Ignorance is Bliss – Knowledge is Power

Ignorance | noun | ig·no·rance | \ˈig-n(ə-)rən(t)s\   : a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education : the state of being ignorant

Bliss | noun | \ˈblis\  : complete happiness

Knowledge | noun | knowl·edge | \ˈnä-lij\  : information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education. awareness of something : the state of being aware of something

Power | noun | pow·er often attributive | \ˈpa(-ə)r\   : ability to act or produce an effect (2) :  ability to get extra-base hits (3) :  capacity for being acted upon or undergoing an effect .

{Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary online}

Many people have used the phrase Knowledge is Power to encourage their close ones or a group of people they are speaking to get an education. In this instance, I mean education as in the broader process of acquiring knowledge. And as someone who can claim to be educated, I do admit that there is a certain power with knowing. Just by looking at the definition of the word power, there is an underlying implication of knowing. Knowledge is definitely powerful.

And I have lost some people 2 sentences ago! Some people are now thinking about all the movies, script, or individuals they know that are unaware of the powers they possess – usually in the context of emotional powers (insert every girl or guy who could disarm you with a smile or issues that always tug at your heart-strings). This scenario is perfectly placable and more common that people give it credit for. Why?, the control of power is not always in the possession of the more knowledgeable individual. However, the mere act of knowing puts you in the awkward and sometimes disheartening position where an action has an undermining or uplifting effect on you.

Herein comes the blissfulness of being ignorant. When one does not know what they are missing, when they have no understanding or the capacity to appreciate the value or presence of an event, an action, an item, they are in a state of complete happiness. You are content! and everyone around you who is aware, who is knowledgeable envies the blissfully ignorant because the mere thought of such utter ignorance, of compete bliss has the power to make you pessimist, it has the power to make you doubt your ways of life. So you attempt to educate the blissful ignorant, thereby ruining their state of complete happiness as they are now very aware of the void their lack of knowing has left in someone else. They become aware of the powers they possess to make changes; powers which can sometimes be so minutely felt that it would have been better to be blissfully ignorant.

The story does not stop there, the ignorant is now knowledgeable and the knowing fellow now satisfied to have educated the ignorant of the errors of their ways. The sheer unpredictability of life has just made the ignorant knowledgeable and the knowledgeable ignorant since the knowing individual has being failed to understand the concept of life – the act of knowing does not translate to things going the way they should or you want them to.

So then, who is the knowledgeable and who is the ignorant ones? Should we all live in an evolving state of blissfully with power being passed through mere interaction with one another with none the wiser.

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Do you love me…

One can only imagine the agony of asking the heavily ladened questions of “Do You Love Me? but one can but hope the answer to such a question will be a resounding “hell yeah!” from the one you love (or so you think). However, what are you to do when the reply you receive is laced with hesitation and a questioning gaze. You know you should have not asked if you were not ready to face the answer but now that you have, Do you play the fair maiden in distress and weep your eyes out, or ponder into the night wondering what could have been or do you simply accept the answer as it is – a NO.
Or is it?! The hundreds of drama movies you have seen definitely tells you that hesitation or deflection simply means no but they care enough to stay with you But by god, all the romcom have only taught you that fear = hesitation and love is very scary. But who are Hollywood directors and playwrights to dictate the direction of your life! You think of all the times these movies have failed to prepare you for real life – your real life. But then again, they have taught you so much about yourself and dealing with your life.
You think and think and think….all in the pregnant pause it took to answer the question “Do You Love Me?”

ReBlog: Pretty Girl Looking for $500k+ guy …. JP Morgan CEO Replies

This is reblogged from  http://www.wetindey.com/2014/02/pretty-girl-seeking-rich-husband-got.html

But here is the post f you can’t be bothered to click away

A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:

Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?


I’m going to be honest of what I’m going to say here. I’m 25 this year. I’m very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above. You might say that I’m greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York.

My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married? I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you?

Among those I’ve dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit.
If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden(?), $250k annual income is not enough.

I’m here humbly to ask a few questions:

1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)
2) Which age group should I target?
3) Why most wives of the riches are only average-looking? I’ve met a few girls who don’t have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.
4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)
Ms. Pretty

A philosophical reply from CEO of J.P. Morgan when you continue!

Dear Ms. Pretty,
I have read your post with great interest. Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor.
My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here.
From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.

Put the details aside, what you’re trying to do is an exchange of “beauty” and “money” : Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square.
However, there’s a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can’t be prettier year after year.

Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It’s not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worse 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a “trading position”.
If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term – same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or “leased”.

Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. I would advice that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income.This has better chance than finding a rich fool.

Hope this reply helps.

signed,
J.P. Morgan CEO

Friendzoners vs Nice Guys

Someone just shared this with me on Facebook and I have to say I totally and utterly agree with the whole strip. I mean, can’t a guy JUST be nice for being nice sake….but that is a story for another.

by the way, my internet is killing me and seems to die every time i want to do something important like blog or an online numerical test to get a summer internship. anyways enjoy ans share.

Friendzoners vs Nice Guy (this is not my property)

Sour relationships

Being terribly young (so people say), I can be extremely naive when it comes to several things – relationships included. I sometimes follow the if it was meant to be it would be paradox or the relationships is a little compromise and a whole lot of love approach ; none of which has any scientific evidence to back them up. However, what fascinates me the most is when in see people in what appears to be love-less  (and frankly emotionally abuse relationships) I wonder, Why do this to yourself? 

So far all I have been told is that in life, you have to give a little to get a little back. well, in these cases it almost seems someone is giving a lot and has nothing but a relationship status to show for it. When a guy or gal pours their heart and soul into a relationship, shouldn’t that be enough? I have honestly seen people give up their identity or some of their beliefs because they believe when you love someone, you think about the person more than yourself. but why do they have to give up who they are to please their partner or stay in a relationship. If love is really selfless, why can’t their partner do the same for them and allow their flaws, their identity, their beliefs or at least accept and love them for who they are. Wasn’t that the person you fell in love with in the first place? It makes me think that sometimes people do not fall in love with the person, they fall for who they can make the person become – which are two different things. yes, i know you can love someone and still make them someone else but not someone totally different up to a point where they feel worthless and in-fact grateful to only you for managing to love them.

But perhaps I am seeing thing wrong! When does one decide that a relationship has gone sour and past its expiration date? is it when they no longer say “I love you” or when the name calling and swearing starts. Should you just leave or should you fight for what you saw in the first place?

I am interested to know what people think. Please leave your comments below