sedikit saja tentang uang

pada umumnya, orang mencari uang untuk memenuhi keinginan-keinginan di dalam hidupnya. namun seringkali setelah uang didapat, daftar keinginan-keinginan yang harus dipenuhi malah semakin bertambah bukannya berkurang.

ingin sepatu model baru, ingin tambah aksesori motor, ingin liburan ke luar negeri, ingin totok aura, ingin beli susu kalsium, dst. sehingga terkadang, uangnya belum cukup tapi keinginan sudah membuncah sampai ke ubun-ubun. atau uang yg sudah terkumpul ujung2nya hanya digunakan untuk mengembalikan energi & stamina yg hilang saat mencari uang.

ada juga yg malah sangat sayang dg uang. uangnya disimpan-simpan, dihemat-hemat, sangat sulit untuk membuatnya mengeluarkan uang. sampai akhirnya dia sendiri tdk bisa menikmati uang yg disayang-sayang itu. tidak ada kebahagiaan, yang ada malah rasa kekhawatiran uangnya akan hilang atau diambil.

uang memang tidak dibawa mati. tapi, jangan lupa, sekarang ini kita masih hidup. kita perlu uang. carilah uang dengan cara yg baik-baik. belanjakanlah juga uang itu untuk hal yg baik-baik. simpan beberapa bagian untuk masa depan. sisihkan beberapa bagian lagi untuk zakat. klo untuk pajak, hmm, saya masih belum terlalu mengerti & belum terlalu percaya sama orang pajak.

oiya, jangan lupa juga, ada beberapa hal yg tidak bisa dibeli dengan uang.

-just write what you can’t remember, what you can’t tell-

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are you in love?

what is the difference between “having a crush” on someone and falling in love?

you think you’re really falling in love, you’re really attracted to certain person. but this happened before, and it was just a “crush”. how can you tell if it’s real this time? here’s what our readers said:

if you’re in love,
♥ you’ll find yourself talking to or telephoning the person for no reason. (you might pretend there’s a reason, but often there’s not.)
♥ you’ll find yourself bringing this person into every conversation. (“when i was in bali..” a friend begins, you interrupt with, “my boyfriend made a great balinese dinner last week.”)
♥ you might suddenly be interested in things you used to avoid. (“when a woman asks me to tell her all about football, i know she’s fallen in love.” said a tv sports announcer.)

ok, so you’ve fallen in love. but falling in love is one thing, and staying in love is another. how can you tell, as time passes, that you’re still in love? if you stay in love, your relationship will change. you might not talk as much about the person you are in love with. you might not call him or her so often. but this person will nevertheless become more and more important in your life.

you’ll find that you can be yourself with this person. when you first fell in love, you were probably afraid to admit certain things about yourself. but now you can be totally honest. you can trust him or her to accept you just as you are. falling in love is great–staying in love is even better!

taken from: conversation 2 upt pusat bahasa institut teknologi bandung.

-just write what you can’t remember, what you can’t tell-