaving the family behind ...the other side of the article reminds us one thing......never to yield on material things.....at the end of the day..... love of family is what makes us happy...whether during our ups and downs in life to share our being ..our laughters ...joy ......our frustrations or anything that makes up the real person in us ...the best way to put accross the message is to ask a question: what good will it bring the money we gain if there is no one to share with .....

    By Blogger martin, at 12:24 AM  
Post a Comment
<< Home

© Bustaman :: permalink