During a robbery in Guangzhou, China, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: “Don’t move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.”
Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called “Mind Changing Concept” Changing the conventional way of thinking.
When a lady lay on the table provocatively, the robber shouted at her: “Please be civilized! This is a robbery and not a rape!”
This is called “Being Professional” Focus only on what you are trained to do!
When the bank robbers returned home, the younger robber (MBA-trained) told the older robber (who has only completed Year 6 in primary school): “Big brother, let’s count how much we got.”
The older robber rebutted and said: “You are very stupid. There is so much money it will take us a long time to count. Tonight, the TV news will tell us how much we robbed from the bank!”
This is called “Experience.” Nowadays, experience is more important than paper qualifications!
After the robbers had left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to call the police quickly. But the supervisor said to him: “Wait! Let us take out $10 million from the bank for ourselves and add it to the $70 million that we have previously embezzled from the bank”.
This is called “Swim with the tide.” Converting an unfavorable situation to your advantage!
The supervisor says: “It will be good if there is a robbery every month.”
This is called “Killing Boredom.” Personal Happiness is more important than your job.
The next day, the TV news reported that $100 million was taken from the bank. The robbers counted and counted and counted, but they could only count $20 million. The robbers were very angry and complained: “We risked our lives and only took $20 million. The bank manager took $80 million with a snap of his fingers. It looks like it is better to be educated than to be a thief!”
This is called “Knowledge is worth as much as gold!”
The bank manager was smiling and happy because his losses in the share market are now covered by this robbery.
This is called “Seizing the opportunity.” Daring to take risks!
So who are the real robbers here?
As an African-American woman, she has always been aware of racism and prejudice, small instances as opposed to disheartening big ones. From a young age she knew how it felt to be treated differently because of the color of your skin. Luckily, she lived in neighborhoods where her neighbors were of all different cultures, so she never experienced outright racism. So when it was time for her to go to college, she was excited to move out of her house and be on her own. She was ready to take on the world and be enlightened as college was supposed to be full of liberal and open-minded people. She was ready to be around people who she could learn from and share experiences with.
When she got to college, like many who go to a majority of large or public universities, she was the only black girl in almost all of her classes. This never bothered her because she’s really not the kind of person who needs to be around black people to feel comfortable. To her surprise, her being black seemed to make her classmates somewhat uncomfortable and shut off. She came into all her classes with a smile on her face, ready to make friends. What she found was that her smiles were not returned and instead, she was given the cold shoulder. She was pretty much invisible. Most students in her classes never talked to her, and when they were forced to have interactions, you could tell that it was just that, forced. She always had to make the first move and speak to them first.
Her classmates were always surprised by her responses in class. They were always shocked when they saw that her grades on tests were higher than theirs. It was clear that they made assumptions about her based on the color of her skin. She’s not sure exactly what these assumptions were based on though. Maybe they were used to seeing black women in a non-academic setting. Maybe they thought that as a black woman she was supposed to fit the stereotype they saw on TV. Maybe they assumed that she wasn’t smart enough to be where they were. Because she never spoke to them about their qualms, this question remains unanswered.
The eyes of disapproval never changed how she felt about herself though. Throughout college she had numerous friends of different races and continued to stay open-minded. Her experiences in class did not dictate the rest of her college experience, and she was not jaded by the fact that people who were not black may have looked at her differently because she knew who she was as a person. She refused to walk around with a chip on her shoulder because she knew what she represented. She can’t be the spokesperson for the entire race and do the absolute most to get any and everyone’s approval and admiration, but instead, she can only be her. She just wish that she could have educated or enlightened some of her classmates who preferred to stay with their own people and who went out of their way to NOT give her a chance.
College was a great experience for her altogether. One lesson that she took away from it is that in this world, whether she’s in school or at work, the color of her skin will always precede her. People will automatically judge her in some way because she’s black, including other black people.She knows now that it’s not her job to fight the stereotype. The best way to negate a stereotype is to just be you. No matter what stereotype people think she is , she know that once they get to know her they will see that they where wrong, which brings her all the satisfaction she need
(credits to: madamenoire.com)
Life is the greatest show on earth.
We all know our beginning but the ending is still unknown.
Actually we don’t even have a director or storywriter. We have the pen and have to write our own story.
You can write a thriller , a story of a lifetime , or a horror movie.
You even decide your own soundtrack(mood) and your co-stars (friends).
You can decide to be the leadplayer or just another castmember..
Decide you own scenario’s , gray streets and rain overflowing the pavements or cherryblossom trees with birds flying high.Don’t you rather want to be a classic than another one hit wonder? Yes is tought so! So why don’t you start today with making your life the way YOU want it to be!! Because a year from now you will regret why you didn’t started today.”Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans” Don’t let it waste but just stop.And enjoy:)
And this still hapens in the year of 2013.
What happend to our outlook? This time today there are many cases where this story could just be the other way around.It’s not more that obvious that being black means you have less privileges or have a rough past.Let’s from now on whipe away our judgmental outlook before we meet or speak to other people.
And this counts for everyone speaking to anyone from a diffrent ethnic background or culture. Sometimes it’s better to listen before you speak and know before you judge.
The left column of this drawing should be followed up.That is the way it should be. Speak with people from an opposite ethnicity true that perspective and you will see that you’ve made life acceptable. Not only for the other but also for yourself. Be the one to make a change and create a smile on faces 🙂
A 50- something year old white woman arrived at her seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn’t want the seat. The seat was next to a black man. Disgusted, the woman immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat. The woman said “I cannot sit here next to this black man.” The fight attendant said “Let me see if I can find another seat.”
After checking, the flight attendant returned and stated “Ma’am, there are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class.” About 10 minutes went by and the flight attendant returned and stated “The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, but there is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to an UNPLEASANT person, the captain agreed to make the switch to first class.” Before the woman could say anything, the attendant gestured to the black man and said, “Therefore sir, if you would so kindly retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class as the captain doesn’t want you to sit next to an unpleasant person.” Passengers in the seats nearby began to applause while some gave a standing ovation.
Let’s end ignorance and racism. Be the one to create a smile on another persons face , not a tear or a frown.