Thursday, April 19, 2007

WHAT Eleanor Roosevelt HAD TO SAY


Hungarian sussage with rice and bottomless iced tea. What made the dinner more interesting for me was knowing the fact that it was one of the business owners' garrage and they turned it into a really cozy, artistic bar!

It was indeed an enriching evening with a few new friends. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Great minds talk about ideas, average minds talk about events, and small minds talk about people.” We were able to talk about people (a common friend who lives a miserable life because his mother runs it), events (that shooting rampage in Virginia Univ) and ideas. That, I can talk about for hours right now, because that's where we dwelled. We talked about Filipinos still molding clay jars, and not being able to move on and try out making porcelains -- real porcelains, for that matter. We talked about status quo and how it sucks the whole system. We talked about economy, how local producers opt to export products because it's not being supported in the country. We talked about many others things along this line, until finally we talked about pooling our resources and starting a business that would cater to tourists, backpackers, children, adults, parents. It has to be organic. It has to be cheap. It has to be interesting and unique.

AND IT CAN BE DONE! Now, this is what I call GREAT MINDS. To hell with voyeurism. To hell with greedy, mostly foreign capitalists. To hell with pro-gun societies. The world needs a few good men. And brilliant ones, mind you. :P

8 comments:

bebang rulona ... said...

ano ni? ano ni? email ko about details :)

foobarph said...

My ideas in life may not be that as great like our heroes or ancestors, but for me, having an idea (whether it be simple or complicated), is the first step of having a great mind.

Click http://foobarph.wordpress.com/2007/04/20/what-foobarph-had-to-say/ to read more. ^_^

anne said...

yes, foobarph, you are absolutely right. for me, sharing about these things these days, talking about ideas on how to better our life and the lives of people around us, is what we need in this present world.

felinelostindwilderness said...

i agree with that Belle! Everyday I see criminals (innocent till proven guilty) in the office with their heads laying low, not knowing what to do and what's gonna happen to them. I talk to them, had conversations with my bosses about what's going in the Law, its system and how it affects the lives of the people involved. Great minds..only if you want to be considered one and if and only if you even care. tayog ko ah.

Anonymous said...

Where is this artistic bar? Daw kanamit na sang hungarian sausage ah?

Interesting post, the world is getting smaller and smaller...scary thoughts that every where you go you'll never gonna be safe. I fear for my children. IF only we do something to change it for the future generations.

My name is Anne said...

meow, good thinking. ok lang,mskin ano ka katayog, you can be sure ga kabit ko.hehehehe.nami na imo work kay damo ka man ma learn about US system. ma ugtas ka man,pero at least you horizon widens.

mapz, we can still do something to change it. miskin na lang we get to start with our own children. dako na ina nga step to a brighter, safer future. we just have to be very conscious with our day to day dealings with our 'supling' :D

Switchblade Betty said...

I second that motion, unfortunately the good and brilliant are usually concerned with things other than global domination. It is the ignorant and greedy that try to govern all as whole...

bebang rulona ... said...

start ta with our self.. then our family ---our nearest neighbors =)