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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Belajar Bersyukur : Panen Cabai

Akhir-akhir ini saya sangat menikmati aktivitas yang satu ini, panen cabai. Selain karena saya suka makan sambal, saya menikmati aktivitas ini karena, somehow, saya serasa selalu diingatkan tentang berbagai kebaikan alam semesta dalam hidup saya, dalam hal-hal besar maupun hal-hal kecil yang seringkali saya tidak sadari. Kalau saja, ternyata alam semesta ini tidak baik, tidak mungkinlah tanaman cabai ini tumbuh dengan subur di halaman rumah saya. 
Kalaupun alam semesta sudah berbaik hati tetapi saya tidak merawat tanaman cabai ini, mungkin juga dia tidak berbuah.

Berinteraksi dengan si tanaman cabai ini sebenarnya tidak jauh berbeda dengan beinteraksi dengan sesama manusia. Orang lain diciptakan alam semesta untuk saling menemani, saling merawat dan mengasihi. Saat semua itu dijalankan dengan baik, maka kita semua akan 'berbuah' dan memberikan manfaat bagi sesama. 
Alangkah indahnya kehidupan yang seperti itu.


Friday, July 1, 2016

Quotes : Rich Dad Poor Dad

I had this Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki book for like 5 years ago and never had a priority to read the book. Although I found that this book is somehow suspicious for its truth and some say its advises were false and mislead, I think this book is quite entertaining to get me motivated. However, like most of any other motivational books, the reading experience is depending a lot by our own thoughts. Try to see everything with half-empty-glass perspectives and positive mind and you'll gain the benefit.

Overall, the reading experience from reading this book was thrilling. It has gave me tremendous new perspectives and experiences. I gained the benefit, and I hope all people gain it too. So here are some quotes in the book that I took very useful and inspiring. For people who don't want / can't read the whole book, I hope this quotes compilation served you well. Happy reading! :)


"One of the reasons the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle class struggles in debt is that the subject of money is taught at home, not in school. Most of us learn about money from our parents. So what can poor parents tell their child about money? they simply say, 'Stay in school and study hard.' The child may graduate with excellent grades, but with a poor person's financial programming and mindset."

"Sadly, money is not taught in schools. Schools focus on scholastic and professional skills, but not on financial skills. This explains how smart bankers, doctors, and accountants who earned excellent grades may be struggle financially all of their lives."

"  automatically saying the words 'I can't afford it,' your brains stop working. By asking the question 'How can I afford it?' your brain is put to work. He did not mean that you should buy everything you want. He was fanatical about exercising your mind, the most powerful computer in the world."

"One dad said ,'The reason I'm not rich is because I have you kids.' The other said, 'The reason I must be rich is because I have you kids."

"There is a difference between being poor and being broke. Broke is temporary. Poor is eternal."

" The Road Not Taken (Robert Frost)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads onto way,
I doubted if I should ever come back
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence;
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."

"Money is one form of power. But what is more powerful is financial education. Money comes and goes, but if you have the education about how money works, you gain power over it and can begin building wealth."

"You work for me, I'll teach you. You don't work for me, I won't teach you. I can teach you faster if you work, and I'm wasting my time if you just want to sit and listen like you do in school. That's my offer. Take it or leave it.
'Ah, may I ask a question first?' I asked.
'No. Take it or leave it. I've got too much work to do to waste my time. If you can't make up your mind decisively, then you'll never learn to make money anyway. Opportunities come and go. Being able to know when to make quick decisions is an important skill. You have the opportunity that you asked for. School is beginning, or it's over in 10 seconds.' "

"If you learn life's lesson, you will do well. If not, life will just continue to push you around. People do two things. Some just let life push them around. Others get angry and push back. But they push back against their boss, or their job, or their husband or wife. They do not know it's life that's pushing."

"Life pushes all of us around. Some people give up and others fight. A few learn the lesson and move on. They welcome life pushing them around. To these few people, it means they need and want to learn something. They learn and move on. Most quit, and a few like you fight."