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The Difference Between Rich & Poor

April 30th, 2009

To reflect and ……….  ACT!

The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones is not the age of the country. 

This can be shown by countries like India & Egypt, that are more than 2000 years old and are poor.

On the other hand, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, that 150 years ago was inexpressive, today are developed countries and rich.

The difference between poor and rich countries does not reside in the availability of natural resources.

Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous, inadequate for agriculture and cattle raising, but it is the second world economy.  The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw materials from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.

Another example is Switzerland, which does not plant cocoa but has the best chocolates of the world.  In its little territory they raise animals and plant the soil during 4 months per year.  Not enough, they produce dairy products of the best quality.  It is a small country that transmits an image of security, order and labour, which made it the world’s strong safe.

Executives from rich countries who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries show that there is no significant intellectual difference.

Race or skin colour are also not important: immigrants labelled lazy in their countries of origin are the productive power in rich “adopted” countries.

What is the difference then?

The difference is the Attitude of the people, framed along the years by the education and the culture.

On analyzing the behaviour of the people in rich & developed countries, we find that the great majority follow the following principles:

1)  Ethics, as a basic principle

2)  Integrity

3)  Responsibility

4)  Respect to the laws and rules

5)  Respect of the rights of other citizens

6)  Work loving

7)  Strive for Saving & Investment

8)  Will of super action

9)  Punctuality

In poor countries, only a minority follow these basic principles in their daily life.

We are not poor because we lack natural resouces or because nature was cruel to us.

We are poor because we lack ATTITUDE.  We lack the will to comply with and teach these functional principles of rich and developed societies.

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The above article is issued in Public Interest by Fropki.com.

 

If you love your country, muack, muack, SINGAPORE, let this message circulate for a major quantity of people could reflect about this AND:

                         CHANGE   YOUR   ATTITUDE

                         ACT NOW

* If you are in the service be it in tourism, retail, govt services – GIVE YOUR BEST SERVICE & PUT ON A SMILE

*If you are employed – DO YOUR BEST, GIVE YOUR 100%, DON’T SKIVE

*If you are self-employed – LAGI BEST SERVICE & PUT ON A SMILE

*If you are young adults – GIVE YOUR BEST IN WHATEVER YOU DO, SAVE AND INVEST ASAP

*If you are a student – STUDY VERY HARD & PLAY VERY HARD TOO, LOVE & RESPECT YOUR PARENTS, TEACHERS, YOUR JUNIOR, YOUR SENIOR, WHOEVER. BE HONEST, BE KIND.

*If you are Seniors – GAIN RESPECT BY RESPECTING OTHERS TOO.  BE HAPPY AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE. SMILE PLEASE

*If you are nobody – DO YOUR BEST, WORK HARD, SMILE, FOR YOU ARE STILL ALIVE.  You will be somebody, someday.

*If you are parents – LOVE & GUIDE YOUR CHILDREN, PLAY WITH THEM AND GIVE THEM LOTS OF LOVE

*If you are a human being – BE HARDWORKING, BE KIND, BE HONEST, RESPECT OTHERS, PLAN FOR YOUR RETIREMENT, SMILE ALWAYS

*If you are an animal – WE LOVE YOU

*If you are Chee Seng, my friend – THANK YOU BEING MY FRIEND

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1 May (Fri): Istana Open House

April 30th, 2009

How many of us have been to the Istana?

My very first visit was around 3rd or 4th May 2005,  to pay my respect to our late President Dr Wee Kim Wee who died on 2nd May 2005.  He was our 4th President of Singapore. However, I still have not a chance to really tour the Istana. 

As a Singaporean, I think we should visit our Istana, the  Official Residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore and know more about it.   It will benefit our knowledge and this can also provide  you a talking point to converse with friends from overseas or when entertaining clients over dinners to show Singaporeans have depth.  Don’t spend your every public holidays shopping away your money.

The Istana grounds are open to the public in celebration of Labour Day. View the Istana gardens, and for an entrance fee of $2, view the Staterooms in the Istana Building. A variety of performances on the grounds also provide entertainment. You may also have the chance to have your photos taken with the President and First Lady when they come by to greet visitors.

Time: 8.30am – 6pm
Venue: Entrance to the grounds is via the main gate at Orchard Road.
Charges: Admission to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Others, including foreign visitors, are required to pay an entrance fee of $1 per person.
Website: http://www.istana.gov.sg/

Don’t forget to bring your camera, hats, umbrella, SF? sun lotion, mini battery-operated fan, and plenty of water

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