Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Voluntary Work

I read an e-mail last night and found it funny, nonsense yet meaningful to some extent. It was something like this (I couldn’t really remember):

God: Ah Gu (cow), I create you to work for men, give them milk and as a return I let you chew on grass and a 50-year-lifespan.
Ah Gu: What the crap?! I have to labor for men and I only have grass to chew? I just take 20 years life time, I give you the rest.
God: Okay.

God: Ah Kow (dog), I create you to guide the door for your owner, should anyone come in, all you need to do is to bark at him. As a return, you’ll be given your master’s food leftover and a 20-year-lifespan.
Ah Kow: What the crap?! I have to bark and what I get is only leftover? No way…
God: Okay.

God: Lau Kau (monkey), I create you for a purpose. You are to put your best and funniest faces to make men laugh. As a return, you will have peanuts and banana, and a 20-year-lifespan.
Lau Kau: What the crap?! I have to do the silly faces to make men laugh and all I get are just peanut and banana? I don’t want to be so suffering, I give you my 10 years.
God: Okay.

God: Son, you are my masterpiece, so what you have to do are just eating, drinking, sleeping, playing and enjoying. I give you 20-year-lifespan.
Human: Are you serious?
God: Sure…
Human: Since Ah Gu doesn’t want his 30 years, Ah Kow doesn’t want his 10 years and Lau Kau doesn’t want his 10 years, why don’t you just give me? You can’t do anything to it also.
God: Since you’re so enthusiastic for your life, okay, I give you all.

And so, we eat, drink, sleep, play and enjoy for the first 20 years as we are growing up. We work and labor like Ah Gu for the next 30 years to raise our family. We have to bark outside people’s door for 10 years when we are retired and finally we have to make all the silly faces to make our grandchildren for our last 10 years.

Sometimes, I really wonder why we, human are so pitiful. We have no shortage of problems and worries. Solving this problem to wait for another one. Should we actually do something to help people if we are capable of or afford?

As my friend said she thought of doing voluntary work instead of continuing her tertiary education, but somehow, she wants money to enjoy. She said it’s really hard to find a balanced point between money and contribution. I also agree, I can’t give up money as I find it playing an important in my life, but seeing our world is losing its empathy gradually, I feel I’m responsible to make some contribution. I’m wondering should I participate voluntary work in my 3 months of holidays at the end of this year. Or should I say am I ready to do so? Or should I say my parents will not bark at me after listening this?

19 comments:

ż£ż™ said...

Oh swt... =.="" I don't want to be Ah Ju Ah Gau or whatever, can I give you back my 50 years? XD. I just want to enjoy my first 20 years, even if it's 2 more years. (but I don't think I'm enjoying now either...)

~K£cќ~ said...

=.=" then what are you doing now?

OSL said...

ur first week of ur three weeks sem break had juz started..so r u doing anything voluntary jobs now?

ż£ż™ said...

I volunteered to be volunteer, to volunteer myself to volunteer in the blog, to volunteer to crap in the blog (sorry).

Mr. Turtle: Chatting with you =.= (1:30 AM)

Damson said...

Oh God is really so fair......thinking bout voluntary work......how long can you stay put to it?...I think you may give it a try but you still need to earn money for your life isnt it? A voluntary work for your sem break is just great...learn new stuffs...experiences...you may not have chance to try it later on...lol...well the decision is still on you...(crapping...)...nice to meet you...good luck and take care~

nostalgia.jesskang said...

KY: DOn't give me, give back to God.

OSL: Ermm, I'll gather more info regarding this, and plan for it...

Damson: HI!!!

Shane said...

LOL, since we all are animals, then where should we live? Are we living in the zoo?
Mutation occurs in an incredible way. We can change from human to GU, Kao, Monkey and blah blah blah.. lol
Be carefull and check ur body when you wake up. You might become those animals one day. perhaps tomorrow morning? Lol..

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Mutation won't happen in a night right? Haha...

~K£cќ~ said...

Who knows ... but i dun think there is any case of a human becoming animal in a night yet ... maybe it eventually will ....

Catguin said...

humans being animal at night...does it include those who like to miow all the time?

p/s: Add me in catguin.blogspot.com

you just found a mutant >_<

~K£cќ~ said...

Wats a miow sesat doing here @.@ ....

Damson said...

to miow around....? =.="

ż£ż™ said...

Spidey mutated in a split second =.=

Damson said...

Where you get that facts from? haha...Spidey mutated over night la man...and he got stabbed by that spider in the afternoon leh...

~K£cќ~ said...

Yalo its overnight @.@ ...

ż£ż™ said...

What the heck, I'm not referring to THAT Spidey la =.=. I was talking about THIS Spidey =.=

Damson said...

Oh so there is another spidey?...say earlier mah...swt...sorry lor...

~K£cќ~ said...

Huh? which spidey ... =.=

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Haha... I'm confused...