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Management Lesson Janeiro 24, 2008

Filed under: humour,Management — looking4good @ 8:00 pm
One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus, and drove off along the route. No problems for the first few stops – a few people got on, a few got off, and things went generally well.

At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. Six feet eight, built like a wrestler, arms hanging down to the ground. He glared at the driver and said, “Big John doesn’t pay!” and sat down at the back.

Did I mention that the driver was five feet three, thin, and basically meek? Well, he was. Naturally, he didn’t argue with Big John, but he wasn’t happy about it. The next day the same thing happened – Big John got on again, made a show of refusing to pay, and sat down. And the next day, and the next.

This grated on the bus driver, who started losing sleep over the way Big John was taking advantage of him. Finally he could stand it no longer. He signed up for body building courses, karate, judo, and all that good stuff.

By the end of the summer, he had become quite strong; what’s more, he felt really good about himself. So on the next Monday, when Big John once again got on the bus and said, “Big John doesn’t pay!”

The driver stood up, glared back at the passenger, and screamed, “And why not? “

With a surprised look on his face, Big John replied, “Big John has a bus pass”.

Management Lesson: “Be sure there is a problem in the first place before working hard to solve one.”

 

Light Of The World, Salt Of The Earth

Filed under: Inspirational — looking4good @ 7:05 am




God admonished us to become the light of the world and the salt of the earth. Why? Because there’s so much darkness in this world that people are groping for the true light that will illuminate their perilous paths through life.

Man’s life has been so drab and tasteless that God needs people to become the salt of the earth to give flavor to an otherwise tasteless existence of mankind.

Man has lost his true perspective in life. Man has associated himself with worldly pursuits in life where everybody else wants to get ahead and to be on top at the expense of others.

It does not matter whether he steps on the lives of so many people just so he can reach the summit of success, fame and fortune. But once he reaches the top, man realizes that it is so lonely up there, bereft of the true happiness and contentment in life.

He spends sleepless nights guarding his accumulated wealth and position of fame and power against other wannabes who are bent on knocking him from the top and sending him down to the bottom of the heap.

How many rich and famous people who, after ascending the heights of fame, fortune and success, have become so disillusioned of the emptiness of it all, and have decided to end their lives instead, either by suicide or by overdose of drugs. Others die at the height of their popularity through reckless and insatiable quests for thrills and the ultimate highs in life. Some died of car accidents while driving under the influence of drugs or liquor.

They drown their lives with an overdose of sex, partying, drugs, thrills, extravagance, orgies and whatever it is they fancy that can give them the ultimate high and thrill of their lives.

But at the end of the day, in their own private moments, they weep in loneliness and despair because they realize that they were left holding an empty bag of sheer emptiness and loneliness and the darkness of their souls. And since they have become too proud and defiant to go back to God and humble themselves before Him, they decide instead to end their meaningless existence.

Yes, God needs more people to become a light of the world and a salt of the earth. Would you rather be included in the Guinness Book of World Records or in God’s Book of Life? Think about it, my friend.

Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational

 

Desejo – Jorge Martins

Filed under: poesia — looking4good @ 1:02 am

Desejo
Desejo de ostras
Desejo de dormir
Desejo de ti
Desejo de si
Desejo de mar
Desejo de fugir
Desejo de ficar em casa
Desejo de infinito
Desejo de um bom bife com batatas fritas
Desejo de nada
Desejo de ser selvagem
Desejo de ser humano
Desejo de conseguir fazer aquela curva de 180
Desejo de ser grande artista
Desejo de família
Desejo de solidão
Desejo de sexo
Desejo de estar no Rio de Janeiro
Desejo de ser simples
Desejo de paixão
Desejo de compreender o Universo
Desejo de uma imperial
Desejo de música
Desejo de um sorriso
Desejo de um quarteto de Hayden
Desejo de me perder a pé pela cidade
Desejo de não ter desejo
Desejo de dançar o tango
Desejo de saber tocar um instrumento
Desejo de ter outro
Desejo de morrer
Desejo de me dissolver no Universo
Desejo de contar uma coisa ao Zé
Desejo de um grande vinho
Desejo de calor
Desejo de voar
Desejo de paz
Desejo de aventura
Desejo de proximidade
Desejo de sonhar
Desejo de nem sequer entrar em jogo
Desejo de superficialidade
Desejo de um belo dia de praia
Desejo de saber
Desejo de ignorar
Desejo de tudo e etc.

Jorge Martins

in «a minha palavra favorita» Edição Jorge Reis-Sá, CentroAtlântico.pt; Novembro de 2007

 

Jan 24 : Happy Birthday Misha Barton

Filed under: celebrities,Misha Barton,wallpapers — looking4good @ 12:44 am

celebrities, wallpapers, Misha Barton

 

Jan 24 : Happy Birthday Misha Barton

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On this day in History – Jan. 24

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 12:30 am
 

On this day in History – Jan. 24

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