Living life in todays world is a challenge. We have to brave to numerous things thrown at us constantly. We are constantly endangering ourselves while driving to and from work everyday. At work, we need to perform, perhaps with superpowers if mot miracles to please our bosses and the company. Work for the betterment of the company they tell us... work and ye shall be rewarded!
But no, they shareholders want more return from their investment, the company owners want to get their hands on the latest Mercedes Benz and a new mansion. At the end of the day we get paid peanuts and take home the burden and stress in order to keep the shareholders happy.
Corporate wizzards took over and did some creative business deals, shares traded hands and the shareholders are happy. Employees, on the other hand, are at stake. Of all the stakeholders, the shareholders are more important than the employees.
Do we deserve it?
do the shareholders deserve their dividends?
Some of us had tonnes of workload on their shoulders only to have someone else take the credit.
Is that fair?
Inflation is up... nothing new. So the government decided to increase the price of petrol... and approve the increase of other price-controlled items. Satellite TV cost more and I'm preety sure tele/cellphone charges and toll charges will follow suit.
Is it fair for the tom, dick, harry and the average joe on the street?
The people who supported the opposition are angry... the ones how voted for the ruling party kept their anger inside... feeling somewhat cheated.
does it matter at all?
At the end of the day, we are all insects... working for each one of our big fat queen bees.
I was having dinner with some friends this evening and we were talking about communism vs capitalism. One example was how the cigar rollers in Cuba work hard to produce cigars while earning a meagre USD100 a month for their effort. The government then held a grand function with the same cigars being auctioned off at a few thousand USD.
The same is happening in our so called "capitalist oriented" country, we work for peanuts while the bosses get huge bonus signing multimillion dollar contracts. Parallel ideologies i call it.
The rich are getting richer while the average joe will forever munch on peanuts... if we are lucky we might get almond or hazelnut or cashew nuts. If i could afford it, I'll take pistachios, thank you very much.
Is it fair?
does it matter?