|"How will they even fit!"|
Money makes the world go round, as that song from Cabaret goes. While I do agree with the adage that it can't buy real happiness, I do admit it is necessary to get many of the other things in life that one would want to have or share with a loved one. While I've long been a wiz in moving around my savings, I have to admit once we looked at the math necessary to own a house, I suddenly realized how much further I have to push myself to get what I want. But that's fine. It simply shows I've learned to face the world with reality in my mind. No misconceptions of a white knight with a bag of gold coming to save me.
|"Money money money money money money money money..."|
No, I have to be responsible to get the things I want.
And that, in many ways, reflects why I have such a huge disdain for shows like Willing Willie and the like. Rather than inspire others and teach people the value of money and the empowering truth of how one can hone and push oneself to earn a living to slowly reach one's dreams, such shows act like bubblegum on a hole of a sinking ship, granting false hopes of the "lucky" streak and making people focus on the chances of joining and winning a game show's huge prize rather than finding a better job. It is sad how after all the opportunities and abuse our country has had, people in general have embraced the idea that we're hopeless victims who can never rise higher than we already are at unless someone throws us a financial bone.
|"At least siya, magbibigay... ako ni-isang libo ma bigay ko sa charity."|
"Baket, pera ba niya yung binibigay niya? Ang ang isang libo from you, barya lang niya yon."
|Seriously. And some claim their lifestyle is AN ART.|
|In fairness, some shows break from the mold.|
Kinda like how there are some sharks that are friendly.
Why work for it when you might marry some rich guy, use his money as your own, and rise from your "inaapi" life? Why learn to save money when you can throw away your money in a gamble for that one lucky moment? Why be responsible with your life when you can always have someone else to blame: your parents, your friends, society...
|Some people think easy money is worth all the loss of self-respect.|
|Why teach them to earn it themselves when you can always make them come back for more, diba?|
But I still believe we all can strive to earn money with dignity. And reach for our dreams with self-respect.
Each day is a day we can use to earn a little something on the side. Maybe its a bit more cash from a racket. Maybe it is a bit more self-respect for choosing to do the right thing rather than the easy thing.
|Buti pa ang robot, marunong mag fish.|
So please, stop wasting time waiting for that "lucky" moment.
Why see your life as something worth only the "generosity" of a richer man's handout, when all he's really doing is paying you to make him look great.
|Keep your free money. I'll never sell you my self-respect.|