The perfect kick in the ass post that everyone NEEDS to read, it would solve so many of our society’s self-entitled problems.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Just guess how this snow art was created…!
I find it a bit ironic that the Chinese are the biggest luxury spenders yet they are the ones who really kickstarted this low-labour sweatshop-like factory movement which we all find to be a problem now.
The gap between the rich and the poor there is really astronomical, and it boggles my mind that they don’t see they’re greedily profiting at the expense of their own countrymen.
Speaking of the Chinese, this method to stay awake while studying by Chinese students is funny, but is it really healthy or a sign of ‘intelligence’?
Not in the slightest.
I don’t think they (or any student in any country like that particularly ones in Asia) are any smarter than those who DON’T resort to such extreme measures to study — it’s just a question of time and effort being put in and it isn’t impressive in the slightest.
So you can memorize stuff. Big effin’ deal.
Can you innovate and create something you have never learned or seen before?
Can you think outside of a box that you never knew you had structured around you?
Can you see a problem and organically solve it without a textbook?
Someone who can learn the material in 5 hours is smarter than someone who spends the equivalent of 2 whole days studying it.
To put it another way, it is as impressive as someone who earns $200,000 a year but has to work 100+ hour workweeks to do so. Another person who earns $50,000 a year but works only 20 hours a week is far more intelligent in my eyes.
$200,000 / 100 hours a week x 50 weeks = $40 / hour with no life to speak of
$50,000 / 20 hours a week x 50 weeks = $50/hour AND he/she has a life and free time to boot
Sure, the the first person makes more money net, but at what cost?
I’d rather have more time than money and live reasonably well but not extravagantly (e.g. taking cabs which to me is very extravagant).
You can always make more money.
You can always put in more time to study and be “smarter” .. the trick is to actually BE smarter about working and studying which is something I think these Asian countries are missing completely.
After 70 years of searching, this woman finally gets to meet the solider who liberated her from a Nazi concentration camp.
Just watch this video about this 14-year old girl who bought a house….
…and feel immensely horrible about your financial prowess because she just PUTS YOU (and 99.99999% of people in the U.S. and Canada) TO SHAME.
Pure. Shame. *hangs head*
Fashion + Business + Money? Sign me up. This woman is incredible.
Next time you want to avoid something, try using hidden elves as an excuse. Seems to work in Iceland.
Who needs a college degree anyway? It doesn’t mean that if you have one you have any skills worth paying for?
As I read and posted from this book (How children succeed) a while back, it’s grit and conscientiousness that makes the difference, not IQ.
hate loathe Kia cars (I drove plenty-a-Kia when I rented them while traveling), but this commercial was really adorable.
What a historical treasure….although it makes my inner PF blogger a little squeamish that she paid all these years without ever going back.
I mean.. REALLY? *sigh* All that money… wasted and not invested properly.
Don’t ever judge someone by their appearances alone. What a heartwarming story.
.. I am in shock that we’re considered the most educated country in the world.
I fear for the rest of the world then because if we’re the benchmark, I think we’re pretty dumb when it comes to basic money things such as:
- not knowing how to do basic math (this eludes many people)
- not knowing how to manage our money properly (we are in serious debt folks)
- not caring to know how much we need at retirement until we’re in our 50s or later
- ignoring the fact that we’re in a housing bubble caused by our own greedy selves
- refusing to accept that we realistically can’t buy homes in our 20s without serious help and/or savings, and should wait until our 40s or perhaps.. never and rent forever
So yes, maybe we know how to read and write, and pass tests (somewhat, considering the spelling and grammar errors I see around me on a daily basis), but I’m not impressed in the slightest.
A college degree doesn’t mean jack squat in my eyes.
Speaking of jobs, want to know if yours made it to the most stressful / least stressful of 2014?
I personally would not want to any of these jobs, even the least stressful ones. They do not appeal to me in the slightest, although it is preferable to working at minimum wage your entire life if you can hack it.
This 39-year old executive dates a 17-year old and wonders if age is an issue…