Just a couple of weeks back, I was having a chat with my dad..
He is a person I look up to... mostly because he has achieved a lot and most of his achievements, I'm trying very hard to attain.
But his lifestyle leaves him little time.
Most of his time is spent on his business.
I had a sudden epiphany after chatting with him that night.
Perhaps in life.... what we want to own and what we want to do, sometimes they do not necessary compliment each other...
We might chase so hard after what we want to own, but at the end, we lose time that could be used to do things that we wanted to do.
Things I want to own, I will dedicate ample time and resources to achieve them without having to sacrifice what I want to do, especially spending time with my family.
Owning a big house isn't going to be of much use if there's no one to share it with?
I share with my readers a proverb, incidentally my dad translated and written a chinese version of this few verses and pinned on his wall... I hope he reads it again soon.....
Money can buy a House............But not a Home
Money can buy a Bed..............But not Sleep
Money can buy a Clock............But not Time
Money can buy you a Book.........But not Knowledge
Money can buy you Medicine.......But not Health
Money can buy you Sex............But not Love
Today is 17th July 2008
Time is 12:38am
I am home now.
I am flying off to Jakarta in 7 hours time.
Back in Singapore in 30 hours from now.