The catch 22 of Greed

In my world selfish = greedy. Whether this is TRUE or not is the subject of another debate BUT for the purposes of this post please accept this as true.

Side One :   It is Greed that drives us on to our achievements. So to control (and be reasonable ) about our material and spiritual possessions means that we could be limiting our potential. Maybe potential is the ability that needs to be identified / limited / managed.

Side Two:  It is GREED which results in nearly all of the problems, unhappiness, sadness, dissatisfaction, (see the thesaurus for the list !! ) , suffering and it goes on and on and relates to all ailments (including health issues !!) . Take an unsatisfactory situation and trace it back to its cause and in most (OK I cannot say all ) instances you can trace the problem to someone who is being greedy (or selfish…  that person is giving away or losing some material or emotional gain which they do NOT WANT to do.)

It is for this reason that GREED is my number one choice as the cause of our degeneration towards armageddon.

Angela Mollard on Customer Service

This is a CLASSIC example of the death of Customer Service as it gives way to GREED. The greed that has become the commercial reality of of a western society on the downhill road to ARMAGEDDON.

The insert u on sunday in the Sunday Mail March 23, 2018 has an article by Angela (which I have scanned and attached) with the byline  As I rant the person on the other end hangs up is a brilliant description of Telstra NOT providing customer service to a loyal customer having a problem with their modem. I attach this scanned article.

Well from my point of view read this article with the name of the provider as Optus instead of Telstra. I moved to Optus in the hope that I would get away from a similar experience with Telstra. No such Luck. Another difference in that my modem replacement took nearly 6 weeks including two visits from the Telstra technicians. They sublease phone lines to Optus.

This problem will only go away when the GREED practiced as commercial reality can somehow be brought into perspective. DO WE REALLY HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT.

Jude

 

Steve Jobs – Famous last words

I have just read this posting from elsewhere on the web and although I realize that cross-reference is one of the greatest advantages of the web I think that this deserves repetition.  The words here provide a very good reason for us all to contain our GREED and reduce this PROBLEM facing our society :

*Subject:* *Steve Jobs famous last words*

He died a billionaire and here are his last words on the sick bed:

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes,
my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little
joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I
realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in,
have paled and become meaningless.

You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – “Life”.

When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading – “Book of Healthy Life”.

Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down. Treasure love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends… Treat yourself well. Cherish others.

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or $30 watch — they both tell the same time.

Whether we carry a $300 or $30.00 wallet/handbag — the amount of money inside is the same.

Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine — the hangover is still the same.

Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3,000 sq. ft. — loneliness is the same.

You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.

Whether you fly first or economy class, if the plane goes down, you go down with it.

Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sing songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth, …. That is true happiness!!

*Five Undeniable Facts of Life:*

1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.

2. Best awarded words in London … “Eat your food as your medicines.  Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”

3. The One who loves you will never leave you for another because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.

4. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.

5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!

NOTE: If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!

*Six Best Doctors in the World*

1. Sunlight

2. Rest

3. Exercise

4. Diet

5. Self Confidence and

6. Friends

Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy healthy life.

A perspective on Yin Yang.

Yin Yang exists and in fact defines the reality of Good and Bad, Beneficial and Destructive and ALL things opposite. In my view this explains why we have all these nasties on the planet. We cannot unfortunately exists without both BUT it is very important that we do not let the Yin outbalance the Yang which is what is causing our current PROBLEMS.

Jude

Hello all….

Welcome to ourhope.net where I am trying to put my thoughts and considerations into  a structured, meaningful and understandable series of posts and comments under a set of defined categories. I am really hoping that my words attract some comment from all walks of life ( all religions, creeds, cults, races, colours, nationalities and sexual orientations ) because my real purpose is to establish a code of ethics (The Code) which is as simple and straightforward as possible so that it can be accepted as a BASIC rule for all decisions, actions and  law-making in particular.

We are definitely in the middle of ARMAGEDDON  at this very moment. And the process is escalating.  My hope is that we can create some comfort and personal safety (both mental and physical) in this world of ours called Australia. It is the best country in the world at the moment and hopefully we can make some improvements to our laws and our culture to ensure that it remains the best country in the world and we manage to avoid most of the destructive effects of modern society.

In my humble opinion we can go a long way to achieving this by addressing 5 major issues/problems :

Greed
Do-Gooders / Political Correctness (PC)

Politics
Religion  and
The Law

and applying a simple code of ethics, or logical evaluation process,  when addressing these problems,  in the form of The Code :

Respect before Responsibility before Rights.

YOUR input to my pages on these subjects would be most welcome and will assist me in my ambition to bring solutions to these problems to the attention of people who could hopefully influence our social structure accordingly.

Thank you so much for reading this far,
Sincerely,
Jude