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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The real thing

Yesterday a good friend of mine and I were chatting and somehow, just simple chats help.

Today we continued our chat and I was telling how people in KL pretty much make a lot of excuses and have no time to meet up with friends.

Yes there are jams, and yes there are families and other matters, but sometimes I feel friends need to be there for each other.

People tend to be able to go to work everyday, do other mundane things every day but when it comes to meeting up a friend ... jam lah, far lah, this lah, that lah and all the excuses in the world will come out.

Sometimes, talking helps, chatting on instant messenger helps, a lot of things help but people get too busy with work that they forget to say good morning, hello, how are you.

Then this friend send me this email about a 30 second speech from Coca-Cola CEO Bryan Dyson

"Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you're keeping all of these in the Air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four Balls - Family, Health, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same.

You must understand that and strive for it."

I fully agree with Bryan on this, work is always there but people tend to think that work is the glass ball and that family, health, friends and spirit are the rubber balls and will bounce back.

Oh how wrong can these KLlites be.

We really need to take care of those glass balls.

The thing is, everyone is juggling the same type of balls.

While we may take care of our glass balls, sometimes that is not reciprocated and that creates a chain reaction.

For example, if you care and give time for your friends and you juggle the ball well but say your friend who is also juggling balls dents the friend ball ... then you get hurt and you tend to drop that ball to at times.

And this is what creates a negative chain reaction, your friend drops the friend ball, you get hurt, so you drop the friend ball too.

This goes back to being human.

How do we overcome that is easier said than done. Basically unconditional love. We must have total unconditional love for our family, for our health, for our friends and for our own spirit.

So what if you get hurt by someone, break the chain reaction, you kept juggling those glass balls, you keep giving it 100%.

Like I said, it is easier to put it in words rather than practice it.

We need to learn from other beings in this universe of ours.

Take care and be well.

1 comment:

Ser said...

Sometimes the smallest, tiniest and littlist (if such word exist) like little fury fella at home can sometimes be a teacher without realising it.....UNCONDITIONAL LOVE...that is how dogs keep their glass balls afloat at all times...simple but we humans NEVER seem to get it in our system..that includes us all. Cheers.