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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

How to make money

I am writing this as I'm watching a programme called MONEY. It shows people paying sums like £400, £600 and even £2000 for seminars on being millionaires. Almost all these seminars emphasise that going to get an education in school is a waste of time. They teach that we all should not be looking for a job and can be financially free. Watching this programme made me think I was watching a cult. All the people shown in the programme following these teachings seemed very stupid and gullible. I mean they were being told to scratch their earlobes, jump up and down, high five-ing each other and chanting "I have a millionaire's mind" "I'm financially free" and so forth, in what was being called wealth coaching or millionaire mind reconditioning. I only wish these gullible people could one day say "Hey when we pay for these seminars isn't that how these people got rich in the first place"

Don't get me wrong, making money these days has a lot to do with chance, opportunity, good timing and luck among other things. I could win the lotto next week purely out of chance. I just feel sorry for people who get taken for a ride because they can't see the full picture. I currently earn around £35000 a year and would like to be a millionaire one day but there is no way I would give up my job in pursuit of millionaire conditioning seminars. It seems to me that the get rich quick schemes have just got cleverer. I don't normally describe anyone as gullible but if someone without a job is spending money on the credit card to go on expensive seminars, claiming to become a millionaire in a year's time.........come on! 

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Being Normal

I have spent a great deal of time thinking about what being "normal" actually means. It seems that there are so many interpretations out there. Going out in the street and stabbing someone is clearly seen as not normal. I like to see things from both sides. What about someone who keeps dangerous animals like snakes, lions, crocodiles, etc? It is my view that this behaviour is not normal. Why would anyone expose themself to clear danger? So many people have been killed this way and this has been highly publicised. In the same breath, is it normal to walk outside alone in the middle of the night? Even without referring to crimewatch, I think that placing yourself in that situation is not normal.
I will leave you with an even more intriguing proposal. Is falling in love a form of self harm? Let me know your thoughts.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Why i decided to get my Samsung Galaxy S2

My History with phones started with Nokias really. I changed my phone roughly every year, preferred the smartphones. I used several versions of the the Symbian system before getting the very first iphone. I liked it but it did not have MMS, bluetooth usage was limited to headsets, at the time i needed infrared which it didn't have, the app store was not that big and actually simple things like cut and paste had been omitted. I have also had the iphone 4 which restricts to itunes. I hate the fact that you have to jailbreak an iphone to get its full functionality.

The galaxy S2 brings the android oS which is really liberating. You can fully customise almost everything on the phone. I also like the idea of customizable widgets, which i had seen on the symbian system.

I do not need a separate diary, mp3 player, electronic organiser, ebook reader, tablet and other related gadgets. I have all of these in one. It is refreshing that all of the youtube comparison videos I've watched favour the galaxy S2. I find that the android market has a lot more free apps as well. I have a feeling i will have this phone for a lot longer, as long as i keep updating the oS. 

I have mabe these 2 videos to address the 2 errors that annoyed me the most. Enjoy;