Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wrong target

A robber ends up getting killed by the victim instead. Read more here.
On one hand, it seems to be tragic as the robber is so young, a 17 year old teenager. However, it was out of self-defense that the victim shot the robber. Moreover, the robber was armed with a machete.
A lesson to be learnt is there is no quick way to wealth or success, when we do it at the expense of others. Humble beginnings and working hard are the real cornerstones to true joy of success :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Reaching our goals

Without us realising, we're drawing to an end of 2010 :) It means time to list down resolutions for the new year or simply continue on from what has been left out this year. Honestly, goals are difficult to keep at time as life is full of suprises, it takes us on an unexpected road which may cause us to deviate or lose sight of our aims. But, it's never too late to start again as long as we can stay focus and never back down. Just keep moving forward, be thankful for whatever situation we are in, and we'll be one step closer to achieving our dreams :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

If

Rudyard Kipling
If 

This poem used to be something most of us had to read back then in secondary school for English literature. During that time, it was only a subject for the sake of exams and I never grasped the true meaning despite having to read it almost everyday..and I when I googled it up and read it once..today it is so meaningful and has so many lessons in here :)

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! 

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