IS THIS MAN A GENIUS?
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Can you think of a reason for not sharing this?
Neither could I.
Shwetal- An Avid writer.
There came the day when i was removing all the scrap from my house , after all if things go old and unused they should be replaced. But this is good only till the point we only stick to replacement of things And i looked at this safe. Does it have life ? I kept looking at it. Its doors the cabinets inside. It has been protecting my valuables all these years . Yes , it has life. Had it not been there , some day i would have either got my valuables misplaced or stolen. So this safe is like the guard to the entrance of the castle , which had gold whose worth could not be imagined.
And now that this soldier has grown old i am throwing it off from my house. So whats the fate of this safe. Shall it be thrown out or it be used ? Well it cant be used. But yes if it has life , it has to die some day. So i kept it around a corner where i could see it slowly going to perils happily . At least i wouldn’t have the sin of throwing it off leaving for no one but on its own.
I have been writing for quite sometime now. More than me writing there are people in this world who are following me diligently , reading every small thing i write on my blog. I have been also reading quite a lot of blogs and i found them inspiring and loved the writing . Hence i am nominating some of my blogger friends for writing an awesome blog.
I was nominated for the same award from
1. Display the logos of the awards on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State seven things about yourself.
4. Nominate fifteen other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify these bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirement.
My nominations for these awards , quite a tough one for me to choose.
How are you ? I asked this question to myself. The answer was most obvious one. I am fine. 30 mins later i wanted to watch a movie and i switched on my LED and it was Wall street – Money never sleeps. Quite interesting one. Showed everything that i practically witnessed while i was working. That was me 7 years into investment banking technology group.
One of the most interesting portion of the movie is when Diego asks Jacob ” Whats the most dangerous question in Wall street”
Jacob : Nope
Diego : How are you ?
Damn and this thing struck me like a lightening. And those words were so true. It just simply sounds logical. If you go and asks this question to someone in wall street you are asking him the most dangerous question. How are you ? you don’t know how are you until you know how is your balance sheet. Is your portfolio in risk if yes how much .
So if someone asks me How are you ? That’s dangerous . i might end up saying i am fine but the face of market decides my status . Funny isn’t it but yes apparently that how someone would answer how are you ?
Shwetal an Aspiring writer.
Interesting read on Social Banking