Life and business guru Francis Kong has this piece entitled Stuck on Stupid in the Philippine Star. Quite an insightful piece. Met Mr. Kong in a symposium once and you have to admire the simplicity of his words. Nothing fancy but they hit the semantic nail on the head almost every time.
Here are some outtakes from the piece that I find relevant:
Why do certain people go deeper into debt? Because they are stuck on stupid. They are not only acting their age, they are not acting their wageâ€¦! Buying things they donâ€™t need with money they donâ€™t have from people they donâ€™t know to impress people they donâ€™t like.
Why do certain people cannot get a steady job? Because they are stuck on stupid. Anywhere they go they feel like the world is against them. Poor people skills and the inability to respect authority. They are all wrapped up in themselves and they make a small package.
Why do certain people destroy their relationship with their families? Because they are stuck on stupid. Playing with fire all the time and not expecting to get burnt?
Why do certain people continue to work in a job they donâ€™t like, live in a house they donâ€™t want and live a life they hate living? Because they are stuck on stupid. They have not taken the initiative to stop doing what they are doing and to start working on themselves more than they do on their jobs.
Any of these sound familiar?
Ah, well-said, and very true. Iâ€™m reading the whole piece. I love the part about debt because I know a couple of people who have the habit of borrowing money from almost everybody they know. Iâ€™ve even loaned quite a sum and it remains unpaid up to this day. So many people are stuck on stupid these days, then goes about blaming fate, or the situation, or other people.