Two years ago, top 1% of the richest people own 50% of the world’s wealth (Fortune Magazine). Guess what? In measly two years, the wealth inequality has degenerated to just eight (8) people. Yes, 8 people now own 50% of the world’s wealth.
I said ‘degenerated’ because the alarming trend of excessive concentration of wealth. And it is getting worse (as predicted). It does not take a genius to see that a highly polarized society is counter productive to progress.
Why would people be motivated to work hard when the “have’s” will always make sure they are on top. Remember the Occupy Wall Street movement a few years ago, and its message: the economic system is rigged for the very few while the majority continue to fall further behind?
Well, the majority is definitely getting the short end of the stick. President Trump and his handpicked cabinet members are all part of the 1%. Any reasons to think they would loosen the grip on the 99%?
I don’t think so.
What is your prediction?
Few people complains about emotions which are positive. The ones you get on your promotion, wedding, birth of your child, etc. It is the flip side, the so called negative emotions or emotional pains that nobody wants to deal with. Truth … Continue reading
Learned a new phrase today – tl,dr. An internet vernacular for too long; did not read.
Maybe you already know the term. But for me it was a bit annoying. Being not familiar with this term, I had to look it up. But like so many things, once I understood it, the term rings true with my own experiences.
Now-a-day, with so much information available online, if an article does not grab me within the first few seconds or even a fraction of, boom. It becomes tl.dr. And I am onto something else.
Is it possible that my attention span is getting shorter? Too many competing pieces trying to hook my attention? Or maybe both?
You see, like the Pavlov’s dogs, I get conditioned to skim through the headlines, news-feeds, captions, etc. Oftentimes the faster I read, the less information I get. Is it really nothing interesting or is my “tl,dr.” making nothing interesting?
What attention grabber works for you?
Often it is said, don’t judge a book by its cover. But honestly, look does make a difference. Especially in today’s fast paced society, big marketing dollars are being spent on styling to catch the coveted attention.
But why from the inside?
Styling makes a statement. It says here I am, and what I am about. Making that connection, no matter by chance encounter or search engine optimization, the goal is to engage, to align or to persuade. Look alone would not suffice.
Styling from the inside delivers authenticity. It speaks from a genuine perspective, instead of phony marketing plot, with consistency that respects others’ intelligence. It may take longer or cost more, then again may be not!
Which one do you trust more: I am sorry versus I am not a crook?
What is your choice of style?
Ever heard the saying: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? The phrase makes perfect sense if you stay with the status quo. You know, leave well enough alone, why make change if there is no need? etc.
Unless you want progress.
Throughout history, fix-up brings forth incremental improvement that leads to progress. Human achievements are filled with such examples. For instance, the invention of wheel came before the horse carriage which in turn came before the automobiles.
Nothing is broken that needs fixing? Don’t have ideas for improvement? Look again. Bet you are not satisfied with everything. Things can be made better, process streamlined, or quality improved.
There are always room for fix-up.
Have a fix-up idea for project?