Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A real eye - opener

Here's a part of the list Coelho made about absurd things that society thinks are "normal"... Do you agree?

1] Anything that makes us forget our true identity and our dreams and makes us only work to produce and reproduce.

2] Working from nine in the morning to five in the afternoon at something that does not give us the least pleasure, so that we can retire after 30 years.

3] Trying to be financially successful instead of seeking happiness.

4] Comparing objects like cars, houses and clothes, and defining life according to these comparisons instead of really trying to find out the true reason for being alive.

5] Thinking that parents are always right.

6] Criticizing everybody who tries to be different.

7] Believing absolutely everything that is printed.

8] Following fashion, even though it all looks ridiculous and uncomfortable.

9] Never laughing out loud in a restaurant, no matter how funny the story is.

10] Eating three times a day, even if you’re not hungry.

11] Always saying “I tried”, even though you haven’t tried at all.

12] Putting off doing the most interesting things in life until you no longer have the strength to do them.

13] Avoiding depression with massive daily doses of television programs.


Mike said...

Easy for him to say that. He's not worrying bout money (he's got tons of it) so he has a lot of time to give others advice :|

Would he have the courage to go to a struggling lonely mother of five and say "Why are you trying to be financially succesful? Try to be happy first!"?

Mike said...

forgot to add a :D

Ally said...

:) now... calm down little boy loool, ideea e sa nu fi ancorat in "financially successful" too much, pt. ca nu se mai termina... de fiecare data vrei mai multi bani... nu faptul ca el are acum succes sustine ceea ce zice, ci ceea ce a facut sau nu a facut ca sa ajunga aici... in fine, iata ca am ajuns sa propovaduiesc spusele lui coelho ... ma duc sa-mi pun o compresa loool