A Car Mechanic earns more than a Bank Teller

In a world where we judge and most of the time treat people differently because of a person’s income.

We overlook a man because of his dirty clothes, but give a special seat to a man who appears rich. Even parents are guilty of unconsciously mistreating a son with lower income than a daughter who earns thousands of dollars a month.

I am writing this not because I’m “holier than you”, but yes I am more aware of this judging behavior than most people, but sometimes I miss and guilty of this.

We often have a perception that car mechanics are poorer than us, because they look poor on their dirty clothes.

But last week, I happened to converse with a car mechanic, he said it with pride that his wife and kids look like wealthier than him because of his job. He said car mechanics actually earn P20,000 and up a month. I didn’t let my surprise too obvious because he just shattered my stereotyping mind.

He told me, tinkering car engines has been his passion since he was a boy.

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Why are most Filipinos never specific?

I came across an article at ProPinoy.net entitled, The Philippines: First World Country but Third World People.

I would add my own opinion in that number 3 example.

I agree we are not specific. Or rather, we don’t have a proper system, even in our everyday life attitude or responses to the people we deal with.

When people what asks us time shall we go to an event, we reply “5pm siguro”.

Will you send the email tomorrow morning? Our usual reply, “9 or 10am siguro”

We are not firm and specific. We should be firm and specific.

This is the attitude that I’m trying to change the last few months after I watched a video of Black church vs the White church months ago.

In that video I learned something. The Filipinos have some similarities with the Black church in the video. Blacks don’t have a system or is disorganized, while the white church has one.

The Filipinos are economically poor, so are the majority of Black Americans. Because we lacked a system.

The article at ProPinoy and the video are both an eye opener for me. I should change and have a proper system in my everyday life, and the way I do business.

This is most likely one of  the reasons why I’m still not hitting my goals.

I have now divided my tasks. On Tuesdays and Fridays, it’s strictly my blog day. Before, I only blog when I feel like writing.

Next time somebody when will I show up to a certain meetup, I’d say 7pm!

It Seems only the Christians are Guilty of Discrimination

This has been my observation for many years, so I had to write this down now.

Christians are always on the news accused of discrimination. I can cite three examples that actually happened:

1. Christian baker who lost her shop for refusing to bake for lesbian couples.

2. Christian farmers who has a venue for receptions and other events were fined $13,000 for refusing gays to hold their reception there.

3. In England, a Christian coffee shop owner is threatened with arrest for displaying a passage in the Bible about homosexuality.

Of course, there are Christians who discriminate against other people of different lifestyle, religion or ethnicity, but there are those who only act according to their religious convictions.

Rarely, if ever there are other religious people are on the spotlight of same issue above. I searched Google for other religious group guilty of discrimination, and I could not find one. The closest is in Egypt, of all places, where an Imam was found guilty of burning a bible, and was imprisoned for four years. It’s not even discrimination.

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The Muslims are the most brutal and violent in their discrimination. They kill, genocidal type. Ironically, there are still people who would defend this religious group, saying “not all of them represent the extremists”.

They would even respect the Muslim’s religious convictions if one is in a situation in the examples above. But when a Christian does the same, it’s a different story.

My only answer on why people only accuse the Christians of discrimination is “the world hates whom the Lord loves”.

Parents should say “Sorry” to their Children

When I was a teenager, I saw a movie which a mother asked for her son’s forgiveness. The mother was so busy, so she neglected her son, the mother was humble enough and said “sorry” and promised to make up for the time she missed for her son.

I was watching that movie with a friend, and told him right after that specific scene, “It is good for a parent to say sorry to their kids”.

My parents never said “sorry” for their mistakes and broken promises. My relationship with my parents are practically in the okay or good level. But deep inside me was a person wishing it could have been better if my parents were humble enough.

Although, now I no longer dwell on their past mistakes, I’d rather practice what they missed when I’ll have kids of my own in the future.

Below are the 7 things a parent should say, I never heard this from my parents. It is wise if we do this to our children.

seven sentences for parents

The Iraqi Army are Cowards, literally

So the big reason why Iraq, especially the Mosul province has been easily overtaken by the Sunni Muslim terrorists was because of the cowardice of the Iraqi Army.

According to witnesses Iraqi soldiers literally ran away from the ISIS fighters.

They removed their uniforms, shoes and ran away on their underwears.

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These Iraqi soldiers were probably paid or were in connivance with ISIS , or just simply scared at the mere sight of ISIS.

Two People to Blame Why the Filipinos are Poor

I saw a photo posted by ABS-CBN News on their Facebook page of a man wearing a shirt with print blaming the politicians for making poor people like him from the senator down to the barangay captain.

poor people philippines

Who Should be Blamed then?

We should blame both the politicians and the ourselves.

The Politicians – for pocketing the money intended for the poor Filipino people.

The Filipinos – we are not good in managing our own money. A number of Filipinos who won the lottery became poor again in less than a year.

Blaming is for the losers, enough with the blame game. Blaming others is a character of a psychopath.

The Similarities of Job and Israel

israel charles lee feinberg

This is not my original idea, but the points are taken from the book, “Israel at the center of History & Revelation” written by Charles Lee Feinberg. I just added a few of my own knowledge in each points.

SUFFERING
Job: Even though an upright man, suffered a tribulation that few people could survive. Satan took all his wealth, children and was inflicted with a skin disease.

Israel: A chosen nation, and highly favored by God, but was persecuted first by Pharaoh, then by several big empires such as the Assyrians, Romans, and the latest one was under Hitler in Germany.

UNDER THE CRITICS’ SCRUTINY
Job: His friend’s came over to sympathize with him, but it changed into criticism and judgement.

Israel: People from all departments of life – liberals, Muslims and even Christians have become self-appointed, self-sustained, and assuredly self-opinionated telling her the reason for her trials. Lately, she is unfairly accused of being a murderer of children or even ironically called a terrorist.

RESTORATION (Not in Fienberg’s book)
Job: After his suffering, Job’s fortunes – wealth, healing and children were restored. He also became a channel of blessing not just to his family, but his friends as well.

Israel: After her last suffering under the Nazis, the Jews have excelled in areas of science, medicine, health and business. Consequently, many nations received the benefits in these areas.

IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD
Job: He was corrected of his own limited knowledge about God, He is more than what he used to know.

Israel: This will happen in the future when Israel will acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The Messiah that the Israelis are still waiting for has been Jesus all along.

The prosperity she is having now cannot be compared of what’s in store once they do that.

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