21 February 2008

Joy Beta

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." Thich Nhat Hanh

Where is the source of joy? What is joy? People laugh because they are happy? Or they are happy so they laugh?

Life is too tough, too merciless, and too unfair. Who cares if everyone is happy? They always set expectations for others, but don't like to be expected of, unless they are rewarded for their efforts. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

People know what they want best. Ironically, they always expect others to give them exactly what they want without sharing with others what is in their minds. How is it possible to match supply with demand without understanding what the demand is? Why people always make others guess what they want? How difficult it is to share with others how they feel? Why don't people make things easier for others, and ultimately themselves, by opening up their hearts? Guessing is no fun, but a torture.

The source of joy comes from within. Happy are those who share what's within with everyone around without asking anything in return. After all, does it really matter who makes who happy?

Tell a joke to people around to stimulate joy.

Do it today. Do it now.

08 February 2008

Mont Blanc Beta

"We had to figure out who would sign these invoices for these companies. Nobody actually signed the invoice, so they never got paid." Jessica Lloyd Hales

At the bottom of the Mont Blanc invoice, it reads "Thank You and please come again."

Thank you for the business? Ok. People should thank Mont Blanc for thanking them, at least Mont Blanc knows when to appreciate, although it may not be the most effective "how."

And why come again, even with the please, if they don't have a reason to return to Mont Blanc?

If "Thank You and please come again" does not mean anything to anyone, then it's only neutral information experience.

Please won't work anymore.

What really works?