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On A Traffic Light

August 9, 2010 3 comments

A few days ago on my way to work I was stuck on a red light. There was a beggar asking for money car by car and as he came closer I could see that every time someone gave him a few cents he would put them away and show the empty cup again. In a matter of minutes I was making computations and wondering : how much do this people make daily if… let’s say they do a 6 hr  “shift”? Supposing traffic lights change every 2 or 3 minutes (I chose every two minutes) and on each light the beggar gets 25 cents (way too conservative amount, I’ve seen people give them a dollar) that’s $7.50 an hour! Then I supposed again that to avoid mid day sun, the beggar stands on the light from 8 a.m to 11 a.m (and they actually rise early because I also see them at 6 a.m on my way to college) leaves, and then comes back at 5 p.m until 8 p.m. That’s 6 hrs in a day at $7.50 = $45 daily. And assuming they work 5 days a week this equals $450 dollars every 2 weeks. Are you following me? I’m saying that a person standing on a light for 6 hrs makes only $120 dollars less than me! And the question is: where do they put it? Why do they still live on the streets? Take into account that they might be doing more than the conservative 6 hrs I made up and they might even do it the 7 days of the week. That’s 42 hrs a week @ $7.50 = $315 weekly or $630 every two weeks or $1,260 monthly! Without paying taxes! OK who wants to go to the streets with me?

No people, seriously I’m really curious about what this people is doing with the money. Why can’t they make their life better? I mean it’s a good amount of money considering what they do.

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Why I love being wrong?

August 5, 2010 1 comment

Yeah… I actually like being wrong even though the moment of embarrasement or repentance is hard to bear sometimes. And you know why? Because it’s the only natural and most efective way to getting better at not making mistakes. It’s a fact that we don’t learn most things by advice or by logic but from trial and error. It’s our nature. We have to experience it no matter how many times we are told the way it is.

Why do you think experience is so much more important in some jobs (or should I say most jobs) than achievements, degrees etc… They’d rather have an experienced person (who by my definition is someone who has been exposed to making misakes many times) prepared to handle any situation because real life feedback is much better than sistematic education on a subject.

So following my line of reasoning being wrong gives you the knowledge and experience necesary to achieve goals and build character. It’s like having a personal data base of answers to resolve situations and make decisions. We should take advantage of the “negativity” of being wrong and absorb the positive. There is so much that can be learned this way !!

Infinite Chances

I was having breakfast at my colleges’ cafeteria and I overheard a conversation from the person speaking on the table behind me, about chances and opportunities. I then got dragged to my inner thoughts about what a chance or an opportunity has meant to me in life.

Sometimes we think chances or an opportunity means being able to get what we lost back. Although it could happen it is often too late. Or maybe fix whatever it is that we did wrong. WRONG! A chance or an opportunity is merely a moment in space and time on which you don’t necesarilly get back what you lost but you reconciliate and accept that you lost it and you don’t fix what you did wrong (it happened you can’t erase it) but you can learn from it and avoid doing it again.

There are countless ways of having a chance or an opportunity and people think that they will be able to repeat what they failed in and do it again erasing the past. A chance never erases the past it only shapes the future by leting us do better than we did in the past. Don’t try to change anything with a chance or an opportunity since it is impossible and will be a waste of your time, instead construct a new future with the lessons learned.

Random Thoughts: I have them, you have them, let’s share them.

With this post I will try to explain my main motivation for this blog. Besides loving to write, one of the things that has pushed me into experimenting with blogging is wanting to write and share information in order to help others but also to learn from them. A thought can change a life and can change the world sometimes little by little other times with a big boom. All we need is a single thought.

We have countless thoughts every day some exist for a few seconds some live up to a minute and some can take three minutes of your time and atention. Most of them may be worthless and we just forget about them. But some are different and stay lingering for a few hours in our heads wanting to come out. Why not write about them then! These thoughts usually happen at times when we can’t stop doing what we are doing to write them down or record them for example like at work, while driving, eating, taking a shower, even sleeping. Some just happen unexpectedly and caught us unprepared. These random thoughts that arise for no particular reason and become strong enough to urge me into analylising, expanding and writing about them I call them life revelations, episodes of enlightment or simply quick thoughts. And it’s fun to hold them and then think about why did they appear when they did? What triggered them and to find the relation between the trigger and the message conveyed by them? I intend to catch as many of these “ghost thoughts” as I can and share them with you. Random thoughts are short and they don’t last long in the mind but they are full of meaning and information. I’m pretty sure that we all have experienced these moments of brilliance so I’m hoping we can all share them and learn from our random thoughts.

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Order puts things in perspective.

This morning (July 24, 2010) I found myself making the bed for no particular reason. All of a sudden I started feeling an order and a purpose in the things I am doing in life (I even felt that making the bed had a purpose bigger than just making my room look nicer). When I looked at my room it looked ordered, quieter and neater. And I just had fixed the sheets of my bed a little. I realized that sometimes what we need in life to notice our problems or whatever it is that is keeping us from doing what we want is a little bit of order, we will put things in perspective and the answers will show up. We will get the space and quietness that we need, to tackle any situation with renewed motivation. So go ahead and fix your room, or livingroom maybe even the kitchen. You might be surprised.

Oh! And I have to admit that I’m not a person who regularly makes her bed but I think I’ll star doing it more often.

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