There was a teacher in Singapore who devoted 20 years of her life in school trying to mould the nation. Then she discovered she had cancer, but still continued going to go back to school to nurture the next generation. When she died, the school didn't bother to even pay for an orbituary for her. It's not that the school was too poor to do so, they probably see no need to. Money was better spent to paint the walls to maintain the image of the school. So the school staff had to rally and pressure the principal to spare some money for something to remember the teacher's contribution - the school gave in and paid for a small orbituray on the papers.
Anyway, this post isn't about teaching. Rather, it's about the many things in life that doesn't matter.
How often have you wanted to do something, but end up not doing it just so as to please your friends and family? And that lead to some kind of regret in some point your life.
The next video is a hip number called It doesn't matter, and carries a nice message. =p
So you spend 20 years working your a** off for your company?
It doesn't matter! What's your name again? And I don't POOKing care about the contributions you made.
So you are richer than everyone else and just want to flaunt off?
It doesn't matter! It doesn't make us envious, it only make us realise the kind of a** that you are. =p
So you won the beauty pageant 20 years ago?
It doesn't matter! You look nowhere near that now.
So your friends are gossiping behind your back for breaking off with the boyfriend?
It doesn't matter! Their turn will come soon.
So you have has a first class honours/MBA/PhD?
It doesn't matter! You are working for people with half your qualifications but earning a few times your salary.
So you have.....
*puts a hand to your face*
It doesn't matter! Nobody cares! =p
Don't be over-concerned about what people think about you, and end up making decisions just to please them, and screw your own life in the process.
Now repeat this pledge after me, my friends. ^_^
I am a human being, not a donkey.
If you don't respect my values, don't expect me to respect yours.
I am not here to please you, I'm here to RULE.
You can try to piss me, but I ain't give you the sh*t you deserve.
I am SOLELY responsible for leading my own life.
About the Author: Shingo T will like to dedicate this post to people who are too conscious about how they appear in front of others. Seriously, no one cares.