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Why I still dont have a Facebook account

May 17, 2010

Over the weekend, I met with some friends who I haven’t seen in a month or two. Lo and behold – 2 of my friends are getting hitched. You know why I wasn’t updated? Because I ain’t got no Facebook account y’all!

Yes, ever since facebook was invented by Mark Zuckerberg (one of the youngest billionaires today), creating an account for this pop social networking site hasn’t crossed my mind yet. I maintain an ebay store (ehem!) and that munches most of my time I find facebook counter productive mainly because, I noticed that one bad Filipino trait is gossiping about other peoples lives. I mean,get a life, dude!. I also found a LOT of things to do online aside from facebook  that are more essential and more productive.

But hey, I heard a quote from somewhere that the only constant thing in this world is change. And that change is needed because if you remain stagnant, mosquitoes will grow on you or something like that. So I am not closing my door to facebook as it is a tool to promote my blog and i am hoping to inspire others to have different outlook on things – things that really matter. I have a twitter account, though.

www.twitter.com/magikero01

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The Real Gap Between The Rich and The Poor Is Not The Money

May 4, 2010

Ok, so I just got a ‘GO’ signal from my friend (naks! feeling) Fitz Villafuerte to re-post this awesome article about the difference in  mindset of Rich people versus middle class and poor people. Fitz’s blog is one of the few blogs that I religiously follow. His post’s makes perfect sense and I would suggest that you also follow him. And me =)

This is my first time to just copy and paste an article from a different site, so I do hope that I do not brake any blog rules mumbo jumbo. So, read on and digest…….. Again, this article is on fitzvillafuerte.com.

Thanks Fitz!!!!1



Society is basically made up of the rich, the middle class and the poor.

And between these groups, the most obvious difference is the amount of money they have.

Personally, I believe that the real gap between the rich and the poor is really NOT their monthly income.

To think that the only difference between the haves and have-nots is the size of their bank account is very short-sighted.

Because in reality, the amount of money one has is actually just a consequence of one’s mindset and actions – and that is where the real gap lies.

But aside from the rich and the poor, there is also the middle class. How different are they from the two? Moreover, why do some people manage to get out of being poor but get stuck in being middle class? Why can’t they progress and become rich?

Below is a list of comparison that will answer these questions.

Goals and Lifestyle

  • Poor: Survival; thinks from day to day – a hand-to-mouth existence
  • Middle Class: Comfort; thinks from paycheck to paycheck
  • Rich: Freedom; thinks from year to year and far beyond

Spending and Debt

  • Poor: Pays in cash or debts
  • Middle Class: Pays through credit cards and revolves debt
  • Rich: Pays through credit cards but pays in full monthly, knows how to leverage debt

Thoughts and Conversations

  • Poor: Talks about people
  • Middle Class: Talks about material things
  • Rich: Talks about ideas

Work Attitude and Mindset

  • Poor and Middle Class: Plays it safe, works just enough, satisfied with mediocre results
  • Rich: Takes calculated risks, challenges oneself to excel and be the best

Money and Opportunities

  • Poor and Middle Class: Scarcity; opportunities are few and money is hard to come by
  • Rich: Abundance; there are a lot of opportunities out there for me to make money

Attitudes and Motivation

  • Poor and Middle Class: Impatient; I want to live in comfort today
  • Rich: Delays gratification; I sacrifice today, so I can live in comfort for many days in the future

Luxuries and Obstacles

  • Poor and Middle Class: I cannot afford it. I cannot do it.
  • Rich: How can I afford it? How can I learn to do it?

Success and Wealth

  • Poor: Lottery, marry someone rich
  • Middle Class: Inheritance, advancement of career
  • Rich: Frugality, business and investments

Recreation and Fulfillment

  • Poor and Middle Class: Distractions and escapes (television, gossip, etc.), surrounds oneself with material things
  • Rich: Life enrichment, self-growth, helps and provides value to others

Ask yourself, where does your mindset stand today? It’s never too late to change.